For all up date information please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please check in for your appointment using the self check-in, this is now available for patient use, but may we please remind you to sanitise your hands before and after using the facility.
Once you have checked in please take a seat in the waiting room however if there are no appropriate seats available (seats with a green tick), let a member of staff know you will be waiting outside.
COVID-19 : Visiting your GP Surgery
COVID-19 protections are still in place in surgery.
In line with Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.
Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so is key to preventing spread of infection.
Continue to respect the 2m social distancing.
Test and isolate if you have any symptoms : If you have symptoms you MUST get a PCR test AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and before visiting your GP surgery. Rapid lateral flow tests should NOT be used to confirm infection.
Wash / sanitise regularly.
YOU MUST NOT ENTER THE BUILDING IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID, you must test and isolate as per government guidelines. If you are symptomatic and you need to speak to a member of staff please call the surgery on 01434 320077.
We thank you for your support.
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
Recovering from COVID
Recovering from COVID-19 can have a physical and mental impact on a person, it has been recognised that some people who have suffered from COVID-19 can take longer to recover than others but there are steps that can be taken to help this process.
https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/ is a website available to help you or someone you know to better understand what has happened and what might expected as part of the recovery process.
NHS.UK INFORMATION SUPPORT LINKS
General NHS advice
For expert information and advice on how COVID-19 impacts specific palliative or long-term conditions and how to manage your condition during the pandemic.
HIV and AIDS
Sickle cell disease
Chronic kidney disease
Motor neurone disease
End of life care
End of life care – Changes in the last hours and days
Other Patient information links
Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)
Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)
People with Asthma
People with Diabetes
People affected by Stroke
Children/young people T1 diabetes
People with Heart/circulatory disease
Young people with anxiety
Adults with anxiety
People with Rheumatoid Arthritis
People with cancer
People with inflammatory bowel disease
People with Parkinson’s disease
People with Multiple Sclerosis
People with liver disease and liver transplant
People with kidney disease including dialysis
People with epilepsy
Mental Health and Abuse Support Services
- Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services
Supporting anyone affected by domestic abuse in Northumberland
01434 608030 10am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
Support for those affected by suicide
www.ifucareshare.co.uk Tel: 0191 387 5661
Counselling service for victims of sexual abuse
gracenrc.org.uk Tel: 0800 035 2794
- Tyneside and Northumberland Mind
Counselling for those affected by suicide or a traumatic death.
www.tynesidemind.org.uk Tel: 0191 477 4545
- Talking Matters Northumberland
www.tmnorthumbeland.org.uk Tel: 0300 3030 700
- Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Children and young person’s primary mental health
www.northumbria.nhs.uk/ primary-mental-health Tel: 01661 864 588
Keeping People Connected Short-term support service for people who have learning disabilities and/or autism
adapt-ne.org.uk Tel: 01434 600 599
- Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
24-hour access to mental health care, advice and support
www.cntw.nhs.uk/needhelpnow Tel: 0303 123 1146 (for all ages in need of an urgent response)
Mental health and wellbeing services Bereavement and generalised mental health counselling
www.cygnussupport.com Tel: 01670 853 977
- BPAS (British Pregnancy Advisory Service)
Pregnancy termination and counselling
www.bpas.org Tel: 03457 30 40 30
Services for children and young people:
- Sexual abuse counselling
- Bereavement counselling
- Trailblazer group work
www.barnardos.org.uk Tel: 0191 212 0237