The NHS 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.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on

COVID-19 Vaccine – telephone queries script

The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for use and the NHS will be starting to offer this to priority groups as soon as supplies arrive. 


When will a vaccine be available?

The first, limited, deliveries of the vaccine started week beginning 7 December and the NHS is offering them to those who need them most based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations.


Who will get a vaccine?

The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old and prioritised frontline health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so please avoid contacting your local hospital or GP practice.


Where and when can I get a vaccine?

To start with, vaccines will only be available at hospital ‘hubs’ where the Pfizer vaccine can be stored safely. However, arrangements are also being put in place to offer vaccines from a number of different locations as more supplies and different vaccines become available. These include local vaccine services provided by GPs and pharmacists and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.


We will be contacting more and more people over the coming days and weeks, as well as protecting those of our staff who are at greatest risk. Please don’t contact your NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you


Further information and how you can help us

We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:

  • Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
  • Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

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In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to offer the following services and clinics:

  • Chronic Disease - prevention and monitoring.
  • Maternity Services - in conjunction with our community midwives.
  • Family Planning - including coil fitting and emergency contraception.
  • Bowel & Cervical Screening
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Childhood and Adult Immunisations
  • Ear Syringing
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Minor Surgery - including the removal of warts, cysts and moles.
  • Removal of Stitches/Dressings
  • Sexual Health - Young people are particularly invited to seek advice in a confidential setting.
  • Travel Advice & Vaccinations
  • Healthy Weight / Active Lifestyle Advice
  • NHS Health Check
  • Physio First
  • Linking Leeds

Patient information: 

  •  Are you socially isolated or looking to find groups within your community?
  • Are you experiencing housing issues?
  • Would you like to find work or education?
  • Are you experiencing financial issues?
  • Are you ready to be empowered to make a change to your own life?
  • Would you like to be linked to services that can improve your social, emotional and mental wellbeing?

     If you are over the age of 16 and are registered with a GP in Leeds, Linking Leeds can enable and empower you to make a change. A wellbeing coordinator will support you to explore the different areas of your life and create an action plan. Once your goals are set, we can link you to other professional organisations, community groups and one to one services/activities to help you achieve your goals working with you for up to 12 weeks.

  • How to be introduced:

    If you think you would benefit from this service or have any questions, please ask your GP, healthcare professional or the reception team to book you an appointment. Alternatively, you can introduce yourself to the service by calling 0113 336 7612 (Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm).


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