Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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MBBS DRCOG DFFP MRCGP
After studying medicine at the Royal London Hospital and graduating in 1983, Dr Haczewski joined the practice in 1988.
He specialises in respiration medicine, cardiology and acupuncture, and is an honorary senior lecturer with the University of East Anglia School of Medicine. In 2011 he qualified as a licenced Master Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), which enhances change work through conversational therapy and hypnotherapy.
His passions include the teaching of medicine to his students, music, films and travelling.
MBBchBAO MRCPI MRCGP
Dr Killeen graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin Ireland in 1992, and was awarded the Corrigan prize for clinical medicine.
She pursued a career in internal medicine and nephrology and came to the Royal Free hospital and the Royal London to complete specialist training in nephrology.
During her specialist training scheme Dr Killeen was fortunate to be given an opportunity to work in general practice and dual qualified in general practice and nephrology in 2001.
Dr Killeen joined Manor Farm Medical Centre as a partner in 2004. Her special interests include internal medicine, nephrology and family planning and reproductive health. She offers a range of family planning service including insertion of intrauterine contraceptive devices and implanon.
She is married with 2 children, and her passions include medicine, horses and hill walking.
MBBS (1999 London)
Dr Stephen Higgins' specialist interests include minor surgery, hypertension, and diabetes.
He was brought up in East Anglia and studied medicine at St George's Hospital, London. Dr Higgins has worked in various locations throughout the UK and Australia, mainly in Accident and Emergency departments.
Dr Higgins is married with a young family.
MBChB MRCGP DRCOG MSc BSc (Hons) DFSRH
Specialising in women's health.
Dr Skinner has three children and enjoys swimming, tennis and spending time with her family.
Ruth Holden – GP Matron/Manager for nursing staff
Our practice nurses are available for dressings, injections, immunisations, ECGs, ear syringing, cervical smears, blood pressure checks, suture removal and advice on minor health problems both in their daily surgeries and in our health promotion clinics.
Our nurses also have specialist clinics for Chronic Diseases, i.e Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Hypertension and Chronic Heart Disease.
Our healthcare assistants assist the nurse team with everyday routine procedures such as blood tests, ECGs, and BP checks, they also assist by running clinics to record patients’ weight, height etc. This allows the nurse’s time to concentrate on the management of our patients.
Our practice manager manages all non-clinical administration in the practice.
Please contact us if you have any comments or suggestions about the delivery of patient services at the practice.
Receptionists are your first point of contact with our practice. They will try to meet all your requirements. Advice that they give is strictly in accordance with guidelines laid down by the practice manager and the doctors.
The community team of nurses care for our patients who need nursing at home. They are based at Swaffham Cottage Hospital. Telephone 01760 726979.
The practice dispenses for all patients who live more than one mile from the surgery. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in several ways, returning your repeat order slip to the surgery or online at www.swaffham-doctors.co.uk via patient access. Ask at dispensary or reception, how to sign up. Housebound and elderly patients can ring 01760 721786, this service is limited to patients in need. Patients who live less than one mile from the surgery can opt to have their prescriptions sent to any pharmacy of their choice for collection, Please ask at dispensary for details. Patients who lives more than one mile away have the option of collecting from our Swaffham surgery or, if more convenient, at either of our branch surgeries, within surgery hours, please speak with dispensary staff for further information. Repeat prescriptions will normally be ready for collection within 48 hours (two working days) of your written, phoned or online request arriving at the surgery, weekends not included. Please be aware this may vary during busy time periods. Therefore make sure you order in plenty of time.
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