Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
From Spring 2020, organ donation in England will move to an 'opt out' system. For more information, please visit www.organdonation.nhs.uk
Clinics & Services
Kessingland patients can call and make an appointment with Julie our phlebotomist. Her clinics are Monday to Thursday 8.30am till 11.30am.
If you require a blood test, you do not have to wait for an appointment in surgery. Patients are able to attend one of the two walk-in clinics below held each morning (Monday to Friday) at Beccles Hospital & Sole Bay Health Centre, Reydon. IP18 6GY. The times are as follows:
Beccles Hospital Mon-Fri 8.30am-12pm
(11.30 at times due to excessive demand)
Sole Bay Health Centre Mon-Fri 9.00am-11.00am
Areas Where Talking to a Health Visitor Can Help
The health visiting team works closely with the local children’s centre and has information about all their services including baby massage and baby yoga.
Longshore Surgeries is working in partnership with OneLife Suffolk*, to encourage our patients to access their FREE services. If you live in Suffolk and would like support and help to improve your health then please click the logo below for more information.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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