Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Montpelier Health Centre has worked hard to ensure we have remained open to patients and we want to reassure our patients that this continues through this current national lockdown.
We continue to offer services appropriately and safely according to patient needs. The triage model still applies so all requests for a GP appointment will be navigated by a Call Handler in the first instance. Patients can contact the surgery via telephone or by completing an online E-Consult form.
It remains the case that if we need to see a patient face to face we will invite those patients in for an appointment.
Please do not try to come to the surgery to book an appointment, to sort out a prescription query or for any other non-appointment issue. You can now send your prescription requests directly to the practice by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We have many vulnerable and at risk patients who have to come to the surgery for essential dressings, injections and appointments and therefore it is extremely important that we keep the risk of infection to these and other patients and our staff by limiting entry to the practice to those patients with appointments only.
It is essential to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with alcohol gel or soap and water.
Stay at home where possible, stay 2 metres apart, wear a mask.
Please note that there may be some disruptions to the services offered at the surgery whilst clinical and non-clinical staff are sometimes deployed to help with the Covid vaccination clinics. We thank you for your patience and understanding at these times.
Commencing on Monday, January 11th 2021 Ashton Gate Stadium is now being used as one of the seven mass vaccination sites across England. On Tuesday January 19th 2021, we began vaccinating our own patients both on home visits to the housebound and within the surgery itself.
Please do not contact the Surgery to enquire about your vaccination. The Surgery will contact you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
- Update 28/04/2021, Supply of Vaccination
- Update 28/04/2021, Updated COVID-19 Vaccination Guides for Patients
- Update 28/04/2021, COVID-19 Vaccination and Blood Clotting Guidance for Patients
- Update 09/04/21 Safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine
- Update 19/03/2021, Mobile Vaccination Clinics
- Update 19/02/2021, Vaccine Scam Information in South Asian Languages
- Update 20/01/2021, Covid Vaccination Update
- Update 19/01/2021, Covid Pandemic and Vaccinations
- Update 14/01/2021, Vaccination Information and Q&A
- Update 07/01/2021, Waiting for you Hospital Care
- Update 30/12/2020, Suspected Covid-19 and Isolating
- Update 11/11/2020, Flu and Coronavirus
- Update 14/09/2020, Your Covid Recovery
- Update 27/07/2020, Exemption from Wearing Facemasks
- Update 27/08/2020, Materials for Non-English Speakers
National Guidance Links
You will find the up to date government guidance here:
Shielding guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable:
- Gov.uk: Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19
There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). The test you need depends on why you’re getting tested. Both tests are free.
The 2 main tests are:
- PCR tests – mainly for people with symptoms, they’re sent to a lab to be checked – Get a PCR test if you have symptoms of COVID-19 on GOV.UK
- Rapid lateral flow tests – only for people who do not have symptoms, they give a result in 30 minutes using a device similar to a pregnancy test – Get regular rapid COVID-19 tests if you do not have symptoms
More information can be found on the NHS website – Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) NHS (www.nhs.uk)