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 Coronavirus Information

The NHS in England and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from Italy, mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers - click here .

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • To other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • To Italy, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

 


Repeat prescription requests are no longer accepted by phone.  Use the online service, post or request in person.

 

Health Screening

There are currently screening programmes available and, if you are eligible, you will be invited by a letter automatically.

Bowel Cancer Screening


If you are 60-74 years old, you will be invited by the screening programme automatically.  If you 70 or over and would like to have screening, you can ring 0800 707 6060 to book an appointment.
Please note that this screening is aimed at people who are currently not having any bowel symptoms.
Please click here for more information


Breast Cancer Screening

Currently women between the ages of 50 and 70 are eligible for screening. You will get an invitation from the screening authority before your 53rd birthday. At any age, if you have any breast symptoms, please contact the surgery to book an appointment.  This screening has been extended to include women in their late 40s and up to 73 years old.
Please click here for more information

Cervical Screening
We offer cervical screening for all women aged between 25 and 64.
But, cervical cancer is more common if you

  • smoke
  • first had sex at an early age
  • have had several sexual partners or your sexual partner has had several other partners
  • take immunosupressant drugs

Please click here for more information

Aortic Aneurysm Screening

If you are eligible for aortic aneurysm screening and not had an appointment yet, you can ring 01422 224204 to book an appointment.



 
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