**IMPORTANT INFORMATION - COVID-19**
The NHS 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.
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PATIENT APPOINTMENTS**
As a precautionary measure, we are reducing our face to face appointments as much as possible. This is being done to reduce the risk to both patoeht and staff from contracting the coronavirus. Instead of face to face appointments, you will be offered a telephone or video consultation as an alternative. If the doctor wishes to see you following this, an appointment with be arranged.
We are also requesting that all patients select a pharmacy for their prescription to be sent electronically to, rather than attending the surgery to collect a paper prescription. Please contact the surgery to let our reception team know your pharmacy of choice and we can update our records accordingly.
We are working hard to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and we appreciate your patience at this time.
If you wish to request an online Consultation please click the link below. We will respond within 48 working hours.
This link also allows you to request information about your symptoms, request fit notes and allows us to triage and book appointments as necessary. We encourage patients to request telephone consultations and if appropriate book appointments through this system. Please take a look ………...
At Simmondley Medical Practice reserved car parking spaces for the disabled are marked near the front door. Wheelchair access to the building is via the front entrance. Patient services are provided at ground floor level. A disabled patients’ WC is provided near the front entrance. If access proves difficult to any of our disabled patients, we would be happy to consider any suggestions for improvement. Please let us know if you need assistance. The practice welcomes assistance dogs, but please speak to a member of staff before you visit the surgery with your dog so that a familiarisation visit can be arranged.