Coronavirus: Practice Information

We are currently providing restricted services at Church Stretton Medical Practice.

If you feel you need non-urgent medical advice please use our E-Consult link, which is at the top of our website, in the first instance. If you are unable to use E-Consult or for urgent queries, please phone the Practice, but be aware that there may be a high level of calls.​

Please be aware that all GP appointments have been changed to phone calls initially. Please do not come into the Practice unless requested to by your GP.

If you require a prescription please use the usual methods to request one. Please do not over order or try to order early due to the Covid-19 outbreak. All prescriptions are being dealt with as normal and will be refused if outside of your normal repeat timescales.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Update – as of 2nd March 2021

Our Centre in Church Stretton is providing Covid-19 Vaccinations for patients from our local Primary Care Network (a group of medical practices) - Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Clun, Bishops Castle and Ludlow. The Practice team are working hard to run these clinics, with the help from the other 5 practices, the Mayfair staff and Shropshire Council.

We are continuing to work through calling our list of patients.

Nationally the patients listed in the criteria below are invited to book in to their larger local/national hubs

•you are aged 60 or over
•you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
•you are an eligible frontline health worker
•you are an eligible frontline social care worker
•you get Carer's Allowance – find out more about Carer's Allowance on GOV.UK

You also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use this service. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

If you have been sent an invitation to book elsewhere, you may book the appointment yourself centrally by following this link, or the instructions in your letter or click here

 

When will I be called?

The order in which patients will be called for their Covid Vaccination can be found here

 

Why am I being asked to wait?

If you would like to read more about why you are being asked to wait for your vaccination, please follow this link

 

I have received a letter from NHS England inviting me to make an appointment. What should I do?

These letters of invitation are not from Church Stretton Medical Practice and relate to appointments at one of the larger national vaccination centres such as Shrewsbury or Ludlow (opening on 1st February).  If you are happy to attend one of these larger centres, you are welcome to do so. Please follow the instructions in the letter.   

 

Please do not contact the practice about Covid Vaccinations, as we are working through lengthy calling lists. Thank you.

 

Roll Out of Covid-19 Vaccination Centres

Please click here for the very latest information regarding Covid-19 the vaccination roll out

 

Isolating Safely at Home with Covid-19

Advice for patients isolating at home with Covid-19

Recovery from Covid-19

For patients who are recovering from coronavirus, some helpful advice may be accessed here

 

Face Masks

With effect from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business. This is an additional mandate to wearing one on Public Transport.

If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons, please visit the government website for more information. Here you will be able to print off an exemption card.  The exemptions are based on the trust of the patient acting responsibly if they feel they are eligible.

You may also be able to print out exemption cards from

Mask Exemption Cards

 The Practice is unable to supply individual letters.

 

Update on 9th July 2020

Once again we would like to thank our patients for their support and understanding during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Whilst the country gradually starts to reopen we are also starting to reinstate some of our core services. This is a very slow progression for us, in line with national guidance and is aimed at protecting the health of all concerned. We will continue to run a telephone triage service in the first instance but this is no longer limited to a week in advance. Appointments should still be made via phone or alternatively you could use e-consult for your enquiry via this website. As ever, the more information you can provide us with the better able we are to deal with your request

E-CONSULTS

We would kindly request that you only come to the Practice premises if you have been asked to by a clinician, and please wear some sort of face covering. Our clinicians are still required to wear full personal protective equipment when seeing patients in person and this may take extra time prior to your appointment.

As always, the safety of our patients and staff are uppermost in our thoughts and we thank you for your patience whilst we all try to navigate the new normal.

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