How to demonstrate your Covid-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores 

  • the NHS website 

  • 119 - by requesting a paper letter

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.


Welcome to Whitley House Surgery

Whitley House Surgery Download our Practice Leaflet 

We are a long established training practice offering a personal, friendly service whilst delivering a high standard of medical care.  The practice was bought by Dr Theo Whitley in 1927 when it was located at Thorneybrook, New London Road (opposite where Marks and Spencer is now). Then it expanded and moved to Moulsham Street, where the surgery was named after Dr Whitley.

The surgery continued to grow and moved to refurbished premises in Writtle Road in September 2003. The building was previously occupied by Marconi and before that Crompton and Co.

Our aim is to provide our registered patient population with high quality, personal health care. We aim to maintain and improve the health of our patients by working in partnership with them. Continuing professional development ensures the entire practice team work within national and local guidelines for the benefit of its patients. Click here to read our full mission statement - the aims and objectives with which we strive to run our organisation.

New Patient Registration

We are registering new Patients but this service is only offered to patients that live within the Whitley House published registration boundary. A map can be found on the 'Practice Area' tab above. 

Download our Adult age 16 plus or our Child Age 0 to 15 new patient form and post them both back to the surgery. If you are unable to print the forms off at home please contact reception and we will post a pack out to you.

We continue to closely monitoring our patient numbers so that we can provide the highest level of care and also to ensure all residents within our registration boundary have access to a GP surgery.

We are not able to make any exceptions to this policy. 

If you live within our boundary please come in and fill in our registration pack. 

If you are not within our published registration boundary please contact NHS England for advice. Tel 0300 3112233.

The receptionist will provide you with a registration pack and take you through the registration procedure. Using the equipment provided you will need to take your blood pressure, measure your height and weight, complete the forms, retake your blood pressure, then return the completed pack to the receptionist for processing. Any regular medication, including contraception will need to be recorded on the form.

The practice would prefer it if all new patients applying to register with us provide evidence of their residency in our practice area. Patients already residing in the UK are asked to provide current proof of address e.g. a copy of a utility bill, a solicitor's letter or rent book, dated within the last three months as this information will help us to ensure accuracy of recording personal details.

New patients arriving from overseas are requested to provide similar proof of residency plus their passport and any relevant visas.

If you have been issued with an NHS medical card you will also need to bring this with you when registering. If you have been registered previously with a doctor in the UK, you will need to know their name and address to complete your registration.

Please ensure that you book a routine appointment with a doctor to obtain your first prescription from the surgery.

We will not refuse an application for registration on the basis of the applicant's race, gender, age, sexual orientation, social class, religion, appearance, disability or medical condition. We will however refuse applications made by those living outside our practice area.

Patient Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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