Friday 28th January at 18.42pm. This does not include any time waiting outside
Due to the government announcement and to support the rapid roll out of booster vaccines we are suspending all non emergency appointments for the next few weeks so we can send clinical staff to support this.
We hope to resume normal appointments in the new year. We thank all our patients for their support at this time, Norwich Practices Health Centre.
We are not doing any COVID vaccinations. You are to attend a walk in vaccination clinic for these not our Walk In Centre.
How to get your booster:
Go to the NHS national booking service online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/ or call 119 (free), between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.”
Vaccination Boosters - Important Information The vaccination booster programme is now underway across Norfolk and...Posted by Norwich Practices Health Centre and Walk-In Centre on Monday, 11 October 2021
Currently Triaging All Patients
We are currently triaging all patients attending the Walk-In-Centre. Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms or you are concerned that you may have COVID-19:
New continuous cough
Loss of sense of smell and/or taste
If you are displaying any COVID 19 symptoms, then please call the walk in centre and ask to have a telephone consultation with one of our clinicians.
The Walk In Centre is now offering telephone and video consultations to all patients in addition to face-to-face appointments. Certain conditions may need a face-to-face consultation and patients will be advised accordingly. Please note these consultations will be offered for same day only and are not pre-bookable.
We are still providing a sit and wait service but please be aware this may include queuing outside of the building due to the triaging system and limited seats inside due to social distancing. Patients attending the Walk in Centre for a blood test are asked to queue separately (to the right of the main entrance).
When attending the Walk-In Centre, patients are required to wear a face covering unless they are exempt in which case they will be asked if they are willing to wear a visor provided by us as an alternative.
Norwich Practices Health Centre is operated by Norwich Practices Ltd under a contract with NHS England to provide NHS services. Norwich Practices Ltd is owned and operated by doctors from local GP practices. The company was set up because those local GPs felt they could provide more and better services to patients if they worked together.
When we are busy in the Walk-In Centre we may turn patients away and only book in medical emergencies.
Please be aware that as we near our closing hours every evening we may implement our ‘Escalation’ procedure.
This will happen when our patients waiting time begins to exceed our hours left of opening.
During escalation our reception staff will inform patients that we are currently only seeing medical emergencies.
We use this procedure to ensure our patient’s safety and to make sure that our hard working clinicians are not overwhelmed by large numbers of patients coming into the Centre just before closing time.
A medical emergency is something that cannot be managed overnight with self-care.
If you feel that you have an emergency or that your child needs to be seen urgently, please report to reception so that they can book you in. Please be aware that we will see all children under the age of five, regardless of our escalation procedure.
If you are not a medical emergency we recommend that you call 111 or visit a pharmacy for medical advice. Reception can also offer you an appointment for first thing the following morning.
Please note that blood tests are only performed between 8.00am - 12.30pm, Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). This service is located on the Walk In Centre Floor at Rouen House.
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Our services are available on a level floor with good access for disabled patients. However if you have any access problems we would be grateful if you could bring them to our attention. We also have an Induction Loop system on reception.
If you require non-emergency medical advice outside of the Health Centre's opening hours, please call 111.
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