As a result of the shortage, all doctors have been told to suspend non-essential blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but in some cases, where it is safe, you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when tests will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will re-book your test as soon as we can. If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
University Hospital Southampton and our colleagues in primary care are working together to support the management of this incident across Southampton.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
We are aware of the planned move to lifting the remaining Covid restrictions in England from the 19th of July. Medical settings are a higher risk environment and will need to be subject to more control measures than other public facilities.
We are acting very cautiously and are maintaining:
• Social distancing
• Face coverings
• PPE for healthcare staff
The delta variant is more transmissible and patients may come to the surgery when they are contagious. It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients and our staff safe whilst we deliver our care. Thank you
If a doctor does need to see you in person then you will be given an appointment to attend the Practice.
Our Nurses and Healthcare Assistant are providing appointments for most nursing procedures, but please ring the practice and check with our Reception Team for availability.
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• a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back;
• or a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
• or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
• Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
• You must self-isolate
• Check if you are eligible for a test
SELF-ISOLATION ADVICE REQUEST A TEST
The practice does not have access to tests. All tests are conducted by the national testing scheme. Please do not ask us if we can test you.
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
OPEN NHS 111 CORONAVIRUS SERVICE
Please do not call us and do not call NHS 111.
Please do not visit us, do not visit a pharmacy, do not visit the walk-in centre & do not visit any hospital.
They offer information on services to help with shopping, medication collection, keeping physically active and emotional support; developing plans to cover short term practical, physical and emotional needs; and helping to co-ordinate services that support the most at risk in their homes.
To get in contact with them, please call 023 8017 0610.
CALL 023 8017 0610