COVID INFORMATION – PLEASE NOTE:
- We are currently receiving a large number of calls from patients enquiring about the COVID-19 booster vaccine. Please do not phone the surgery regarding this, we will contact you in due course with appointment details when it is your turn. Please note that this will be a minimum of 182 days after your second dose.
- From June 1 the South PCN Vaccination site, at The Bay Medical Practice, returned to providing routine GP services at the Shanklin branch.
- If you had your first dose with us you will be able to have your second dose at another site on the island, we will be administering booster doses only at The Bay.
- The following walk-in sessions are now available (please click on link):
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
BLOOD TESTS – IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
There is currently an international shortage of blood bottles used for taking samples.
NHS England has instructed GP practices, hospitals, community and mental health trusts and ambulance trusts to suspend non-essential blood tests.
We are being mindful about which tests are ordered and prioritising those tests which will have an immediate impact on diagnosis or treatment.
Our clinicians and teams are working hard to prioritise our blood tests and we appreciate your patience whilst we put in place systems to manage this difficulty safely.
We would like to reassure all our patients that this disruption in supply should not affect any essential blood tests and any tests that are delayed will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
We are working closely with NHS England to follow their guidance. We will continue to provide you with updates regarding this and thank you for your support.