There is general concern amongst the healthcare profession that people may not be seeking medical help for illnesses and symptoms that are not related to Covid-19.

Some patients are telling us that they don’t want to bother the doctor at this time but we would like to assure you all that we are here and still able to help you. Only a small number of clinical procedures, such as cervical screening, have been suspended for the time being.

Other patients may be nervous of coming to the Health Centre but please be assured that we have many measures in place to ensure that our patients and staff are safe.

You can contact us via email or telephone, and our GPs and nurses are able to provide advice on the telephone, or via text or video link. Patients are brought down to the health centre only when absolutely necessary and are screened for Covid-19 symptoms before they enter the building.

Please do not wait too long to seek urgent assessment and treatment.

For parents if your child is unwell and you are concerned you should seek help.

Those with urgent dental pain should still call your dentist.

If you have a health complaint that is worrying you and will not go away you should call your GP.