We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our patients for your patience and understanding as we all adapt together to a new way of working here at the surgery. We are working as hard as we can to ensure that any potential risks to patients and staff alike are kept to an absolute minimum.
Here at the practice, and this has been echoed both locally and nationally, we have seen a significantly reduced number of patients presenting with serious medical conditions. This is in conjunction with a rise in death rates which are not related to Covid-19.
We would like to remind all patients that even though we are working in different ways, and offering different types of appointments (telephone/video/face to face only if absolutely necessary), we are very much open for business as per usual. Please be aware that first contact will always be by telephone, we can no longer make appointments for patients who turn up at the surgery on spec.
If you have a potentially serious medical condition it is still extremely important that you seek medical advice as soon as possible. Examples of such conditions may include:
- Chest pain
- Worsening of shortness of breath
- Signs of stroke such as sudden onset of weakness or speech problems
- Possible signes of cancer such as lumps, abnormal bleeding, weight loss, change of bowel habitWe would also like to remind those patients who have young children that childhood immunisations remains a priority service and you should still attend these appointments as and when you receive an invitation.