Patients requiring general information on coronavirus should use this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has go here: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
COVID 19 Vaccinations
We will contact you directly to invite you for a vaccination at the appropriate time. This is determined by vaccine availability and which group of patients are currently being vaccinated. We are part of the BRUNEL federated group of practices and have joined forces to roll out a mass vaccination campaign for Swindon residents and of course all our patients will benefit from this collaborative effort. Here are the groups in order of vaccination:
Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
All those 80 years of age and over
All those 75 years of age and over
All those 70 years of age and over
All those 65 years of age and over
All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality (see Appendix A or Chapter 14a)
All those 60 years of age and over
All those 55 years of age and over
All those 50 years of age and over
Gap between first and second dose of vaccine: – please read THIS article for more information on the recent changes.
COVID 19 symptoms: If you have any sore throat, cold or recent cough, fever, loss of smell, OR have been in contact with symptoms of Covid 19 then please do not attend the surgery, please self isolate and check for further instructions NHS111 online .
Self Certification : Please visit the self-generating sick certificate here
Information on self-certificates and medical notes (you may give this to your employer)
Triage line: Please do not call the triage line or ask for exemptions from the self isolation process – we are not able to provide this advice.
Before attending the clinic: Please read the following STAY AT HOME GUIDANCE before booking or attending the surgery for an appointment
For updates on COVID-19 please visit NHS111 online or GOV.UK for up to date information.
Prescriptions During this time please use SystmOnline or request by email on
[email protected] (with no spaces).
If you are unwell with any symptoms – however mild then please do not attend the surgery for anything unless expressly invited by the medical team. You must declare any symptoms at the time of entry.
All patients are requested to wear a face covering.
Stay at home guidance
Please read the full guidance here
These can be mild with a sore throat, headache, body ache and a new rash. The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
- loss of sense of smell or taste
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
More help on face coverings and exemptions – Gov.uk up to date guidance.
Print your own exemption cards – templates – Gov.uk up to date templates.
Guidance for employees and employers – Gov.UK upto date guidance
Travel Guidance – Gov.uk update
Guide for very high risk patients – shielded patient advice and how to do this.
Employer – or self certification advice here – please print and give to your employer if needed.
COVID-19 tracker – see each area of the UK and how many people are currently affected.