Whilst COVID-19 has changed the way patients access their GP, we must ensure that patients feel comfortable in approaching you with health concerns. Therefore we ask that you use the resources below to make your patients aware of the following:
- General practice is still open, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact your GP surgery will be different at the moment.
- Your NHS services have a range of measures in place to keep you safe from COVID19 including regular cleaning of patient areas and social distancing. Please ensure you wear a face covering to your appointment.
- Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients where there is a clinical need. You will be asked to first discuss your conditions over the phone or online with a member of the healthcare team to assess what would be most appropriate for you and which practice member would best provide it.
- Most GP practices are also offering online consultations and video consultations, as well as telephone consultations. These can be convenient and flexible ways to receive healthcare. Where patients need to be seen by a health professional face-to-face, this will be arranged. If you have a preference about how to access care you can discuss it with your practice.
For more information on how to book an appointment, please visit our Consulting Room.