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95 Momus BoulevardCoventryWest Midlands, CV2 5NBTel: 024 7645 7497
All appointments are subject to cancellation or rescheduling. All appointments will take place remotely, where possible. If you think you may have Coronavirus, please visit the NHS 111 website, where you will be able to check your symptoms and get some information on how to self-isolate.
If you have any other URGENT medical need, please telephone the surgery and ask for a call back from a member of the clinical team, where you will be given a telephone call or video consultation. A very small number or patients may need to be seen in the surgery. These patients will be given special instructions. ONLY COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
Tuesday mornings and some afternoon appointments. Booking (first) appointments are usually an hour long and are usually done around 8 weeks. All other appointments usually last around 15 minutes.
If you are a Carer, please tell us. We will record this on your patient record and offer you information about support for Carers in Coventry.
The Department of Health guidance recommends a cervical smear test every three years for women aged 24 and 6 months to 49, and every 5 years thereafter for women aged 50 to 64.
Six week child health checks are carried out by the Health Visitor in the community clinic. Appointments are made by the Health Visiting Team.
Child health checks for babies who are 8 weeks old and postnatal checks are carried out at the practice by the GP, twice a month. You will receive a letter from the practice inviting you to these appointments.
We are part of the NHS Coventry computerised call and recall system, whereby appointment reminders are sent automatically, when due.
We offer Asthma, CHD, COPD, Diabetes and Hypertension clinics.
A counselling service is available to patients following a referral from a member of the clinical team.
Services include advice on: Oral contraception, Coil (IUS) fitting, Contraceptive Implant, Emergency contraception, Morning after pill, Termination of pregnancy, Sterilisation and Vasectomy.
We recommend influenza vaccinations for patients with chronic heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases (including asthma and chronic renal disease). Those living in long-stay residential and nursing homes, and all patients over the age of 65 years (pneumococcal injections also available for 65+).
We offer free NHS Health Checks to help you be better prepared for the future and be more able to take steps to maintain or improve your health. If you are between the ages of 40-74, please book your Health Check at reception.
NHS Stop Smoking Services offer support that works. We offer flexible Stop Smoking Services. Please ask at reception for more information.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. Please allow at least 8 weeks before travelling to book your appointment. More information can be found on our Travel Health page.
This is an NHS service provided free of charge. You can have your blood taken at any of the locations listed by clicking here regardless of which GP you are registered with. So, next time your GP asks you to go for a blood test, click on the below link to find your nearest blood taking service or ask at reception for a list of phlebotomy clinics.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, please 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 8 weeks before you travel), as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse. Some vaccines may need 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 the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
The majority of procedures, consultations and services carried out at this surgery are paid for by the NHS. However, where additional services are provided, we are required to pass on the specific cost to patients. The type of additional, non-NHS funded services most frequently requested include:
Our fees for these services, which are in line with BMA approved national guidelines, are displayed below:
Non NHS Services
Private Sick Note
First 7 days of sickness
Patient or Employer
Fitness to travel
Fit to Fly (short)
simple letter detailing prescription medicines with surgery stamp
Patient or Insurer
Holiday claims proforma
Holiday claims simple report
Fitness to exercise
Fitness to Drive
HGV, PCV, LGV, PSV Full Exam & Report
HGV, PCV, LGV, PSV Limited Exam & Report
Extract From Records
Elderly Driving Cert
Driving Licence Photograph
Patient or employer
Report & opinion
Exam/report & opinion
Patient or Local Housing Authority
£5 plus vaccine cost
International Certificate of Vaccination
Full exam & report
Report without exam
Report on Pro-Forma
Extracts from records
Certificate of Incapacity - "to whom it may concern"
Access to Records
Full. Paper, manual, combined
Accompanied by clinician
Fostering & Adoption Fees
Form IHA Initial Health Assessment
Forms M, B Obstetric Neonatal reports
Forms C, D, YP or AME Full examination of child
Form AH Health assessment, Prospective carer
Form AH2 Update report, parent/carer
Childminder (Ofsted health declaration form)
BAAF Adoption Form
Examination of children in /for care-first exam
Freedom from infection for children for care
‘To whom it may concern’ letters
£22 - £47
Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the ages at which they should ideally be given.
If you're not sure whether you or your child have had all your routine vaccinations, ask your GP or practice nurse to find out for you. It may be possible to "catch up" later in life.
Try to make sure you or your child have vaccinations delivered on time to ensure protection. If you're going to be away from the GP surgery when a vaccination is due, talk to your doctor. It may be possible to arrange for vaccination at a different location.
The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Requests for information should be submitted in writing with the patient's signed authorisation included for information to be released. Direct requests by patients will be asked to complete a 'medical consent' form given by reception. If you require further information, please speak to a member of our reception team.
The Good Neighbours Coventry Scheme is a project which has been developed by local churches (HOPE Coventry and Together for Change), in partnership with Age UK. It's primary aim is to improve health and wellbeing amongst older people.
Working collaboratively, faith organisations and Age UK Coventry are seeking to engage with isolated and lonely older people by developing existing social networks and using existing community resources to enable residents to help each other. This could take the form of group activities, 1:1 befriending support, or low level practical assistance.
The project will increase the range of friendship opportunities and activities available for older people within Coventry, as well as significantly increasing reach to isolated and / or lonely older people to help them engage with their communities and maintain their independence.
If you know anyone over 50 who might benefit from a weekly visit from a befriender, a local coffee morning or friendship group, or simple practical help, please get in contact. Equally, if you have half an hour at any point in your week spare to offer friendship over a cup of tea to a local older person, we would love to hear from potential volunteers too.
Training sessions are run monthly across Coventry, check out the Facebook page or email the project manager, Jess Day-Pollard, on email@example.com. The training session will equip you for befriending and assisting older people in the local area from 30 minutes per week with confidence and safety.
To read more about the partners of this scheme and their involvement, please click on the links below:
Please stay at home for 14 days if yourself or someone in your household has the following symptoms:
- Temperature of 37.8 degrees or above
- New continuous cough and breathlessness
This time period starts again if another member of your household develops these symptoms.
Please DO NOT come to the practice, your pharmacy or hospital.
Please click here for advice about staying at home.
What if my symptoms worsen?
Only contact 111 if you feel your symptoms are unmanageable at home, or if your condition worsens.
Can I get a sick note if I am self isolating? Patients with suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) who self-isolate, can request an email confirming this from NHS 111, instead of a sick note from their GP.
Those who self-isolate may self-validate for the first seven days. After the seven days, you may seek an email confirmation of the diagnosis by dialling 111 - avoiding an unnecessary and potentially dangerous trip to either their GP or hospital.
SICK NOTES FOR THOSE SELF-ISOLATING WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELY AND MY COMMUNITY?
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111 ONLINE CORONAVIRUS SCREENING
Government Advice On Social Distancing
Coronavirus Advice In 21 Languages
NHS Coronavirus Information
How To Wash Your Hands Effectively
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Lockdown Links to keep the family entertained
Mental Health Support Links
patient information - EDUCATIONAL LINKS FOR KIDS
When somebody loses a loved one, it is usually a very difficult and trying time. The emotions you are going through are probably quite normal. Often, people think they’re going mad or crazy because they either; see things or can’t quite get their ‘head’ straight. One moment, you may be thinking that you’re fine and doing okay and then at another moment, unexpectedly, you might find yourself in floods of tears. All of this is quite normal. The important thing is not to question how you feel but to allow it simply to be.
At the bottom of this page, you will find a list of local organisations that offer free Bereavement Support. Please don’t hesitate to call them. But before you do, please continue reading this page (in which we hope you find some comfort).
The following is a list of things commonly experienced by people who have lost a loved one. These are quite NORMAL and they will soon disappear. None of them mean that you are going mad, and many are often out of proportion (like guilt or anger). Try not to be too preoccupied by them. Don’t obstruct them, just let them happen. There’s no right or wrong way of coping with a death. People respond to a loss in their own, individual way.
Preoccupation with thoughts of the dead person leading to tearfulness and to insomnia.
Visual phenomena Illusions of seeing the dead person and pseudo hallucination visual, auditory and physical.
Indecision and Restlessness. There may be periods of being able to concentrate and perform quite well amongst periods of haziness and indecision.
Searching – knowing that the person is dead, but going hopefully to places where the would have been.
People who experience bereavement often wonder whether they are depressed. Most of the time, they are not – instead, what they are experiencing is a grief reaction, where one’s mood is expected to be low. You may find comfort in knowing that most people manage to carry on with their lives a few months after a loved one has passed on. Grief usually passes through three stages, but these stages are not separate, nor do they necessarily follow in sequence.
An initial stage of shock or disbelief when it is difficult to believe that the death has occurred. This stage may last minutes or weeks.
A stage of acute anguish or anger that usually lasts from weeks to months, when feelings of depression occur. Planning the future may be difficult.
A phase of resolution after months, or even years.
It can take between 6 months to 1 year to go through these three stages. The average is probably around 6 months.
Although most bereaved people are not depressed, around one third (30%) can be. Symptoms that suggest a bereaved person is also depressed include:
intense feelings of guilt not related to the bereavement
thoughts of suicide or a preoccupation with dying
feelings of worthlessness
markedly slow speech and movements, lying in bed doing nothing all day
prolonged or severe inability to function (not able to work, socialise or enjoy any leisure activity)
prolonged hallucinations of the deceased, or hallucinations unrelated to the bereavement.
Please see your GP as soon as possible if you feel this is you.
It takes on average 6 months for a person to get through a bereavement. In some circumstances, people get stuck in their bereavement journey, and it is in these cases where they may need a doctor to help them move on.
You should go and see your doctor EARLY (i.e., within 2 weeks of the death) if
Your loved one died a sudden or unexpected death
Your loved one died a painful, stormy or horrible death
You have experienced multiple losses recently
You feel you cannot carry on living without your loved one
There is no one else at home who lives with you
You have other life crises – financial, job loss, house being repossessed etc.
You have already been diagnosed with anxiety, depression, panic disorder or any other mental health illness
The support of family and friends is invaluable to anyone – especially at difficult times. So make sure you are surrounded by other loved ones. Sadness after bereavement is natural: it’s normal to want to discuss the deceased and become upset while doing so. Expressing feeling does not make things worse. So, make sure you have pictures of your loved one around your house and pluck up the courage to discuss the good times.
Try not to dwell on the bad times. All relationships have ups and downs and focussing on the downs does nothing but harm you. Besides, your loved one probably wouldn’t have wanted you to focus on the bad times either. Surely they’d want you to remember them in a positive light.
Sometimes, you may feel your brain is focused and your body quite productive. At other times, you may feel quite hazy, indecisive and not be able to do much physically at all. This is absolutely normal. Try not to get frustrated – just let your body do its thing. Go with the flow.
Instead of analysing or questioning the way you feel, accept those feelings and let them be. Remember, one moment you may be okay and the next you may not. All of this is okay.
Talk about your loved one to others. There may be feelings around anger, guilt, anxiety, helplessness and sadness. Talk them through. And if it makes you cry or be angry, let it.
All relationships have their ups and downs. Try to focus on the good times.
Please consider getting in touch with a Bereavement Support Service (CRUSE), even if you think you are doing okay. Just give them a go.
Grief or Bereavement counselling helps mourning by allowing someone to work through the stages of grief in a supported relationship. So, look up some of the organisations we have listed below, even if you think you are doing okay. The goals of grief counselling include:
accepting the loss and talking about it
identifying and expressing feelings related to the loss (anger, guilt, anxiety, helplessness, sadness)
living without the deceased and making decisions alone
separating emotionally and forming new relationships
the provision of support
identifying ways of coping that suit the bereaved. Explaining the grieving process.
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