Practice Update – Patient Information

We are aware that the media has released information today stating that GP practices must offer you a face to face appointment.

We will continue to offer face to face appointments following an initial telephone call with a Clinician or pre-booked appointments for smears, bloods tests, dressings, BP checks, injections, baby clinics and Long term condition reviews.

Ivel Medical Centre will review the current arrangements as soon as possible to see how we adapt to face to face access, whilst being mindful of the local incidence of COVID cases.

We are aware of the higher than normal incidence of COVID cases involving the Indian variant in Bedford, hence we remain cautious to keep you safe. Please continue to phone us if you need us.

The surgery doors will continue to be open with appropriate social distancing measures in place as it has been throughout the pandemic. This may mean unfortunately that, if there is a long queue, you may need to queue outside of the building – we would ask that you keep a safe distance from the person in front of you. We will work hard to minimise the chances of this happening.

To keep you safe, where possible, please use other means to contact the surgery other than coming into the building.

This can be done via the telephone 01767 312441, our website, email or by using your online account or NHS app.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID – continue to follows the Government advice and get a test.

  • If you are coming into our building please:
  • Have your temperature taken
  • Use the hand sanitiser to disinfect your hands
  • Wear a face mask
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Follow the markings on the floor and any other signage

We are very grateful for your continuous support and understanding please revisit our website for updates

Ivel Medical Centre