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had contact with somebody with Coroavirus


do you have any of these symptoms?


If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.


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Face masks / Facial coverings

Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.

Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.

The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).

Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.

Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.

Repeat prescription requests will be processed by the NHS Prescription Ordering Direct Service and the practice will no longer take requests for repeat prescriptions from your pharmacy. You will need to phone the POD service on 0300 131 1100 to order your medicines instead of phoning or visiting your pharmacy to make an order. The POD will arrange for your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice and dispensed as normal. This is a pilot service being run by DGS & Swale CCG’s for 12 months, alongside other GP Practices. This will help to deliver improved care to patients and reduce medicines waste. The CCG, on behalf of the practice, will process your personal data (with your consent) in order to review and manage your repeat prescription.”

 We are now offering  telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner

*IMPORTANT* NHS Health Screening Check - Find out more by clicking on our "NHS SCREENING SERVICES" tab on the right hand side menu for details on Cervical, Bowel & Breast screening services. 

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The practice will be closed for the following dates in 2019 for Training and cover will be provided by phoning NHS 111 from 1pm. 


March 2020

11th March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

April 2020

23rd April 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)

May 2020

20thMay 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

June 2020

23rd June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

July 2020

22nd July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING

August 2020


September 2020

29th September 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

October 2020

22nd October 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

November 2020

19th November 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)

December 2020

9th December 1300-1830 PLT ( protected learning time)




Dr Chirag P. Patel (m)

MBChB (Leicester/Warwick 2002), MRCGP, DRCOG, DFSRH, PG Cert (Med Ed) - GP Partner

I became a GP in 2007 and joined the practice the same year. I have an interest in Cardiology and Teaching and am a GP Trainer and GP Appraiser. I enjoy playing football, badminton and golf in my spare time.
Dr Steven Bhogal (m)

MBChB (Leicester/Warwick 2012), MRCGP (2018)-GP Partner

I became a GP in 2018 and joined Pilgrims Way surgery the same year. I have an interest in Musculoskeletal Medicine and General Medicine. I enjoy playing football and cricket in my spare time.

Dr Christina Jackson (f)

MBChB (Glasgow 2004), MRCGP (2010), MRCPCH (London 2005) - Salaried GP

I joined Pilgrims Way Surgery in July 2016.I have an interest in General Medicine. My hobbies are travelling and going to the movies. 

GP Trainees

We are training practice and have GP trainees who can also deal with your health needs and provide advice.

The trainees, as part of their training may make video recordings of some of their consultations and use it as a teaching tool to improve and enhance their learning. As a result you may be asked for your permission and written consent to video your consultation with one of the trainees. You have the right to decline and any refusal will have no implications on the way you are treated or which doctor you see.

We believe that involvement in the education and training of future GPs will be beneficial for the practice as a whole and for the future.

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