Monthly Archives: May 2021

Face to face appointments

Dear Patients

We have been seeing patients face to face since the beginning of the pandemic in line with government and public health guidance.

Our first priority is the safety of patients and staff as we have many vulnerable patients and Covid 19 is still present nationally and in our local area.

The limitations of our premises, with a small waiting room and reception area, means we still need to limit the number of patients in the building at one time. With this in mind, we are continuing offering telephone triage and the clinician, in discussion with the patient, will decide if there is a need for a face-to-face consultation. 

Many requests can be dealt with over the phone or by video consultation, where clinically appropriate, saving the patient time with not having to travel to the practice or sit in a waiting room with others. 

We are reviewing the appointment availability as quickly and safely as we can over the next few weeks. 

Thank you for your patience  and understanding