WELCOME TO NEW PATIENTS
We are mindful that registering at a new practice can be daunting and that there can be confusion as all surgeries have their own way of doing things. Please read this quick guide for information that is specific to how we operate at Stoke Gifford and Conygre Road Medical Centres.
BANK HOLIDAY OPENING - THE PRACTICE WILL BE OPEN AS NORMAL OVER THE EASTER BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND (10TH AND 13TH APRIL). SURGERY DOORS WILL BE CLOSED BUT WE WILL BE CONTACTABLE BY PHONE FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH GPS.
Important - Coronavirus (Updated 24 March)
NHS advice is to self isolate for 7 days if you have any cold or fever symptoms - regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed infection. You should call 111 for further advice if you feel unwell and require medical attention. For information about shielding and social distancing please Guidance on self isolation document (2/4/20)
SURGERY DOORS ARE CLOSED
In order to reduce risk of covid infection to patients and staff, we have taken the difficult decision to close the surgery doors. The Surgery remains open and continues to provide medical care and advice. However, this will be done largely by telephone or video consultation. Where a GP feels it is urgent that you are seen, we will invite you down.
If you need emergency medical attention, call 999
If you are concerned that you are unwell with the Covid Virus, call 111
If you need to contact the surgery:
- Phone: 0117 979 9430 (lines open from 0800-1230 and 1330-1830)
- Please use NHS App or Patient Access app to order repeat medications
- Reception Team brccg.L81118.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prescribing Team brccg.L81118.email@example.com
- Secretaries brccg.L81118.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nursing Team brccg.L81118.email@example.com
Please leave any mail or prescription requests in the letter box.
If you are called down for a face to face appointment, please read our respiratory clinic guide for more information.
Advice on self care can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
Meningitis vaccinations update. The Men ACWY vaccine for teenagers was introduced in 2015 and is offered to pupils in Year 9 in schools, with a catch up campaign being rolled out for older pupils (Years 10 – 13) and university ‘freshers’. If you are in these age groups (14-18 or in first year university students) and are unsure if you have had the vaccine, please contact us and we can check your records and clarify your vaccination status. We are running additional sessions to ensure that we can give this vaccine promptly where required.
Improved Access. We are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends. Speak to a member of the practice team to find out more.
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