Surgery news and update 25th March 2022

Covid Booster

We have BOOKABLE clinics on Saturday 9th and Saturday 30th April and will administer the Spring Booster to our patients who are aged 75 and over and all patients in the clinically extremely vulnerable group. We have sent out texts to our patients over 75 with mobile numbers giving a link to book directly into one of these clinics. If you do not have a mobile or a smartphone that will let you go onto the link please phone the surgery after 2pm to book directly with us. (please do NOT phone on a Monday) you can also book at aHUB or attend a walk-in clinic. We will contact the vulnerable group next week.

For the 5- 11 year olds you will need to book at a HUB. We cannot do the vaccines for this age group at the surgery, and will NOT have the vaccine in the surgery.

There have been a lot of questions around why we are still working differently.

The pandemic is not over!

We worked hard to provide a service throughout the lockdowns and continue to do so. To protect everyone we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact. Most appointments with the Doctors are being triaged. This helps to keep you safe. We will see everyone in person who needs to be seen that way.

Our reception staff are a vital part of our health care team and ask questions to direct you to the best support. They are skilled in assisting with triaging of appointments and work to strict codes of patient confidentiality.

We are pleased to be able to include a range of professionals at the surgery including our Practice Nurses, Paramedics, Pharmacist, Physiotherapists and Social Prescriber who can diagnose and treat health conditions or sign post you to the correct service. This ensures that you see the right person more quickly rather than needing to see a Doctor.

Please be patient, we are under enormous pressure and have seen a rise of 30% in the demand for our service. Please continue to be kind to our staff, socially distance where possible and you must wear a face mask when attending a healthcare setting.

New Clinical Staff

We are pleased to announce that we have a new Paramedic joining us on 1.4.2022 and Dr Elizabeth Small will be joining our team as a GP Partner at the end of April