Welcome to The Priory Surgery
What is new?
Thank you for abiding by the Government Guidelines.
We are doing our best to consult with as many patients as we are able to. We have had to make many changes to the way we run our surgery. This includes changes to the availability of face to face appointments, staff wearing PPE and enhanced cleaning, which takes more time. Please be understanding of the extra demand on resources at this time.
We will try to consult with you via telephone or video but there are times patients need to come in to see the doctor.
Due to very high demand currently, IF we hit our daily limit of consultations, we will limit calls to emergencies only. This is for your safety. All our staff are human and there is a safe capacity that we can accommodate on any day. If we go above this, we would be asking our staff to work when they are very tired and may not be able to think clearly about your problems or concerns. Please understand that if you are requested to call back it will be so that we can give you the safe and effective consultation that you require. Thank you
Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.
WE ARE NOT TESTING FOR THIS AT PRIORY SURGERY
How long to stay at home
- if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
When We Are Closed
If you require medical advice or a doctor in an emergency when the surgery is closed please call 111.
Join Our Patient Group
The Priory Surgery patient participation group (PPG) meet regularly and help the surgery to develop. They have organised several events for patients, for instance, carers evenings.
If you think you could help the PPG would always welcome new members. Please contact the surgery and we will put you in contact with the chair.