Covid-19

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 – bnssg.mhcprescriptionrequest@nhs.net

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.

COVID Vaccinations

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.

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National Guidance Links

You will find the up to date government guidance here:

Shielding guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable:

Lockdown guidance:

Self-isolation guidance:

Testing

You can get a test if:

  • You have a high temperature.
  • You have a new, continuous cough.
  • You’ve lost your sense of smell or taste or it’s changed.
  • You’ve been asked to get a test by a local council.
  • You’re taking part in a government pilot project.
  • You’ve been asked to get a test to confirm a positive result.

Gov.uk: Free NHS Test