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Pinn Medical Centre as of 28th March 2018

Important message from your local NHS: Due to the Coronavirus public health crisis, the Pinn Medical Centre will temporarily become a GP Access Centre for non-Coronavirus patients only, in order to safely provide care. The centre will become a GP Access Centre service, providing a clinical resource for telephone triage, and a booked appointment service for non-Coronavirus patients. Patients will be notified when Walk-in Centre services resume.


Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice if you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature. You are advised to stay at home for 7 days.

  • If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
  • Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
  • For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit

PLEASE NOTE –  we are unable to provide a sick note for patients in isolation as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Please visit the following link in order to obtain an ‘isolation note’.

For the latest guidance about self isolating and social distancing, please read ‘Guidance on Self Isolation and Social Distancing for COVID 19 – 23.3.20

FLU Season

We now have flu vaccinations for eligible patients.

We currently have Flu Vaccines in stock.

We are operating a walk-in service from 9am – 12pm Monday to Friday (excluding the Christmas period).

Alternatively you can book an appointment with one of our nurses during normal clinic hours.

Cold, cough and flu season

Most colds and coughs take 5 to 7 days to clear.

To speed up your recovery, follow these ‘self-care’ steps below:

  • Ensure you get plenty of rest and sleep
  • Keep yourself warm
  • Drink plenty of water (fruit juice or squash mixed with water is ok) to avoid dehydration
  • Gargle salt water to soothe a sore throat

Please remember that you can also buy medication over the counter or approach your local pharmacist for advice and treatments

If your symptoms persist after 7 days, please book an appointment with a clinician

Bank Holiday Closures

Please note that the Practice is closed on the following Bank Holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Early May Bank Holiday
  • Spring Bank Holiday
  • Summer Bank Holiday
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

Please request medication 10 working days in advance during these periods to ensure that you have enough to see you through the closures.

Digital NHS – Health Help Now App

Feeling Unwell? Not sure where to go to get the help you need?

Health Help Now will help you find the right treatment.

Health Help Now lists common symptoms and offers suggestions for treatment, based on your location and the time of day, with the one that works best for most people listed first.

It also lists local services and shows when they are open or closed, their location and directions, plus details of useful websites and helplines for a variety of problems.

For more information, please click here