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Diabetic Eye Screening: Important Notice about Diabetic Eye Screening
The National Diabetic Eye Screening Team have recently issued guidance to restart screening for all in a phased approach. Our Restoration Plan has been agreed with the local NHS England and NHS Improvement Commissioners and we are very pleased and eager to start screening once again.
We will invite people to screening appointments in the following order:
Invite over next few weeks and months - those who are pregnant, under digital surveillance, newly diagnosed, had background retinopathy at last appointment (R1M0) or Did Not Attend their last appointment.
Next Year - Those who at their last appointment had no retinopathy or maculopathy (R0M0) are at much lower risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Should you notice any severe changes to your sight in the meantime, please telephone your local Hospital Eye Department or A&E.
The Bookings Team will be in touch to rearrange all other appointments once screening resumes.
Thank you for your patience.
Covid-19 - proof of vaccination
Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certificate of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport, or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against covid-19.
These proof of vaccination documents have not yet been developed and as such cannot be provided by your GP. As soon as we have further information we will share it with you.
We are all delighted by how well the Covid vaccination programme is going and we look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us as the Roadmap Out of Lockdown begins.
If you are 50 or over please do book an appointment for your vaccine as soon as you can:
Phone on 119
Click on the link sent by the surgery, or if all else fails, phone the surgery
There will be fewer first vaccines delivered in April, although second vaccines will be given. Plans to vaccinate patients under 50 have not yet started. We expect vaccine deliveries to increase again in May
We will be taking this opportunity in April to start looking at:
how we can get back to a normal routine of consulting with patients
which screening areas we need to prioritise
how we can do this in a Covid safe way
Thank you for your patience as we all work through these changes, and do look after yourselves by attending all your appointments including those for immunisations and screening.
Go here for the latest detailed information from the government and other organisations.
Accessing the surgery
Patients are reminded that we are continuing with telephone triage and will call patients for examination at the surgery only when the Doctor feels that this is clinically appropriate and necessary.
All other standard appointments, such as blood tests, flu jabs, cervical smears, dressings etc. are continuing throughout and do not need to be cancelled.
Visitors and patients will be expected to wear face coverings at all times whilst visiting the surgery with the following exceptions:
Children under the age of 11
People with disabilities
Those with breathing difficulties
Those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading
We have changed the location for medication collections. We will now be issuing medications via the window at the rear of the surgery. For any patients who normally collect their medications from our Dispensary - please park at the front of the building and then follow the signs to make your way to the left & rear of the building.