Townhill Community Surgery

ANNOUNCEMENT - COVID BOOSTER CAMPAIGN

Following NHS England instruction, while we are supporting the national Booster campaign, we are only able to provide emergency appointments. You will also be able to get medical advice and administrative help such as, a fit note or test results by selecting the eConsult tile above. Prescriptions need to be requested electronically. Please download the NHS app to order your medications directly from us, or alternatively, you can fill out an eConsult. 

We will be running several COVID Booster clinics in the coming days including a mass clinic this Saturday 18th December 2021.  You will receive your appointment invite by text or phone call from the surgery.

 

Need help, advice or support?  .

Life-threatening or an emergency?

In a serious or life-threatening emergency, such as loss of consciousness, severe bleeding that can’t be stopped, signs of a stroke, chest pain or major trauma you should always call 999 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

When the surgery is closed

If you need medical help or advice when the practice is closed, the NHS 111 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can get in touch online at 111.nhs.uk or by phoning 111 and the team can find the right support for you, including mental health support, out of hours GP services and emergency dental support.

our NHS is here to help you.

Contacting the Surgery

  • Townhill Community Surgery currently runs an emergency appointmetn onlyl system while we are vaccinating the population. This means that all requests must be telephoned 02380 472 232;

 

  • Each request will be passed to a clinician for assessment. You may find that we treat you by phone, by video link, or we may ask you to come to the surgery;
  • Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been specifically asked to do so.

Attending your appointment

  • If you need to have a face to face appointment, you may be asked to attend:  Townhill Community Surgery
  • At the appointment you might be asked to wear a mask.

Repeat prescriptions

  • If you are able to, please submit prescription requests via Consult using either the NHS App or from our website www.townhillsurgery.nhs.uk. You do not need to come to the surgery to register to do this;

How can you help?

  • Please be patient – our phone lines are very busy;
  • Do you have a condition that you can treat at home? If you do then please try to do this with advice from NHS online or your local pharmacist;
  • Please help the patient coordinator by giving them as much information as possible and answer any questions they may have. This will help us prioritise calls and have the right clinician call you back.
  • Have you nominated a pharmacy for the transmission of electronic prescriptions?  you can do this on the NHS App or informing the pharmacist, or giving us a call This will prevent the need for either you or pharmacy staff from coming to the surgery. 
  • You can e mail the practice at soccg.townhillsurgery@nhs.net

For now, you can contact us in the following ways:

                  

If you are worried about anything, do get in contact.  We have a team of patient coordinators and patient supporters (PALS) ready to take your query - we are all in this together!

Below are explanations and videos to help you understand more about how eConsult and The NHS App can help you.


 
  Telephone us:  02380 472 232

 


     Get the NHS App

What can I do with the NHS App?

  • Submit an eConsult
  • check my symptoms using the health A-Z from the NHS website
  • find out what to do when I need help urgently, using NHS 111 online
  • book and manage appointments at Townhill Surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions to collect from your nominated pharmacy.
  • securely view my GP medical record
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses my data

How do I access it?

The NHS App is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Download on the App Store    Get it on Google Play

Where can I get help?

Go to:  www.nhs.uk/apphelp