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The clinics will operate as a ‘walk-through’ service in the waiting area.  We can’t deal with anything else and you can’t pick up medication on the day.
There are some important things to remember before  you attend:
• Pre-booked appointments only, we can’t see you if you don’t have an
• Arrive at the appointment at the exact time and not before to help with
         patient flow
• You must wear a face covering when approaching , entering and
         leaving the building
• Please wear a short-sleeved shirt, t-shirt or blouse if you can so you
        can expose your arm easily
• Unless you require assistance (or child being accompanied) please
        attend alone
If you develop any of the following symptoms please don’t attend:
• Fever/High temperature in the last 7 days
• Persistent new cough in the last 7 days
• Experienced loss or change in smell or taste (anosmia) in the last 7
• If you live with someone who has had a temperature or continuous
         cough or anosmia in the last 14 days
• You have had a swab test for Covid-19 and not yet had the result
Please note that, under Government guidelines, people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.
Dear Patients
It has been a great privilege caring for you and your families over the last 5 years. With a lot of joy, and also a great deal of sadness, I am writing to let you know of my intention to retire. My last day with Glendale will be on September 30th. 
As you all know, Glendale Surgery is run by some of the most knowledgeable staff and caring doctors in the county which is why we were recently voted the best practice in Northumberland.  I am really sorry to be leaving the team but, as we all know, time moves on at a great pace and having been a GP for 30 years, I feel it’s time for me to slow down and spend some quality time with my family.  Saying that, I will be coming back to work as a locum so you will still see me from time to time.
Dr Vikki Long is joining the practice in my place and will start in January.  Some of you will know Vikki who was a recent GP registrar with the practice. Until then, Dr Miller and our current registrar Dr Emily Shaw will be joined by locums to help out when needed.
It has been a great pleasure meeting and caring for you all and I wish you continued good health and all the best in the coming years.
Dr Clare Bromly
Due to the recent inclement weather we've had and moving forward into autumn/winter, Glendale Surgery (Drs Miller and Bromly) has taken the decision to allow patients back into the waiting area to wait to be seen.  
We only have 3 chairs because of Covid restrictions and social distancing so please still arrive for your appointment on time and, unless you are disabled and need personal assistance, only the patient will  be allowed in the waiting room.  
You must wear a mask or face covering when you enter the building and until you leave and cleanse your hands with the gel at the front door before entering the building.
If you are seeing the nurse, you will be advised to go up to the first floor in the lift and wait in the small waiting area there.   All chairs are spaced out to keep everyone safe so please do  not move them.


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