Coronavirus Vaccination Update
We have now started to roll out the Coronavirus vaccine.
You will receive a text message or phone call when you can book your appointment. The eligibility for the vaccine has been determined by the Government - we have no input into this and have to follow their guidance.
Please DO NOT contact the surgery regarding the vaccine, our receptionists do not book the appointments or have any information and you may be blocking the phone line to someone who needs urgent medical attention.
Please read the above document with regards to the digitalisation of patient records.
50-64 age group
If you received a letter stating you are now eligible for the flu vaccine you can now phone the surgery to make an appointment.
School letters of absence
Please note that it is not a GPs responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. For further information please visit:
Prescription Collections are Changing
The prescription collection times will change on 1st October 2020. The new times will be 10.30am - 12.30pm and 3.30pm - 5.30pm every day. The times were put in place to protect both staff and patients alike from the Coronavirus. Staff have to wear PPE in order to be able to carry out this service and therefore we would appreciate it if you keep to the allocated times.
If you have booked a telephone appointment with the GP please can make sure that you stay near to your phone for 20 minutes either side of your appointment time. If the GP has to keep trying to ring you it is using up their valuable time. The GP will endeavour to ring you at the stated time but emergencies do take priority and will be dealt with first. Thank you for your patience.
Face Mask Exemption Letters
We are aware that some people might be understandably anxious about the Government's announcements around the use of face masks/coverings in public settings.
GPs are not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask/covering.
The government guidance suggests that there is no requirement for evidence for exemption and that it is sufficient for individuals to self-declare this.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found on:
Cervical Screening Scam Alert
If you have received a text message claiming to be from the call and recall service advising that an overdue screening is due DO NOT call the mobile number or give out any personal details.
“Lockdown will be a difficult and unsafe time for many people. If you are experiencing domestic abuse: physical, emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or stalking, please go to victimsupport.org.uk or call 0300 303 0157 for advice and support
and always call 999 in an emergency”
Privacy Notice - update COVID 19
Haverthwaite Surgery is committed to protecting your personal information. In the fight against this global pandemic we are currently working with all of our partners in Health and Social Care to ensure information is shared with the right people at the right time to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Data Protection rules will not hinder the sharing of personal information during these unprecedented times and we will continue to process information in accordance with national law and GDPR.
The processing of personal information relating to this is necessary for reasons of planning and providing health and social care to both individual data subjects and is in the substantial public interest in the area of public health and specifically to support the control of an epidemic.
DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY
All telephone calls to the surgery will be triaged by reception staff and telephone appointments will be booked accordingly with a GP.
The surgery will operate a timed service for the collection of prescriptions - this will be as follows:
10.30am - 12.30pm
3.30pm - 5.30pm
DO NOT come into the surgery - collections will be from the dispensary window.
Extended Surgery Opening Times
The extended opening (6.30pm -7.30pm) on a Tuesday and Thursday are for booked appointments only. Prescriptions cannot be collected at this time due to the dispensary being closed.
Surgery Car Park
When parking in the surgery car park could patients please be careful not to park and block the staff fire exit. This is clearly marked with a fire exit sign. This is also the door that is used for the deliveries and is in constant use. Thank you for your co-operation.
Please note that as from 1st March 2019 ALL telephone calls at the Surgery will be recorded.
From 1st March 2019 the surgery at Greenodd will be held on a Friday only - 11.30am - 12.30pm.
Please order your prescription 7 days in advance in order to collect the following Friday.
Presently there is no GP surgery at Greenodd.
PLT Training Afternoon's
Sept - Dec 2020
When we are closed
Out of GP hours please contact 111. you will be answered by a call centre which will direct you to the correct department.
In partnership with your GP, Cumbria Health on Call are offering WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS at Westmorland General Hospital or Furness General Hospital.
You will be seen by a GP who has access to your medical records and who can provide the same service as your usual GP. Healthcare appointments are also available.
Please ask at the surgery if you would like to book a weekend appointment.
(Site updated 12/01/2021)