PLEASE ONLY TELEPHONE THE SURGERY IF IT IS ESSENTIAL
In light of the additional strain that GP surgeries are currently facing with the Coronavirus pandemic, before telephoning the surgery for any minor illnesses and routine advice please go to www.nhs.uk and for children www.what0-18.nhs.uk
Please help us to help you by reducing unnecessary contact with the surgery. Thankyou for your support
Corona Virus Update - latest advice from the government
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are 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.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found on nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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;
- you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.
If you have a cough or high temperature - Do not come to the Surgery.
- If your employer has asked you to provide a medical certificate relating to absence from work relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic (Coronavirus) the practice is unable to do this. We suggest that you print out, complete and give a copy of the letter to your employer. Click for your medical certificate.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and your information
The ICO recognises the unprecedented challenges the NHS and other health professionals are facing during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The ICO also recognise that 'Public bodies may require additional collection and sharing of personal data to protect against serious threats to public health.'
The Government have also taken action in respect of this and on 20th March 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care issued a Notice under Regulation 3(4) of The Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 requiring organisations such as GP Practices to use your information to help GP Practices and other healthcare organisations to respond to and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In order to look after your healthcare needs during this difficult time, we may urgently need to share your personal information, including medical records, with clinical and non-clinical staff who belong to organisations that are permitted to use your information and need to use it to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. This could (amongst other measures) consist of either treating you or a member of your family and enable us and other healthcare organisations to monitor the disease, assess risk and manage the spread of the disease.
Please be assured that we will only share information and health data that is necessary to meet yours and public healthcare needs.
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has also stated that these measures are temporary and will expire on 30th September 2020 unless a further extension is required. Any further extension will be will be provided in writing and we will communicate the same to you. Please also note that the data protection and electronic communication laws do not stop us from sending public health messages to you, either by phone, text or email as these messages are not direct marketing. It may also be necessary, where the latest technology allows us to do so, to use your information and health data to facilitate digital consultations and diagnoses and we will always do this with your security in mind.
If you are concerned about how your information is being used, please contact our DPO using the contact details provided in the Privacy Notice shown within the privacy notice tab on the right.
Welcome to Argyll House
Argyll House Surgery has been providing an excellent standard of medical care to thousands of patients in Ryde, Wootton Bridge and the surrounding villages for more than 25 years.
Working for You
Our team includes two fulltime GPs, two part-time GPs, two advanced nurse practitioners, two practice nurses, and two healthcare assistants as well as a pharmacist, our practice manager, reception and secretarial staff. We run a full range of general practice services with special clinics for babies, pregnant women and patients with certain conditions. At the surgery we aim to treat all patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.
Argyll House Surgery will offer a caring, friendly and professional service to all our patients and will advise, support and treat them equally, without discrimination.
We are pleased to announce that following our CQC inspection in May 2018 the practice has received a rating of Good. Please use the following link to read the full report.
Named Accountable GP
All of our patients, including children, are registered with a Named Accountable GP - if you're not sure who yours is, just ask next time you contact Reception. You are still welcome to see any GP of your choice and can request to change your named GP at any time.
If you live in the practice area and would like to register with us, please complete a registration form which is available at the front desk. You will be officially registered with the practice as a whole, but you can choose which doctor you would prefer to see when you make an appointment.
Click on the link below to see if your postcode falls into the practices catchment area
(Site updated 09/04/2020)