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Covid-19 Vaccinations for patients registered at:
 Attleborough Surgeries
 Old Mill Surgery, Poringland
 Heathgate Medical Practice, Poringland
 Chet Valley Medical Practice, Loddon
 Church Hill Surgery, Pulham Market
 Diss, The Lawns Surgery
 Diss, Parish Fields Surgery
 Harleston Medical Practice
 Long Stratton Medical Partnership 


GP surgeries have been asked to support NHS England to deliver the largest vaccination programme the country has seen in a number of years and we are all supporting the national campaign.


Unlike other vaccination programmes, such as flu, we are unable to provide vaccination from each Practice, with NHS England asking groups of Practices to come together and provide vaccination from a central location to that grouping of Practices.


In our group of Practices, the vaccination centre will be in Poringland and we are currently establishing our centre in line with NHS and Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards to ensure safe vaccination.
Vaccine supply will be limited in the first instance and there are characteristics of the vaccine that mean we are restricted in the number of patients we can vaccinate safely in a day.


For example, all patients vaccinated are required to remain under observation in the centre for 15 minutes after receiving their vaccination and of course we need to also respect social distancing guidelines during this time.
The Government has announced the priority groups for vaccination and we are starting with invitations to those patients. Those in eligible groups will received a call from one of our booking team, which we are hoping will start the week commencing 11th January.


Please do not call your surgery, we will contact you. This will keep surgery telephone lines free for other patient need.

Our privacy materials have been updated with important information about sharing information during COVID-19, please click here to find out more

We have a new member, Evonne Prince, joining the Surgery offering private physiotherapy sessions on Fridays.

Evonne Prince

Evonne Prince offers private physiotherapy sessions within Church Hill GP Practice. She has over 20 years of specialist clinical experience and can diagnose and treat many varied musculoskeletal conditions no matter how complex in nature. Evonne also practices acupuncture and teaches Yoga and also has a particular interest in Chronic pain and headaches but is equally happy to treat more acute sprains and strains. She is a registered BUPA provider along with most other insurance companies including AXA/PPP. Having qualified in London in 1997 and spent over four years working and studying in both New Zealand and Australia where she completed her Masters degree before settling in Norfolk and setting up her own physiotherapy clinic. She now lives just over the Suffolk border with her family and menagerie of pets which include cats, dogs and chickens to name a few.

Please call her for an appointment or for any queries regarding your condition on 07500904148. Alternatively contact our Reception Team 

Thank You to Norwich City Football Club

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Church Hill Surgery were overwhelmed with the wonderful and kind gesture by Norwich City FC, when Tim Krul representing Norwich City Football Club, turned up at the Surgery with a lovely cake and his signed club jersery, in appreciation of hard work done by NHS staff (and our Surgery) in these difficult and dangerous times of Covid 19. It is with collective effort and support which will enable us to fight the Corona Virus with renewed vigour and energy to help the vulnerable people of Norfolk. The Doctors and staff from Church Hill Surgery would like to Thank NCFC and we will continue with the good work.

Patient Notice

CORONAVIRUS - NHS ALERT

If you are unwell and have travelled to an area affected by the Coronavirus or met someone who has DO NOT VISIT the Surgery.  Please call 111 for advice and stay inside.

If you are advised to call us, please let the Reception Team of your possible contact with the Coronavirus. Thank you.

***ONLINE BOOKING OF APPOINTMENTS***

Please note on the advice of NHS England the facility to book an appointments online has been STOPPED until further notice. Please telephone to book an                                                               appointment. Thank you                                                                                         

Please note we are NO longer able to provide supportive letters at patients request for things such as housing applications, ESA and PIP.  If they are needed the requesting organisation should write to the surgery seeking further information.

Polite reminder- GP's have a limited amount of time per patient please book a double appointment if you have more than one problem to deal with.

We are improving our Dispensary service by introducing a Managed Repeat System. When you are collecting your medications, you will be asked by the Dispenser to tick the medications you need for collection after 3 weeks on a specified date to your convenience.

IMPROVED ACCESS

Our Practice is engaging in a pilot scheme providing improved access for patients to a range of healthcare professionals.  Working within a group of eight local Practices, we will be offering a range of appointments each weekday evening between 6.30pm and 8pm and during selected times at weekends, to registered patients, in at least one of the participating Practices.  Please contact our reception team for more details.

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If you require non urgent medical attention after 6.30pm call NHS 111. Call 999 ONLY in a medical emergency.


 

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