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 Please note that we are experiencing a high volume of telephone calls at the surgery and it may take longer for our team to answer your call.  If you are calling about your prescription, you need to speak to the pharmacy to make sure they have received this.  Please note that prescription requests are taking 48 hours to process.   Please be patient.  Thank you. 




Welcome to Tong Medical Practice - Rated Outstanding by CQC. 

Welcome 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.

The Practice is rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Please

See the full report at https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-587967049

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you are contacted. . Information on the vaccine is available on here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

We understand that people who have had the first dose of the vaccine are keen to get their second dose as soon as possible, so you can get maximum protection from the virus.

For patients who have already had their first dose of the vaccine will be aware that their appointment for the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine has been cancelled. We would like to reassure you that you will be given the second dose of the vaccine around 12 weeks after your first dose.

At the end of December 2020, new guidance was issued from the Government chief medical advisors which meant that the amount of time between the first dose and the second dose was increased from three weeks to 12 weeks. This is guidance which all services delivering vaccinations now have to follow which is why your appointment for the second dose of the coronavirus vaccination had to cancelled.

The new national guidance was introduced to be able to prioritise a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine for as many people as possible, which will save more lives.

Even with just one dose of the vaccine, people are given a significant level of protection against coronavirus. Every time we vaccinate someone for their second dose, it means that we are not offering the vaccination to someone else for the first time. By offering more people the first dose of the vaccine we are able to greatly reduce the chances of the most vulnerable people getting severely ill from coronavirus.

 We hope that helps to explain why your second dose of the vaccine has been postponed. We will be in touch to book your second dose appointment soon and thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been estimated to offer 89% effectiveness from two weeks after it is given

GP appointments are still available

Although we’re delivering services a little differently at the moment, appointments are still available. You might find that you have an appointment over the telephone or online (known as an eConsult) please see below and this might be with someone different than you normally see.

If you need medical help, please call your local GP practice or use e consult below, we just ask that you do not come to the surgery in person.

 

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SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

If you have symptoms of cough, fever or shortness of breath you may have the Coronavirus.  PLEASE CALL 111 FOR ADVICE - DO NOT COME TO GP SURGERY

If you are self-isolating you can go on the following website for a self-isolation note for your employers: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

Face covering

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Please be aware that GPs are NOT in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.  Please do not contact us to request a letter, however, self printed exemption cards are available online.  Please google-  face covering exemption card. 

IF YOU ARE AT RISK OR EXPERIENCE DOMESTIC ABUSE YOU CAN STILL GET SUPPORT. THE NATIONAL HELPLINE IS FREE TO CALL 24/7 ON 0808 2000 247 OR ONLINE AT gov.uk/domestic-abuse OR LOCALLY 'STAYING PUT' ON 0808 280 099. POLICE ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON 999 (55 IS THE SILENT OPTION).

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Patient.co.uk 

This is an online resource providing information on healthlifestyledisease and other medically-related topics. The website's aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health-related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets (which can be read online or printed), blogs, well-being advice and videos. Click here to visit the website. 

 

 

 

(Site updated 06/04/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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