Portway Family Practice 

Important Information

Suppling face masks exemption letters to patients.

We have had an increase in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.

Our response follows the UK Government guidance and supported by the British Medical Association.

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 (e.g. Bus Drivers)

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.

For more information please see the website

Thank You

Important Flu Information

Important Flu Information

Things are a little different at the surgery at the moment.  In order for us to invite patients for a flu vaccine safely we have had to make a few changes to the process.

  Patients will be invited for flu vaccines in the normal way.  Appointments will be on set days and times to limit the contact a patient has at the surgery and for everyone's safety including the staff.

We ask that patient's DO NOT attend the surgery unless they have been asked to do so by a member of staff at the practice.  Attend alone or with a carer/parent if required.

Patients will be given an appointment date and time.  We ask that you do not arrive any earlier than 5 minutes before your allocated time to limit the contact patients have with other patients and staff. On arrival you will be expected to sanitise your hands, have a temperature check done by a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant and attend your appointment wearing a face mask or covering. Social Distancing is in place and patients will need to remain 2 meters apart at all times.

(Signs will be in place)

Patients will receive important information from the practice before they attend their appointment and we ask that you read this information carefully.  You may also receive questions asking you important information and you will need to respond to this in order for our staff to plan their clinics safely.

Please click on the link below relevant to your age group for information regarding the flu vaccine you will receive.

Please read before attending your appointment.

Over 65 Flu Information

Under 65 Flu Information

Nasal Flu Information 2-18 Years

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