Please be aware that although restrictions are lifting on Monday, we as a practice will continue to enforce the use of face masks and social distancing. This is within the guidelines set out by the government and NHSE.
Please be respectful of this. As restrictions are lifted in many places everyone has a part to play in helping to control the Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.
It is vital that within the practice we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.
Face coverings have played an important role in healthcare settings, helping protect vulnerable patients, staff and visitors by limiting the spread of this deadly disease and this guidance remains in place.
We thank you for your support and understanding.
The Dolphins Practice
Patients of The Dolphins Practice can now see an NHS GP by video using Livi. Get medical advice, prescriptions and referrals on the same day – even on weekday evenings and at weekends. The service is provided free on the NHS.
You can download the Livi app to your mobile phone or tablet from the App Store or Google Play. Or visit www.livi.co.uk for more information.
Livi GPs are all GMC-registered NHS GPS, who (with your consent) will be able to access your medical records and give you a considered, in-depth diagnosis based on your medical history.
Get the Livi app here: https://bit.ly/3ePb1C5
We would like to remind our patients that if you are waiting for a covid test result to come back or are isolating please DO NOT come to the practice for any reason at all. If you are waiting for a test result you should remain in your home. You should continue to isolate yourself for at least 10 days following the result even if you feel well.
From Monday, 17 May, the NHS app will be available to use as a vaccine passport.
The NHS app that already enables people to book appointments, repeat prescriptions and see their full medical records, from next week will also provide evidence of your vaccination status.
Your status will only show when you have had both doses.
The NHS app is separate to the NHS Covid-19 app, which is used for contact tracing.
If people are planning to travel, they are encouraged to register to use the app at least two weeks before travelling.
A paper version will also be available – by calling 119 – not through your GP practice. Please don’t call your GP.
The paper letter should be requested at least five days after a second vaccine, and can take up to five days to arrive so make sure to leave plenty of time if you need it to travel.
please see the link below on how to use the travel app.