Welcome to The Hicks Group
The Practice has been in existence, in various forms and in various buildings, since 1821. The Charles Hicks Centre was built in 1987 and extended in 1992. The Roman Gate Surgery replaced premises in Old Court Hall and was occupied in February 1994. Now more than ever we want to help you through these unprecedented times
Current News - Dr Weyell is retiring
Sadly after more than 26 years Dr Weyell has decided to retire from the Hicks Group Practice at the end of May to take on new challenges in the NHS.
If you do want to mark this occasion please send cards to the surgery by Royal Mail. Unfortunately due to the current situation we are unable to accept cards or gifts at either surgery.
Serving You Now
Our dedicated team are here to continue help you during these difficult times. All contact with the practice must ONLY be by telephone. We are offering telephone consultations for any ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions.
For any Corona virus related symptoms please use the website
If you are unable to manage your Corona Virus symptoms condition please call 111 not the surgery
Partners in Care
Patients and healthcare professionals can work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. Most importantly please take heed of all the government advice about staying at home and following the social distancing guidance
The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is the simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
Register NOW to so that you can order your normal medications without leaving home. The identity checks we would normally carry out for this will be done through the app.
There is also lots of health information available on the app
The NHS App is available now on iOS and Android.
Sick notes for new and existing conditions can be requested over the telephone. These will be emailed to you.
Please note we cannot issue any sick notes for Covid 19 related symptoms or self-isolation. Details regarding these can be accessed via the link below.
Help During Self Isolation
Advice for children who are unwell
Advice for parents
There are sources of help available if you are self isolating and require assistance, below are some links that maybe useful:
Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, the are offering some meditations you can listen to anytime
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response - Government updates and information. Contains links to benefits and guidance on isolation and social distancing. (important as it comes from the source and not made up by social media)
The Hunts Post have created a list of helplines for people that need help with shopping and other essentials.
The Home Help Company are offering a service and also asking for volunteers, they are vetting the volunteers and checking DBS certificates etc.
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/support-community-elefriends/ - Mind online support community for those that need support with their mental health
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse8f565 - An information leaflet produced by mind to help people through the crisis.
Can you help the community?
If you feel that you are able to offer help and assistance during the Corona Virus Pandemic please check out the web site link below
(Site updated 10/06/2020)