Our approach to keep everyone safe…
In order to keep everyone safe during these times doctors appointments will initially assessed by a clinician in a telephone appointment. If the clinician then decides you need to be seen face to face this will be arranged.
When attending surgery it is compulsory to wear a face covering or shield. Please remember hand, face and space.
If you need to come into surgery for an appointment, please follow these steps:
- Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible, if you do arrive early please wait in your car to stop people congregating.
- Ensure that you are wearing a face covering.
- You will be screened for Covid symptoms on arrival.
- Please use the hand sanitiser stations on arrival and on exiting the building.
- The clinician will be wearing PPE.
- Where possible we advise you to come on your own without family members unless it is necessary.
If you feel unwell with any cough, change in smell/taste or temperature or if any of your households feel unwell and you have been advised to self-isolate- please do not attend the surgery and if you have any appointments we can re-arrange these.
Updated guidance for the clinically extremely vulnerable has now been published.
This will show who is identified as clinically extremely vulnerable and what guidance to follow.
GPs in Derbyshire are working hard to finalise the arrangements for COVID-19 vaccinations. This has been the subject of very stringent rules and regulations and you can be assured that the NHS is working around the clock to finalise the details. We are very confident that most vaccination hubs will be in place by early to mid-January, using the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine. This vaccine’s storage requirements have severely limited the locations from which the vaccines can be stored and given. We do anticipate the approval of the Astra Zeneca/Oxford vaccine shortly and this will enable us to plan for many more vaccination centres, because this vaccine is easier to transport and store. Patients aged 80 or over, care home staff and healthcare staff are the first priority groups for vaccinations, and these will be broadened once more vaccine becomes available. Patients will be contacted when their vaccine is available and we are asking everyone to avoid contacting their surgery in the meantime. It is possible that people are hearing of neighbours receiving the vaccination, but this will only be because they are registered with a GP practice that is in the first round for the vaccination programme rollout, or are a member of NHS or adult care staff. Everyone has an important part to play and we’re asking people to remember the following:
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
- please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
If you have any questions on this please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff have been working hard to ensure that all patients who need urgent care – not just those with coronavirus – have been able to get it. To avoid unnecessary contact, some non-urgent appointments and surgeries have been postponed and others delivered differently using technology.
We will continue to ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is really necessary, and where it can be done safely without putting our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk of catching coronavirus. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation.
If you feel unwell or have hurt yourself, you can still get the care and treatment you need. It’s vital that if you’re having a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or really bad flare up of asthma, you contact the NHS.
You might be worrying about a mole that’s changed shape, or grown larger, and think you need to contact your GP.
Everyone in the NHS really appreciates people taking pressure off services for conditions that can be safely managed with over-the-counter medicines, and taken care of at home.
But it is crucial that for anything else that you do not risk life or wellbeing – contact NHS 111 online or by phone, get in touch with your GP, visit an Urgent Treatment Centre, or for emergencies go to A&E or call 999.
If you have symptoms of the coronavirus including a new continuous cough or fever, change or loss of taste, you and your household members must self isolate at home. You should access nhs.uk for up to date advice.
We should all be avoiding unnecessary contact.
We will operate a telephone access only system where all patients will be screened for symptoms. Where necessary a telephone appointment with a GP will be allocated.
All repeat prescription requests can be ordered online or you can contact the medicines order line on 01246 588860. Please do not post in the practice letterbox.
All prescriptions will then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Please see our prescriptions page also.