Welcome to Whitehill Surgery
WHITEHILL SURGERY will be CLOSED from 1PM on Tuesday, 20th April 2021 for training/education purposes.
We will re-open Wednesday 21st April at 8.30 a.m.
If you need urgent medical assistance that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens then please dial 111 for the NHS 111 Service; for life threatening conditions please call 999.
Please remember we are closed for bank holidays:
- Early May Bank Holiday – Monday, May 3
- Spring Bank Holiday – Monday, May 31
- Summer Bank Holiday – Monday, August 30
- Christmas Day – Monday, December 27
- Boxing Day – Tuesday, December 28
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE – COVID-19 PLANNING
We are continuing to provide primary care services while doing what we can to protect both staff and patients, therefore we are having to adapt out working environment and plans.
Fairford Leys Surgery has limited appointments and is NOT open to patients.
The doors at Whitehill Surgery are being kept closed to all except patients that have been called in after being triaged and those patients who have essential appointments; all patients need to be screened for symptoms. If you need to book an essential appointment please call 01296 424488.
We do not have all the answers regarding Coronavirus so would suggest that you check out the Public Health England website for up to date guidance.
We appreciate your patience and hope you will do all that is advised to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR LATEST INFORMATION:
Face Mask Exemption Letter
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering. The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
In respect of public transport, the responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider not your GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but who considers themselves to have another reason to be exempted.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
Remember: face coverings are mainly intended to protect others, not the wearer, from coronavirus (COVID-19) they are not a replacement for social distancing and regular hand washing. It is important to follow all the other government advice on coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have recent onset of any of the most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19):
a new continuous cough
a high temperature
a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia)