You may have heard through national media reports that GPs will start COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups (over 80s) from 14 Dec 2020. Please note NHS staff will contact patients who have been identified as priority to be offered the vaccine first.
Please do not contact the hospital or your GP, but please do continue to adhere to the Hands, Face, Space measures that are helping us limit the transmission of the virus.
We ask for your continued patience as staff levels at the Practice will be lower throughout the coming months as we are providing clinical and administrative cover for the Covid vaccination clinics
SLMP Partners and Team - 22.12.2020
As cases of Coronavirus are increasing we are asking you to consider using e-consultation, email or telephone rather than coming into the Practice with your enquiry. Most things can be dealt with efficiently using these methods.
Please do not come to the surgery if you have any symptoms of coronavirus. These include a high temperature or a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. “If you have these symptoms, please book a free test by visiting the government website or calling 119 and self-isolate with members of your household until you get the results. “If you test positive you must self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started and those you live with must self-isolate for 14 days, but they don’t need to get tested unless they develop symptoms too. “If other members of your household develop symptoms too, they should get tested and if the result is positive they must self-isolate for 10 days from when their symptoms started, which might mean they self-isolate for longer than 14 days overall.
If you need urgent advice from your GP please use the Econsult option here ->
Please bear with us during this busy time as we do our best to provide essential services in the face of unprecedented demand, and pressures on staff time and resources.
Please note - from Friday 24th July 2020 we are asking patients and visitors attending the Practice to wear a face covering - this does not have to be a face mask, a scarf or bandana that covers the nose and mouth is adequate.
Your covering should remain in place whilst you are inside the Practice building and waiting room and you should try to avoid touching your face and adjusting the covering as much as you can.
This is in line with current Government advice on the use of face coverings in indoor places and on public transport and is in place for the protection of you, other patients and the Practice Team.
Thank you for being considerate with our request.
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters for wearing face masks
Some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.
GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask, whether in regard to their use on public transport or in any other setting as required by legislation.
The Government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption, therefore it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this. Further information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
and easy read information here: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask
Please do not come into the Practice to ask the administrative staff to assist with exemption cards - they are unable to assist and you will be asked to return home.
The South Lawn Medical Practice
We are a friendly, dedicated team committed to providing excellent health care for you, your family and your future.
Our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We offer appointments for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Our practice also takes part in high quality medical research, which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Change to opening times
From the start of February 2020 we will be offering early morning appointments 2 days a week. There will be appointments available between 7.30am-8am with the GP's and the Practice Nurse Team. Please speak to one of the receptionists if you would like to book an early appointment, they are also able to be booked online if you prefer.
The phone lines will not be changing so you won't be able to contact us by phone until 8.30am.
Exeter Primary Care
This Practice is a member of Exeter Primary Care.
For more information please visit EPC’s website at www.exeterprimarycare.co.uk
Patients in Exeter can now see a GP or a nurse 7 days a week as Exeter Practices join forces to provide increased cover at weekends and weekday evenings. Participating practices across the City now open on a rota basis on a Saturday and Sunday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm) and weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) between 6.30pm and 8.00 pm. Early morning cover between 7.00am and 8.00am is being trialled on Friday mornings. For more information and details of opening times please visit: www.exeterprimarycare.co.uk/uncategorized/exeteropeningtimes
The Premises have been designed to allow easy access for the disabled. All patient treatment and administration areas are on the ground floor. There are two ground floor toilets for the disabled. A loop system is provided in the waiting room for people with hearing difficulties. The receptionists are happy to provide assistance to people with vision or hearing impairment. Please let the receptionists know if assistance is required. Please see the "Improving Access" section of our website for more information.
If you use our online services to order medicine or book appointments, you can now use an app to view access your account via your smart phone.
Details about the app are available online — search for “SystmOnline - the patient health management app” . There is also a link provided on the "appointments" and "prescriptions" tabs of our website.
(Site updated 22/12/2020)