Due to the current staffing issues within our team we will not be able to provide any travel advice for patients for the foreseeable future. This will take effect from Monday the 11th April. We need to focus on the core care of our patients at this time. We hope this will be a temporary measure and we can resume providing travel advice in the near future.
Should you need travel advice, please contact a private service or a local pharmacy such as Boots or Peake Pharmacy in Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley who will be able to help.
Should you need a record of your immunisation status, please ask the surgery and we will be happy to provide a copy
If after seeing the travel clinic specialist and you require any of the following vaccines, we are happy to provide them for you, free of charge, subject to confirmation of your needs. These vaccines include polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and cholera.
Most other travel vaccines will need to be provided by the private travel service or pharmacy and they will attract a fee at any travel clinic or GP Practice.
We hope we can resume a travel service later this year. Thank you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant amount of pressure on staff in general practice both professionally and personally, due to a range of factors including the demands of implementing new ways of working, cancellation of planned closures, and staff not taking leave. Our staff are also not immune to contracting COVID-19 and this week we have had a number of staff members affected by positive COVID test results.
Whilst the public health advice for people with any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Due to the higher risk nature of health and social care settings, the advice for staff members working in these settings, such as the GP practice, has not changed.
Please be assured that the staff members in question will not return to work until they have had 2 consecutive negative LFD test results (taken at least 24 hours apart), they feel well, and they do not have a high temperature.
Unfortunately, as a result, for the remainder of this week we are unable to provide a normal service due to these staffing shortages. Some appointments are still available, but these are at a reduced rate and our reception staff are working hard to manage the calls.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused. Safety is our priority and we have been working with public health teams to make sure there is no risk to staff and patients. Please bear with us in these exceptional circumstances and only contact us for urgent matters.
In the meantime, you can get help and advice from your local pharmacy, 111 online (111.nhs.uk) and there are self-help guides also available on our website: www.wetmoreroadsurgery.co.uk
Thank you for your continued support and patience. We will continue to keep you updated as matters progress.
If you are experiencing any of the following:
you can access free NHS appointments at local opticians as part of the urgent eyecare service (CUES). To find your nearest practice and information on how to access it, please visit Find a Practice – Search for your nearest participating optical practice (primaryeyecare.co.uk) Please be aware this is not a sight test.
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It was announced on Sunday, 12 December 2021, that the NHS will offer a booster vaccination booking to every adult by the end of December in response the Omicron variant.
Please note that you should not contact your GP Practice to book your booster jab, you should use the National Booking Service or call 119. Some vaccination sites may offer a walk-in service but the best way to ensure you get a jab is to make an appointments through the nationals booking service.
General practice is working hard to support the covid-19 vaccination programme, but we are still here for you but the way you access care may be different:
If you have any queries about the flu vaccination or Covid-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds, please visit
Some individuals are unable to be vaccinated and also, in some cases, tested for medical reasons. You can apply for proof that you have a medical reason why you should not be vaccinated or why you should not be vaccinated and tested.
If you get this proof of medical exemption you’ll be able to use the NHS COVID Pass wherever you need to prove your COVID-19 status within England.
Until 24 December 2021, you can self-certify that you’re medically exempt if you work or volunteer in a care home.
Some businesses in England choose to use the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry. Until 24 December, businesses can decide whether to allow in people who self-declare that they’re medically exempt.
From 25 December, if you’re unable to get vaccinated, you’ll have to use the NHS COVID Pass in the same way that people who are fully vaccinated use it.
For full information on the requirements for proof regarding being exempt from Covid-19 vaccination please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated