Welcome to West Hallam Medical Centre
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE
If you or a member of the household develop a high temperature or new continuous cough you might have Coronavirus.
PLEASE STAY AT HOME FOR 14 DAYS
PLEASE DO NOT BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE GP PRACTICE
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE
PLEASE CONTACT NHS111 IF YOUR SYMPTOMS WORSEN
Until further notice appointments can only be booked by phone - 0115 9440088.
Our priority is to minimise social contact and help protect staff and patients.
Thank you for your co-operation at this incredibly challenging time.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
GP practices, due to the pressure of COVID19, cannot issue sick notes. No exceptions. This is the rule until further notice. Please note our Reception team are only doing their job when they tell you this. We have produced a reasoning and guidance document that may help with your employer.
Sick Note (Med3) Information for Patients
We will home deliver all your medications until further notice. Please only order medications by phone or online. If you pay for your medications you will need to pay before we can deliver. If you have not already done so please let us have your mobile phone number.
Being seen by the Appropriate Clinician
When calling the practice you will be asked by the reception team the reason for your call. This is simply to allow the reception team to ensure you are seen by the most appropriate clinician. It is not the reception team being nosy. As with all staff receptionists are bound by a confidentiality clause.
The practice clinical team now consists of a wide range of clinicians who can manage all conditions. We hope you agree that it is important that GPs see and treat the most poorly and complex patients. It is not a good use of their time to be managing minor illness.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2019
See our latest news section to find out more......
You may have heard the above term being used. To understand what this is about please click on the link below:
Social Prescribing - Patient Information
Taking Care of Yourself
Do you want to lose weight, stop smoking and become more active? If so please visit the website below for help and advice for one central point of contact for all service users and professionals alike. This service is free of charge at point of entry.
Choosing the Right Service when Feeling Unwell:
Click the link below to see what options you have available:
One Click Away
Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online. Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
(Site updated 26/03/2020)