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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus Advice

Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV) is a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans.

The risk of getting the illness in the UK is low. If there is a case in the UK, health professionals will aim to contact anyone who has been in close contact with the infected person. If you have not been contacted, be reassured you are extremely unlikely to catch Wuhan novel coronavirus.

Symptoms include: feeling tired, difficulty breathing, a high temperature and a cough.

If you have travelled to China, especially Wuhan City, in the last two weeks and feel unwell, please telephone either 111 or the Surgery for advice.

Please do not attend the surgery in the first instance.

Further information is available or 




St Katherines Surgery offers the highest standard of patient centred healthcare within the resources available. We work together to provide our patients with a compassionate, holistic and effective service."


St Katherines and Market Surgery Practices Join Forces


Over the last few weeks we have received a variety of queries and questions regarding the practice merger. 

These have been discussed fully with representatives of both Patient Participation Groups.  Please click on the link below for further information.

Merger Update - Patient questions

Clinical Team Changes

As you may know, there are upcoming staff changes at the practice. Dr Wheeler has been here for five years and is now moving on to other opportunities. We wish him the best of luck.

 Dr Wheeler’s patients will be allocated to another GP in the practice and will be notified of this by letter over the next few weeks.

 Unfortunately we are not able to enter into any conversations at this time with individual patients regarding their preferred GP. You can of course continue to see any doctor in the surgery depending on their availability.

 You do not need to book an appointment or speak to your new GP on the telephone. They have full access to your medical records and Dr Wheeler’s notes.

 We are pleased to welcome not one but two new members of staff. Richard Atherton and Paul Mason are both highly skilled specialist paramedics, trained in the assessment and treatment of acute illnesses and exacerbation of chronic conditions as well as musculoskeletal problems. Between them they will manage the home visits for our housebound patients, the daily rapid access clinics and offer telephone advice.



Richard AthertonPaul Mason



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