Botesdale Health Centre
Botesdale Health Centre Botesdale Diss Norfolk IP22 1DW
Tel: 01379 898295
Fax: 01379 890477
Out of Hours: 111
PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN ENTERING THE HEALTH CENTRE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
If you are coming down for an appointment you will receive a text before hand with instructions to Stay in your Car and Text us to make us aware that you have arrived. 
You will then receive a call from the clinican you are seeing. Please bare with us as we can have signal issues.
In line with national guidance, antibody testing (to see if you have had Coronavirus) will be rolled out in Suffolk and North East Essex in a safe and phased way. It has begun with NHS hospital staff.  We will keep you updated as to when this test is available to different staff and patient groups.  Meanwhile, please may we request that you do not ask your GP about availability.  This will help us to help you with all other urgent calls.  We will make an announcement as soon as we can. 

Welcome to Botesdale Health Centre
The aim of our committed team is to provide the very highest quality medical care to our patients in a friendly, courteous and professional manner. We aim to achieve this through continual development in training and education both individually and as a team.

  The Practice is led by our four Partners: Dr Donald, Dr Bate, Dr Fennelow & Dr Chapman



We currently have members of our team off work as a result of being unwell or self-isolating – this clearly affects our ability to maintain our service. Please be patient with staff who are doing their very best.
 
We are receiving very large numbers of requests for medication – much more than we would normally expect. Many of the requests are a long way ahead of when they are due.  Please DO NOT order medication too soon as there requests will not be processed.
 
If you have been allocated a time for a face to face appointment please do not arrive too early for the appointment – you will either have to wait in your car or outside the building. We do not want the waiting room full of patients as it places patients and staff at risk.  Some patients coming to the surgery will have underlying health conditions that place them at high risk and we do not want them to have to share a waiting room with other, potentially infectious, patients.
 
If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID 19) – please stay at home and manage your illness there. If you are getting worse you should contact 111 – DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY
 
Thank you again
Partners of Botesdale Health Centre
 




The NHS in Suffolk and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
 

If you have a new cough and/or high temperature - Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Self isolate yourself and your family for 14 days. However is you also have shortness of breath (even if it's mild) visit NHS 111 online or  call 111.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.
 
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

See the Friends of BHC page for the The Patient Participation Groups Survey Report


Patient Access - Online Management of Appointments, Ordering of Prescriptions & Viewing of Medical Record - Please click here to access your account.


To enable the use of the Patient Access online services for the first time, you will need to complete a form which can be download here. Please then bring this to Reception with ID for use to enable you access.

print this page