Welcome to The Blackdown Practice
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE SURGERY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS.
For further guidance, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus or if you require medical advice visit the NHS 111 website. https://111.nhs.uk/
Spring Covid Boosters are available to the following groups:
- Patients aged 75 years and above.
- Older Person Care Home patients.
- Patients aged 12 years and above with a weakened immune system.
The government guidance is to aim to have your booster at around five to six months after your last dose, and at least 3 months must have passed since your last dose.
You can book appointments if eligible at the mass vaccination centres eith online or by telephoning 119.
The Practice does not have any vaccination sessions planned currently.
Most people recover from Covid within a few weeks, but for others this can take a longer period. Click on the link below for help and advice:
Long Covid Information and Advice
We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.
It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link:
(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your web browser.)
Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.
There’s a button at the bottom of the Germ Defence website for sharing by social media.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The practice was rated Outstanding at its last inspection in June 2016. You can read the report here -> CQC Inspection report
(Site updated 02/07/2022)