Noticeboard

From 19 July face coverings will still be required when entering any site of Sandhurst Group Practice, unless you are exempt. In line with official public health advice, measures remain in place across all healthcare services to protect patients, visitors and staff. 

From Monday 19th July our doors will be open again from 08:30am  

On the day appointments will be available on the telephone from 8am - we encourage everyone who is phoning for anything other than on the day GP appointments to phone after 9:30am - thank you for your understanding

The latest news section directs you how to obtain a Vaccine Passport 

(this is not available through the GP surgery)

Please note that E-consult is now available for our Patients to use only during our opening hours and is unavailable after 6:30pm and at Weekends for safety reasons

 

SEE OUR LATEST NEWS SECTION FOR OUR STAFF CHANGES & LATEST UPDATES ON COVID VACCINATIONS IN OUR AREA 

 

If you are NOT calling about booking an appointment please do not phone at 8am as this is our busiest time  - try calling for advise or administration in the afternoon. 

We now release all appointments on the day at 8am

Please be ready to give your Date of Birth and a SHORT description of why you require a consultation immediately you get through - this will help us deal with you quickly 

 Please note that Face Coverings & Mask Exemption Letter Requests will be refused as Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. For further information please follow  this link Face Mask Exemption Poster.             

                         Please call 111 for help and advise if you have an emergency that will not wait

NHS England are  recommending that anyone who develops covid symptoms or have come into contact with someone who has suspected COVID-19 symptoms,  should self-isolate at home immediately and call NHS 119

Due to the continued social distancing, if you are coming into the surgery for an appointment please only arrive 5 minutes before your appointment - be aware you may be asked to wait outside if our waiting room is full

Repeat prescription requests 

A reminder  you are no longer be able to collect your prescriptions from the practice. All patients will need to nominate a pharmacy to collect their prescriptions.  You can email any acute prescription requests to our dedicated prescription email at sgp.prescriptions@nhs.net 

.Information on the current pandemic is available at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

 HELP US TO HELP YOU QUICKER - TRY OUR E-CONSULT ONLINE SERVICE CLICK THE LINK BELOW - ask any question with regards your health either clinical or administration - you may receive a telephone call or a text message in answer so please keep your phone near you as these are not booked appointments.

Your question will quickly be sent to a the best person to deal with your problem (depending whether this is clinical or admin question) who will then text, phone you, or email  as best suited to your problem.  They can even send medication directly to the chemist of your choice

Your local A&E is experiencing longer delays than usual, so to help us (and to avoid a long wait) we would ask that you only attend there or call 999 in a serious or life-threatening emergency.

Remember, there is a range of options available to you, including your local pharmacist, NHS111 and 111.nhs.uk.  

As you know self-care is a great way to avoid getting ill in the first place, so keep washing your hands with soap and water, get plenty of sleep, eat and drink healthily, check your medicine cabinet and ensure you have sorted any prescriptions or vaccinations.

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS

 Our Home Visits are now carried out by Paramedics - they will have ID for checking and will arrive in  normal transport.  They have full access to your notes and will be communicating with your Named GP.  Please request a Home Visit through Reception as normal.  The Paramedic may phone to check your symptoms and the emergency beforehand, so make sure we have your correct contact details. 

We no longer offer Travel advice & Clinics. You  will need to go to your local Travel Clinic for this advice or go online to a travel Website such as fit-for-travel 

Some larger Chemists also offer Travel Clinics.

Living with a health condition? Free NHS Self Management Courses are now available for people living in Bracknell. Please visit out Latest News section for further information 

At our recent CQC inspection our rating was 'GOOD' in all areas

  Please sign up for our on-line services to view your medical records as well as order repeat prescriptions to be delivered straight to the chemist of your choice. 

Travel Vaccincations and Advice

Sandhurst Group Practice  no longer have Travel Clinics

We no longer offer travel injections or advise.  PIf you are travelling to a country for which you will need to have vaccinations, you can visit the following website for information on what is required:

www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk

Alternatively, you can visit any large Pharmacy or a specialised travel clinic.  You will need to bring proof of your consultation with you if you need to book an appointment for any of the injections below.

Travel vaccinations are only free of charge if there is a possibility of bringing a disease in to the country which could be deemed to be detrimental to public health.  Currently, the only vaccinations for travel which are free are:

  • Typhoid
  • Tetanus
  • Hep A

These can still be administered by the Practice Nurse.  Currently there is a nationwide shortage of Hep A so these vaccines are temporarily unavailable or of limited stock.

If, for your travel destination, you only need either/or Typhoid, Tetanus or Hep A (when available) then you can make a 10 minute appointment with one of our Nurses please bring along evidence that you have already received Health advice.

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with a travel specialist.  You can visit a private travel clinic or some large Pharmacies to discuss your travel arrangements.  We recommend you do this at least six weeks in advance of your travel date. This will include all countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations and advice are required.  You can also look up the government on-line website who will recommend vaccinations and offer advise about any country you plan to visit.

In addition you may also find the leaflets below a useful reference.


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

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling 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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