BLOOD COLLECTION BOTTLES – NATIONAL SHORTAGE
As widely advertised in the media, please note the circular below from Northumberland CCG
'Practices are asked to review all phlebotomy work and defer any that does not fall within the priority areas listed below.
Primary Care and community care
All primary care and community testing must be halted until 17 September 2021, except for clinically urgent testing. Examples of clinically urgent testing include:
∙ Bloods that are required to facilitate a two week wait referral
∙ Bloods that are extremely overdue and/or essential for safe prescribing of medication or monitoring of condition
∙ Bloods that if taken could avoid a hospital admission or prevent an onward referral
∙ Those with suspected sepsis or conditions with a risk of death or disability'
Please be assured that we will prioritise any phlebotomy in line with the above guidance and have started internal waiting lists for call back as soon as the issue has been resolved.
Welcome to our practice website
This website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about the services we provide, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
If you would like to register with us please bring your current NHS medical card to the practice. If you are unable to find this card we can still register you using forms held at the surgery.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a change in your sense of taste or smell, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service. For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ If you do not have any of the above symptoms and want to have an appointment with one of our clinical team, please ring the surgery on 0191 2370643.
From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
SAFETY MEASURES IN THE PRACTICE FROM 19TH JULY 2021
Please see the attached animation that the Practice is adopting from 19th July 2021 in order to keep Patients and Staff safe during the current wave of the Pandemic. This will be reviewed regularly
as more guidance is received.
Netherfield House Surgery
We Are Passionate
We only employ staff who are passionate about your care and everyone at Netherfield House Surgery aims to go the extra mile.
We Have Intuition
We always want to do what is best for you. We feel that communication is key and always listen to what you have to say.
Practices are currently under enormous pressure but through hard work, innovation and dedication we’ll thrive.