SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS
If you believe you may have the coronavirus - DO NOT go to your GP Surgery, pharmacy or the hospital.
Please follow the guidance advised in the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus . If you become unwell or are worried and require advice contact NHS 111 online via this link – NHS 111 Online Remember - HANDS - FACE - SPACE
You can find out how to get a test and how long you need to stay at home at NHS.UK/CORONAVIRUS
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Due to current COVID-19 status we will be reducing the patient contacts by sending your prescription electronically to the pharmacy nearest to your home address. If you want to clarify which pharmacy we have sent your prescription to either check on-line or telephone the surgery.
Please allow the pharmacy seven days before collecting your prescription unless it is needed more urgently. They are currently under extreme pressure, with minimal staff to cope with the workload.
Patients will no longer receive more 3 months of medication. This is to help the community pharmacies maintain adequate stock levels for all patients.
Patients with stable long term conditions who collect medication on a regular basis will be automatically switched to electronic repeat dispensing. This allows the practice to issue batches of prescriptions, removing the need for the pharmacy or patient to order every 28/56 days. Patients will receive a text from the practice if they have been issued a prescription in this way.
Please do not order ‘just in case’ medication or to ‘stockpile’ medication, as this causes huge problems to supply of medication, and can leave other patients without medicines they need right now.
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.
If you have any suggestions that may help improve the situation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Where possible we would ask patients to please register for online services and request your prescription online. Alternatively, you can download the NHS App or return your repeat slip to reception.
SICK NOTE REQUESTS
Due to these unprecedented circumstances, we have been receiving lots of requests for sick notes for people who are self-isolating for coronavirus, the practice will not provide a medical certificate for these patients but you can download the sick note below to self-certifcate.
Med3 Sick Note
Online Appointments Suspended
Following advice from NHS England in response to the risk of COVID-19 it has been necessary to suspend access to online booking:
This action is to mitigate any risk that potentially infected patients book appointments online and attend the practice when they should be receiving advice to self-isolate or go through testing.
The practice have now temporarily suspended access to appointments booked online during this period and advise patients requiring appointments to contact the practice via the main reception telephone number.
PLEASE BE AWARE THERE IS A BUZZER FOR ACCESS
IF YOU HAVE TO COME TO THE SURGERY.