Medical Advice

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Sanday Surgery

Important Information

During normal Sanday surgery opening times, if you need to see the doctor or nurse please call the surgery on 600221 to make an appointment.

The receptionist will book you a telephone appointment with the doctor or nurse.

Please do not attend the surgery in person unless asked to do so by the doctor or nurse.

If you need to see the GP out with of normal working hours and/or if it is an emergency, please call the Balfour hospital switchboard on 01856 888000 and ask to be put through to the Sanday GP.


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough
  • and / or high temperature

If symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days then people should phone the surgery on 01857 600221, please do not attend the surgery in person unless asked to do so by the doctor or nurse.


Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of potentially harmful germs which could lead to an infection:

Why? – You can take actions by practicing hand hygiene regularly and by asking those around you to practice it as well.

When? – You and your loved ones should clean your hands regularly. Especially:

  • before and after entering a public space, such as a shop or GP surgery
  • after going to the toilet
  • before preparing food or eating
  • after blowing your nose or sneezing

How? – Take at least 20 seconds to wash your hands thoroughly using either soap or water or an alcohol based hand rub. 

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