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Buttercross Health Centre is open as usual over the bank holiday weekend

NATIONAL EMERGENCY: COVID-19

PATIENT NOTICE

 

We are bringing in changes to the way that the practice undertakes appointments with immediate effect in order to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to patients and staff.

 

  • The practice will be strictly reviewing all patient requests

 

  • We are only allowing patients to enter the surgery following a telephone triage call by a clinician; they will advise whether you need to come in.

 

  • If needed, we will offer you a face-to-face consultation after the telephone assessment but this is not guaranteed and will be down to individual clinical assessment.
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  • If you have been offered one of these face-to-face consultations please be aware that the surgery doors will be closed. 

    When attending the surgery for any appointment please call us on your arrival 01458 272473 and either stay in your car with your window open or stand within the 2 metre marked out sections.

    If you are unable to call the surgery on arrival please do not worry and please DO NOT ring the door bell, the clinician will come and collect you from outside at the time of your appointment.

    If you have any concerns or questions please do not come to the surgery without being requested to, in the first instance please use Ask My GP or ring the surgery.

    Thank you for your cooperation at this time.

     

Many conditions are able to be safely dealt with during a telephone appointment.

 

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Foreign Travel Information

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make a telephone appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

 


 


Traveling in Europe

If you are traveling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

 



 
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