A suppler to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of the blood vials used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it is safe to do so, 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 provide you with a date for when the test will be rescheduled.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you normally would.
If you have developed new symptoms of a continuous cough, fever OR a change in smell or taste, or have been in contact with someone with confirmed Coronavirus, please do not come in to practice. National guidance is that if you are otherwise well, you should self-isolate for 10 days and your household should isolate for 10 days. However, if you do become unwell, you should contact 111 online for advice or by phone if unable to access online services.
The practice is operating a full telephone triage system. The reception team will arrange for a GP/ANP to call you to decide how your health issue should be managed. Please be aware that as part of this service, all callers will be asked a range of questions and this may cause a delay in answering telephone calls. You may be offered a face-to-face appointment without GP triage if this is appropriate.
The door will be open for prebooked appointments only. No other patients should enter the building. If you do have a prebooked appointment, you must wear a face covering to protect yourself and others.
We would like to reassure patients that the practice is open and face-to-face appointments will be booked if a GP feels it is appropriate. Our staff are adapting to changes and are working very hard to ensure there is minimal impact to patients.
If you require a Coronavirus test, please contact 119.
Online booking of appointments remain suspended. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we feel that this is essential to minimise the risk to staff and patients.
Welcome to King's Medical Centre
Established in July 2018, King's Medical Centre strives to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We offer a wide range of services and are always looking at ways to expand and improve these.
We work collaboratively with five other local practices who together make up our Primary Care Network (PCN) serving the population of Ashfield North. The practices are King's Medical Centre, Willowbrook, Woodlands, Brierley Park and Skegby Family Medical Centre. Current collaborative activity includes GP access, providing weekday evening and Saturday morning surgeries, early morning appointments and the employment of Pharmacists, Social Prescribers and First Contact Physiotherapists who work across the five practices.
Please have a look around the website and send us some feedback if you like. We aim to use the website to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice.
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