Due to the COVID 19 outbreak from the 17th March onwards we will not allow patients to enter the surgery premises without a pre triaged appointment. If you already have an appointment booked with a GP this will now be a telephone consultation at the time of your appointment.
If you have an appointment booked with any of the Practice Nurses including Child vaccinations please still attend but only if you are well. If you need an appointment, please call first and you will be triaged by a clinician. You can still order your medication online or put written requests in the prescription basket by the entrance doors.
Public Health England has reissued and updated their advice on Vitamin D due to the current situation around the pandemic where people are spending more time indoors. We include here the current Vitamin D information leaflet.
The Simpson Centre and Penn Surgery have continued to offer
a GP service following the guidance from NHS England. We are now operating at
Covid Phase 3, as are all GP practices nationally. Please see the news post for more information.
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Government Advice on Face Coverings
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here. This link includes a list of reasons why someone might be exempt from wearing a face covering.
Following national discussion, we recognise that 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.
The responsibility for issuing exemptions lies with the transport provider, not the patients GP. Similarly, practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
Patients needing to travel on public transport in London may wish to print-out a self-exemption card which has been approved by TFL. This can be displayed on clothing or a lanyard. It can be found here.