FACE COVERINGS NOW A REQUIREMENT (UPDATED 8th Aug 20)
The Government are expanding the places in which you need to wear a face covering. Please go to https://www.gov.uk/…/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-ho… for more information. Please can I remind patients that they should NOT enter the surgery without a face covering unless they are:
• children under the age of 11,
• people with disabilities and
• those with breathing difficulties
• those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, then on the same website are some useful badges and cards that you can put on your mobile phones or print out and carry with you. When challenged you will be able to show your exemption and continue without any bad feeling!
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide patients with any masks, but please remember that they can be home made masks and you can find numerous videos online showing you how to make them. Or you can simply wear a scarf that covers your mouth and nose.
Remember that the staff here all have to wear masks, so please help them feel safe by wearing a face covering for the short period of time that you enter the surgery.
On 30th June 2020, Drs Cleaver and Fleet left the partnership to allow for a new partner to join the practice. As there will be a short period before our new partner can join us, Dr Cleaver will still be working for us providing the same level of service to our patients. This will mean ‘business as usual’ for the next few months.
In an effort to restore some normality to our available services, we are re-introducing our Online Bookable Appointment Service. To start with this will be for a Telephone Consultation with one of the doctors. Although the appointment will be bookable for a specific time on our session set up, please disregard the time. The doctor will phone you during the session so please be available to take the call. DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS THE DOCTOR HAS REQUESTED YOU TO DO SO. Should you receive a text message reminding you to attend the Telephone Appointment, please disregard it.
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With immediate effect, we will be closing the Dispensary hatch between 12:00 and 2:00 pm each day.
The workload has increased significantly due to recent events and this action will allow us to catch up with the preparation of your medications. May we also remind you that we still need 48 hours before you return to collect your medications. Arriving earlier than this creates stress for the staff and if it is not ready, you will be asked to come back at a later date.
Please can I remind all patients to remain calm and not to over order. We have been instructed to allow the normal 28 days of medications and not to dispense any earlier than the due date.
We are now in the delay phase of our response to Covid-19.
From 24th March 2020 the public are being told to stay at home and self isolate without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:
DO NOT attend your GP surgery, DO NOT go to a hospital and DO NOT go to a pharmacy. (more…)
In order to protect our GPs and our patients we will be unable to re-open the branch surgery for the foreseeable future. This is due to the current COVID-19 crisis.
We will keep you informed when we re-open our branch site. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Drs Latham, Dixon, Cleaver & Fleet
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Our principal aim is to offer a friendly, first-class service in caring for your health.
We hope to achieve this through a team approach involving doctors, administration staff, nurses, dispensers, midwife and health visitor.
We believe in bringing a broad range of services to our rural setting, in order to minimise inconvenience from travel and waiting times for our patients. To this end we have in-house physiotherapy, chiropody and cognitive behaviour therapy.
For advice and urgent medical attention outside our normal surgery hours, please call 111. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help.