General Information

If you or your child has Covid-19 symptoms then please DO NOT contact the surgery, instead please use the 111 Online service where you will get the advice and treatment you need.


GP Appointments

To Book a GP appointment for any other symptom or illness during the COVID-19 pandemic please visit our appointments page.


The GP will decide on your appointment type and this will either be in-person by attending the surgery or via our video doctor consultations. If you are required to attend the surgery then a face mask or covering is required and must be worn throughout the duration of your visit.

Only the person who has the appointment will be allowed to enter the surgery no additional friends or family will be permitted unless agreed by the surgery before. If you are bringing your child to the practice then only one parent will be permitted.

We ask everyone attending the practice to respect the floor signs and maintain a safe distance.


Spring Booster Campaign

The Spring Booster Campaign is currently being rolled out to all those over the age of 75 and all those 12 years and over who are immunosuppressed.
Please await an invite from your surgery.
These are still being delivered at Stifford Clays Hub and this site is due to close as a vaccination Hub on the 30th April 2022 until further notice.

General Information

What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19?

Try to stay at home and avoid contact with others if you have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or have symptoms of COVID-19.

Please view the following link for complete information on what to do: NHS - What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) or symptoms of COVID-19

If you can't find an answer to your query on our website please contact us.

Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most of these are mild and short term and not everyone gets them.

Even if you do not have symptoms after the first dose, you still need to have the second dose.

Although you may get some protection from the first dose, having the second dose will give you the best protection against the virus.
Having a painful, heavy feeling and tenderness in the arm when you had your injection. This tends to be worse around 1-2 days after the vaccine.


General aches or mild flu like symtoms.

The vaccine is Animal free, Gluten free, Potassium free and Sodium free.

You need to be Covid - 19 free for at least 4 weeks before having the vaccine.

Proving your vaccination status when travelling abroad

As of Monday 17th May 2021, an updated version of the NHS App will go live. The updated version will contain a separate feature to show individuals COVID-19 vaccination records. Please note, this feature will not be controlled by the individuals practice. Effectively, this turns the App into a vaccine passport.

For full details on how to deomstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status please click the link:Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 working days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent automatically to the address registered with your GP. The 119 call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you’ve recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you can't find an answer to your query on our website please contact us.