COVID-19 VACCINATION UPDATE
▪️ We are now contacting our eligible patients for the COVID-19 vaccination
▪️ We will contact these patients; please do not call us.
▪️ Patients will be invited according to the guidance and groupings laid down by the government, staring with those patients aged 80+.
▪️ For more information on when you may be called, please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-care-home-and-healthcare-settings-posters/covid-19-vaccination-first-phase-priority-groups
▪️ Please note, these vaccinations will not be carried out at the practice at present.
Although the government has announced on Monday 18th January that priority groups 3 and 4 will now be called for vaccination, which is those aged 70+ and clinically extremely vulnerable, we have not finished calling our 80+ patients and so won't be calling patients aged 70 and above until we have invited all the 80+ patients.
See our Covid Vaccinations page for more information. This page will be updated regularly.
We are returning to Essential Services only
Due to the continuing increase in Covid cases, the third national lockdown and starting to provide Covid vaccinations, we have reluctantly taken the decision to reduce our service levels.
We have done this to keep patients and staff as safe as possible and ensure that we can vaccinate as many of our patients as quickly as possible. Although vaccinations are not taking place at the practice, our staff are working at the local vaccination hub.
We are cancelling all but essential tests and reviews and will only be asking patients to come for a face to face appointment when there is no other alternative.
Our Barlestone branch will remain open for the collection of medications from the dispensary but all other services there have been suspended for the moment.
We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause but feel it is the safest course of action at present.
If you or anyone in your household have any of the below coronavirus symptoms
A new continuous cough
A high temperature (37.8 degrees or higher)
A loss/change in your normal sense of smell or taste
DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY.
You must stay at home and self-isolate, only leaving the house to get tested for Coronavirus.
For more information on Coronavirus please see our Coronavirus Information page
Welcome to Ibstock & Barlestone Surgeries
Welcome to our practice website. There's lots of useful information on this site about our practice and your health. If you're new to the area we would love to have you as one of our patients. Please see the 'New Patients' part of this site for details.
We are a training practice and so we regularly have fully qualified doctors who are now training to become GPs working with us. We also regularly participate in research studies to help improve medicine for everybody.
Patients with a special need or requirement
If you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss please let any of our clinicians or staff know. We will then arrange to communicate with you in a way that suits you best. We will also add a note to your patient record so we are aware of this for the future.
Links to other organisations
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(Site updated 25/01/2021)