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The practice will be closed Monday 2nd June and 3rd June for the Queen's Jubilee Bank holiday and will reopen as normal on Monday 6th June

Pharmacy opening times available Thursday or Friday


We're all glad things are starting to get back to normal but please note that all patients will still be required to wear a mask/visor when attending the surgery to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID and other infections and to keep our patients and staff safe. Thank you for your understanding

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Breast screening


  •      It's breast cancer awareness month! Why attend for your breast screening?

  •     1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK

  •     The current evidence suggests that breast screening reduces the number of deaths from breast cancer by about 1,300 a year in the UK.

  •     If you have received an invitation and would like to book an appointment, you can:

  •     Returning your enclosed ‘Reply slip’ (Freepost)

  •     Via our website:

  •     Alternatively, you can email us on we aim to respond within 5 working days, however during busy periods this could be longer. Or call us on the telephone number on your invitation. Please note that our telephone lines are extremely busy and we ask you for your patience when calling.

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Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad


Please note Government guidance below, The practice won't be providing letters to show COVID-19 vaccination status. If you need your vaccination status for travel please use link below for advice on the digital and paper options available.



Over 50's Alcohol Helpline

Home - With You (     

Get help and advice online

Call the over 50s helpline on 0808 801 0750

Online info if you're worried about your own or someone else's drinking or drug use, or your mental health.



05/05/2020 - New service for patients with learning disabilities and autism

People First


  • Immediate safety assessments; 
  • Support, connection;
  • Advice and information in accessible formats;
  • Signposting to specialist service;

Telephone: 0300 303 2789



COVID-19 appointment system changes 


Our appointment system with a GP has moved to telephone triage. All requests for an appointment will be triaged by a clinician via the telephone first, if after this, the clinician thinks you need an appointment – it will be booked for you by them.


The doors of the surgery are now open for appointments only; however if you are asked to come down to the surgery for an appointment we still request that you wear a face covering where possible. Please telephone where you can for general queries to reduce queues at the door. Sick notes we can post and prescriptions we can send directly to the chemist. we will do all we can to make this process as easy as we can for patients.


The current advice for anyone with Covid symptoms/tested positive for covid is requested to avoid coming to the surgery unless invited by a GP.


Our aim of these precautionary measures is to keep our staff and patients safe and well. Please bear with us during this busy period and be assured we are doing our best to keep the surgery functioning and to provide our patients with a service during extreme circumstances.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)


Requests for certification of absence from work may fall into five categories:


  1. Personally affected – isolating for seven days
  2. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days
  3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
  4. At risk group – following government advice
  5. Those in full time education
  6. Personally affected – isolating for seven days


Patients should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work.

They do not need to contact their GP


  1. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days


If patients remain unwell and unfit to work over seven days, advice is to visit and complete an online self-assessment. The patient may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding their illness/ fitness to work.


They do not need to contact their GP.


  1. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
  2. At risk group – following government advice


GPs cannot and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where they do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies.


They do not need to contact their GP.


  1. Those in full time education


There is no requirement to issue certification to schools or colleges to confirm absence. These organisations must work with parents and students to ensure that any absence is appropriately recorded, obviating the need for a ‘doctor’s note’.


They do not need to contact their GP



As per the current S13 Guidance for Employers it should be noted that:


By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. After 7 days, it is for the employer to determine what evidence they require, if any, from the employee. This does not need to be a fit note (MED3) issued by a GP or any other doctor.

Your employee will be advised to isolate themselves and not to work in contact with other people by NHS 111 or Public Health England if they are a carrier of, or have been in contact with, an infectious or contagious disease, such as Covid-19.

We strongly suggest that employers use their discretion around the need for medical evidence for a period of absence where an employee is advice is to stay at home due to suspected Covid-19, in accordance with the public health advice being issued by the government.



Welcome to Norwood Medical Centre Online

The doctors and staff at Norwood Medical Centre in Barrow-In-Furness are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  

We are proud to say that we were awarded 'Outstanding' by the CQC at their last visit- you can see the full report by clicking on the 'Care Quality Commission' tab on the right.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.



Video Consulting

We are now trialling video consultations! These can be booked online through the myGP app or by calling reception.





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