Welcome to Southwell Medical Centre
Please ensure you are wearing a face mask or covering when entering the surgery. Please only attend the surgery if you are collecting a prescription or have a face to face appointment. For all other enquiries please call us on 01636 813561
Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do
National lockdown: stay at home
- You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
- You must not leave your home unless necessary.
- Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
Help control the virus
To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
Wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
Cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
Make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.
Visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for Full guidance on staying at home and away from others
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.)
Information about our flu campaign this season
Great news!! We now have some flu jabs available for all those who are eligible, including the new age category 50-64 who are not clinically at risk from flu.
Please book your flu vaccine by phoning our reception team on 01636813561.
This is the only way to book and it keeps footfall to a minimum, we are doing our utmost to protect our patients and staff.
Please support us during this busy time, the reception team will help you as much as they can.
For more information about the flu vaccine you will receive please go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu/ for further information.
Happy New Year (despite the new National Lockdown) from Southwell Medical Centre
As the Covid Coaster continues for all of us the plans for our Covid Vaccination site at Newark Showground are looking promising for vaccinations to start week commencing 11th January.
Our message remains the same – wait to be contacted to book your Covid Vaccination appointment, the bookings are managed by the vaccination programme NOT the surgery so please DO NOT call the surgery as we cannot give you any further information on when you might receive the vaccine.
The over 80s are our priority for the first wave of vaccines and with national guidance changing on a daily basis, we can’t yet give out further information for other patient groups.
At time of press our focus is to support the Newark site, which serves the whole Newark Primary Care Network.
Some patients have been calling asking for GP advice on whether they are suitable to receive the Covid Vaccine our advice is for patients to book their vaccine unless they have had a severe allergic reaction.
“Any patient who has had a severe allergic reaction that resulted in a hospital admission will not be given the vaccine at the moment.” Before anyone receives the vaccination, there will be medical screening onsite.
In other news we still have some flu vaccines available and encourage anyone over 50 years old that hasn’t yet had their flu vaccine please phone the surgery to get a flu jab appointment as soon as possible.
Thanks to all our patients who have already had their flu jab – over 85% of our 65+ age group have been vaccinated.
Our final plea is for you all to stay safe, socially distance and stick to the rules for the National Lockdown. This therefore means we ask that you DO NOT come to the surgery other than to collect a prescription or if you have a face to face appointment booked.
We are seeing the impact of Christmas socialising and as the numbers of infections escalates we are working very hard to continue to support you.
Please take care
The team at Southwell Medical Centre.
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Self-Referral For Physiotherapy
You can now self-refer for physiotherapy WITHOUT SEEING A DOCTOR.
Have a look at the poster below and then complete the form. This can be returned directly to the Physio team by
email, post or via the surgery - there are even physio sessions at the practice.
Physiotherapy self-referral poster
Physiotherapy self-referral form
The doctors and staff seek to provide the highest level of care for all patients and also wish to develop, through Southwell Patient Participation Group (SPPG),
a partnership between our patients and the professionals involved in your care.
As a Training Practice we often have trainee GPs working with us. They are fully qualified Drs who are now training with us to specialise as a GP.
Our current trainees are Dr K Long, Dr S Ali, Dr J Liu and Dr J Mabbott.
All our patients have a named allocated GP (known as "usual GP" here at SMC).
You can ask any member of staff if you want the name of your allocated GP.
In order to maintain the highest possible standards of medicines safety, we require at least 2 full working days to fulfil any requests for repeat medication.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause, but hope that patients will understand that the longer time is needed to ensure patient safety at all times.
Please be aware that ALL telephone calls IN and OUT of this practice are now recorded for patient and staff safety.
Recordings are securely stored for five years.
Are you interested in the GP patient survey?
Find out more by clicking the patient survey icon below.
(Site updated 06/01/2021)