September Update from Dr Justin Morris
Social distancing still means we have to operate in a different way although we are trying to open up more of our services. We have limited ways of adapting the building to these new demands but we are making some changes which we hope will facilitate more patients being vaccinated in the flu season than would be possible under social distancing procedures.
Our reception team do need to collect additional details from patients when they telephone for appointments, including symptoms and conditions. We need this information to help us manage the risks for patients and staff. Please provide as much infomation as possible.
To minimise the risk to patients please do not come to the surgery at 08.00 to book appointments please telephone. I appreciate that for some this will be inconvenient and I am sorry for any additional delay.
In order to keep patients and staff safe access to the building continues to be restricted; we appreciate that this is difficult for many patients and thank you for your understanding.
Please continue to wear a facecovering whilst in the surgery and also limit the number of people attending the practice. Only bring a relative/friend/carer into the building if absolutly neccessary.
If you are concerned please do not attend the surgery go to NHS 111 online or call 111 and please see these links for more information:
Covid 19 and Fit Notes
Doctors are not doing sick notes / fit for work notes for anyone who is self isolating.
Please contact NHS 111 online or NHS website. Patients will be required to answer a few questions, an isolation note will then be emailed to them. If you do not have an email address the note can be sent to a trusted family member, friend or directly to your employer.
The isolation note service can be accessed via https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
as well as via the NHS app.
NHS Diabetes Advice helpline NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response. The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice. Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes. You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.