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THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUR PATIENTS: PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK - CORONAVIRUS - FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION - WE HAVE ALSO CREATED A NEW PAGE TITLED, CORONAVIRUS, WITH DETAILS FROM NHS ENGLAND, PLEASE GO TO THIS PAGE ON THE TOP MENU

Coronavirus Update: 17 March 2020

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 we will not be able to book face to face GP appointments in the first instance. Instead, the doctor will phone you first before asking you to come to the surgery if that is required.

Nurses appointments for immunisations, urgent blood tests, smears, dressings and urgent ECGs are carrying on as normal, but if you have symptoms of fever or a new cough then please call the surgery on 01202309500 before coming for your appointment, and we will advise you. Long term condition reviews and pill checks are being done over the phone, and appointments for NHS Healthchecks, New Patient Checks, Ear Syringing and routine blood tests are being postponed.

Appointments are currently unavailable to be booked via online services. You will still be able to request medication, view your record and cancel appointments.

If you already have a routine GP appointment booked, the surgery will contact you to advise you further.

We understand that this may be disappointing, but we are doing our best to protect both our patients and our staff so that we can continue to provide an essential service to you all.

Click here for a Patient Information Letter 17 March 2020


Welcome to our Website

At the Littledown Surgery we strive to provide a high standard of service for our patients. We have designed this website to help you get the most out of our Surgery by providing you with information about the way the practice is organised and the services we offer.


Staff Training Dates

The Surgery will be closed on the following dates for Staff Training Purposes:

  • Tuesday 14 April 2020 - 13:30 - 16:30
  • Wednesday 24 June 2020 - 15:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday 01 July 2020 15:30 - 18:30
  • Thursday 03 September 2020 - 13:30 - 16:30
  • Thursday 08 October 2020 - 15:30 - 18:30
  • Tuesday 15 December 2020 - 15:30 - 18:30
  • Thursday 14 January 2021 - 15:30 - 18:30
  • Wednesday 10 March 2021 - 15:30 - 18:30

We now have a Littledown Surgery Facebook page!! Follow us to receive updates and news on the practice and other health issues.


Surgery Opening Hours

The Surgery is open from 08:30am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday. The telephones are diverted to the Out of Hours Services between 1:00 - 2:00pm every day, but the front door is almost always open if you need to pop in for something.

We also offer an evening Clinic, usually on a Monday which offers appointments from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.


Disabled Patients

We try and accommodate the needs of all patients, including providing a parking space near the door for disabled drivers. We also have access to the Surgery without steps, and a portable hearing loop that is available for use in Reception, the Consulting Rooms or the Treatment Room. Please ask if this would be useful.

Newly Registered Patients

If you would like to register with us please navigate to our Registering With Us page. You can also check if you are in our catchment area by navigating to Our Practice Area page.

Carers Support

There is a carers group in the practice and we hold coffee mornings at the surgery every couple of months. You will be able to meet other people who are looking after somebody and talk to our carers lead, Angie Ford. For more information navigate to our Carers Page.

Blood Tests at the Surgery

Click here for information on who can have blood tests at the surgery, and also our New Health Coach based at the practice.

Our next Carers Coffee Morning, date to be confirmed. Please come along if you look after someone who can't manage on their own.

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

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.

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. 
Read advice about staying at home.

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ THE FOLLOWING LEAFLET ON HOW TO AVOID CATCHING AND SPREADING THE VIRUS (SOCIAL DISTANCING)

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus