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Get you covid booster jab before Christmas

We have Covid booster jabs available at the surgery on Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd December. Book yours now and help beat the Omicron variant  

Wearing of Face Masks from July 19th 2021

From July 19th, the Saxon Cross Team will continue to wear face masks, and other Protective equipment as required, to protect our patients and our colleagues and prevent possible infections.

We politely request that patients coming into the surgery continue to wear a mask also please.

There continues to be significant numbers  of Covid19 cases in the local community and a number of staff are currently having to isolate. By wearing a mask it will help us enormously to continue to be able to offer a service to all of our patients.

Thank you

 Supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. 

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.  

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.
The public have an important part to play to help:
  • please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
  • when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
  • and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.

For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet


Information can be found here Covid 19 privacy notice

Wearing of face masks in public

The government has declared that the wearing  of face masks in some public places such as shops is to become mandatory from 24th July. Please see the attached information and note that your GP cannot issue you with an exemption notice. 

CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK FAQs - What you can and can't do

Information can be found here


A revised Carers Hub information sheet of available carer services during the coronavirus along with a list of useful telephone numbers (for everyone) can be found here


Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub provides information on local volunteer groups offering help if you are staying at home because of the coronavirus. To find out what services are being offered in your area, please follow the link


Please see this link for further information


Please do not come into the surgery to bring in prescription requests. 

The preferable way is the following (in order of preference)

  • NHS app  or online access
  • Telephone the practice between 10am and 12.00 noon -We will currently accept telephone ordering of prescriptions - Please make sure you have your list of medications that you need to order ready before you call . Our phone lines are currently very busy so please bear with us. We will answer your call as quickly as we can
  • If you are not able to do any of the above then post your prescription request in the  POSTBOX at the end of the corridor approaching the surgery - Pleaae do not go to the reception desk. WE NEED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF PATIENTS COMING INTO THE RECEPTION AREA


  • Please do not order your prescriptions any sooner than you normally would as this puts pressure on your GP practice and pharmacy
  • Ensure you have a nominated pharmacy -  if you do not already have an existing nominated pharmacy, when you order your next prescription, please let us know where you would like this sent
  • The pharmacies are dealing with a high volume of dispensing therefore they are asking that medication is not collected until 4-5 days after being requested
  • Please avoid phoning the surgery to enquire if your medication is ready or if it is being delivered, only the pharmacy can answer this question, as this stops patients,  who require medical assistance, getting through
  • Delivery of medications is currently available for vulnerable patients. We are currently working with the local pharmacies to increase capacity of deliveries. If you have relatives or friends who can collect, and are fit and not in the vulnerable group, then please ask for their help
  • We will continue to post updates on opening hours etc for our local pharmacies as we receive them
  • Please be patient and kind with our local pharmacies, they too are under extreme pressure and working hard to continue to deliver their service safely
  • Continue to follow advice and information from NHS.UK and GOV.UK


Please see this link for the latest information.


General practice staffing has been devastated by the impact of COVID 19, both self-isolation and the need to protect high-risk members of staff. We will, therefore, only focus on urgent patient need.

It is imperative that you work with us to protect the NHS, not just for unwell patients with COVID 19, but all other urgent conditions eg heart attacks, car accidents, cancer care. So please:

1. DO think before ringing any services: use online services first. General practice does not have the capacity to field minor queries for well patients

2. DO NOT use services unless absolutely necessary

3. DO NOT request sick notes/reports/holiday cancellation letters

4. YOU MUST follow self-isolation/social distancing guidance

5. DO use Electronic Prescribing Service to order NORMAL QUANTITIES of repeat medications

6. DO be patient with all staff - everyone is doing their bit and working flat out

We know you are anxious, we know these are hard messages. Thank you for working with us.


Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus we are taking measures in line with guidance shared by NHS England and Public Health Authorities to minimise risks associated with the virus. In order to protect our patients and staff we are asking our patients to support this.

What does this mean for you?

New appointments: from Monday 16 March we want to minimise the amount of patients attending the practice for face to face appointments. This means all GP appointments will be undertaken by phone in the first instance. The clinician will then deem whether you need a face to face appointment. All patients will be asked some screening questions to determine whether there is a need for a coronvirus assessment.

Most blood tests including INRs, vaccinations and dressing appointments will go ahead as planned but if you have symptoms of coronavirus ie high temperature or new, consistent cough, then please do not attend the surgery. Please help us to keep everyone safe. We will continue to post updates as soon as possible to keep you informed. Thank you for your support and understanding. 

For anyone concerned that they may have coronavirus, or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages letting you know what you should do based on your particular circumstances, please follow this link

For general information on coronavirus please follow this link

Practice rated as outstanding by CQC

Following our latest inspection by the Care Quality Commission on 14th November 2017, the practice has been rated as outstanding . A link to the full CQC report can be found on the home page

Thursday afternoon opening 

The practice now remains open on Thursday afternoons, except for occasional training events.

These events will take place on the following dates during 2020:

26th March 

21st May 

18th June

On these dates the practice will close at 12.30pm and reopen at 4.00pm

Online Services - book an appointment, order repeat medication

Did you know that you can book an appointment to see your GP, order repeat prescriptions and send us notification of changes to your personal circumstances using our on-line service? Registration is straightforward - just go to our Guide to Online Registration  to find out how to register.

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