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Get NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and staying at home.
Changes to testing
Find out about the symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if you or your child has them.
Find out if you should get a test for COVID-19, who can get free NHS tests, how to get tested, and what your test result means
Get your COVID-19 vaccination, read about the vaccines and find out what happens when you have your vaccine.
NHS COVID Pass
Find out how to get your COVID Pass for travelling abroad and for certain venues and events in England.
What to do if you have or might have COVID-19
Find out what to do if you've tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Self-care and treatments
Advice about how to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, and read about treatments for COVID-19.
People at higher risk
Advice for people at higher risk from COVID-19, including people with health conditions and pregnant women.
How to avoid catching and spreading COVID-19
Advice about what you can do to reduce your risk of catching and spreading COVID-19.
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects COVID-19 can sometimes have and what help is available.
Using the NHS and other health services
Find out about changes to using health services, such as GPs and hospitals, because of COVID-19.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 app
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The health visitors hold immunisation clinics at Linwood Health Centre.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month: Linwood Health Centre, 11.00am -1.00pm.
For further information, please contact the health visiting team on 01505 821405 or 01505 821412.
All GP practices are contracted to provide 'essential services', that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following 'additional services':
If you are asked to bring any kind of specimen to either surgery, please do so before 10.30am (please ensure that the correct forms are enclosed with the specimen), at which time a van from the laboratory collects all specimens.
The doctor or other member of staff will advise when results of investigations are likely to be available and at which surgery.
For test results, please phone after 11.30am.
Please allow one week for blood, stool or urine results, and four weeks for smear results.
Results will be given only to the patient (unless the patient is under the age of 16) and not to a representative of the patient unless written permission is received by the practice.
The NHS does not cover certain services provided by your doctor. Please ask the receptionist, who can tell you the fee involved, which will be in accordance with British Medical Association recommendations. Examples of these services are:
We are awaiting further guidance from the Health board with regards to the delivery of this years Flu Campaign 2021/22.
We will update the website with any further details as we get them.
Dr Cowie is able to provide contraceptive implants to relevant patients. If this is something you are considering, please make a telephone consultation with Dr Cowie in the first instance to discuss this.
The patient is responsible for self-certification for the first seven days of illness, using form SC2 available from his/her employer or the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP). Thereafter, certificates are obtained from the doctor as part of the consultation. This "fit note" was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
Please note that the provision of private certificates and school letters etc are outwith NHS regulations and an appropriate charge will be made for supplying these documents. Please ask at reception for more details.