Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Sutherland Lodge is part of the Chelmsford Primary Care Network, working in collaboration with three other Chelmsford GP Practices on the Covid-19 vaccination roll out.  The vaccinations will be given at Rivermead Gate Medical Centre and our first vaccination delivery should be on or shortly after the 13 January 2021.
Please do not contact Sutherland Lodge or Rivermead Gate Medical Centre as we will be proactively contacting you by letter, text or phone call.
NHS have specified initial focus should be on the 80+ age group and care homes and then others will follow in a very specific order.  The priority list can be found on the website.

What should you do next?

Please stay safe and follow Government guidelines.

Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

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

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

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Keeping safe during COVID-19

The health and wellbeing of our patients is our priority and we are aware that these are difficult times for families and home life can be challenging. Do you have concerns regarding domestic abuse or the welfare of a child or adult?  Please click here for more information.

Keeping safe when you visit us

We’re following government guidelines to make sure all our premises are up to standard and safe.  When you visit us you’ll see a certificate that confirms we’re complying with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19. Please play your part in keeping everyone safe by sticking to the social distancing guidelines. Click here to view our Certificate.

All face to face appointments with a Doctor or Advanced Nurse Practitioner have been suspended for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus.   If you require an appointment with a Doctor or Advanced Nurse Practitioner please telephone the Surgery and we will book you a telephone consultation with a Clinician who will triage your symptoms and book a face to face appointment if appropriate.