Strike action-information for patients

When strike action is taking place, it is important that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening cases - when someone is seriously ill or injured, or their life is at risk.

GP services are not part of this strike action and patients should continue to attend GP appointments, unless they are contacted and told otherwise.

Patients should only call 999 if it is an emergency (when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk). Ambulances will still be able to respond in these situations, but this may only be where there is an immediate risk to life.

Where the situation is not life-threatening, support will be available through NHS111 online or by phoning NHS 111, and where possible, it is advised that people arrange alternative transport.

Welcome to City Road Medical Centre

City Road Medical Centre operates a same day  service to make it easier and quicker for our patients to get help from our team.

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

The medical centre is on the ground floor and has ramp access for wheelchairs and toilet facilities for the disabled. We have a wheelchair that you can borrow to get to and from the practice. Please ask at reception.

New Covid-19 treatments for highest risk Covid patients (non-hospitalised patients)

New treatments for patients at highest risk of severe disease from Covid 19 infection are available for non-hospitalised patients from Thursday 16 December.

The treatments include Neutralising monoclonal antibodies (nMABs) given by injection, or antiviral tablets which are swallowed. These treatments being given to patients at a dedicated clinic, known as the Covid Medical Delivery Unit.

GP practices cannot prescribe these treatments and they are only licenced for patients with the highest risk with COVID-19.

People who can benefit from these treatments will receive a letter or email telling them in advance, they may be eligible for these treatments if they test PCR positive for Covid-19. They also may be contacted by their specialist consultant.

Information about the treatments can be found on the NHS website:

We are facing high demand at the moment so please only contact the surgery about new treatments for Covid-19, if you have a medical condition that means you are very high risk and have tested positive for Covid-19.

Covid antiviral trials
If you have tested positive for Covid-19 and would like to take part in trials using antiviral treatments the surgery recommends you to self-refer to the PANORAMIC study where the study organisers will assess your eligibility.

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