BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
There is heightened coverage around the recent Coronavirus outbreak around the world, which is now severely impacting on the UK and the NHS.
Unfortunately fraudsters are targeting these circumstances to take advantage of public fear and concern
We have been made aware that our patients are receiving phone calls, texts and letters from fraudsters. They will try and obtain your personal details and in particular your NHS number.
Scammers are sophisticated, opportunistic and will try many ways to get the information they want. They often target the vulnerable.
If you are suspicious, do not give any details over the phone, hang up and then ring your GP Practice to confirm.
The UK has now moved from the containment phase to the delay phase on managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have either –
a new continuous cough
a high temperature – 37.8 or over
-then please DO NOT come to the surgery in person. Please DO NOT telephone us to ask for an appointment or to speak to a GP as we will be unable to assist you. You need to stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days as per the latest government instruction.
If you become unwell during the 7 days and feel that you cannot cope with the symptoms, or you still feel unwell after the 7 days and require further medical advice, please click on the link below which will take you directly to the NHS 111 Coronavirus service online for further guidance and support.
NHS 111 Coronavirus/COVID-19
There will be significant changes to General Practice in the coming weeks/months to help deal with COVID-19 pandemic. We understand that these changes may seem difficult at first for patients, as well as the staff here at New Road, who are trying to implement these rapid changes as smoothly as possible for patients. We will update our website and telephone messages regularly as the situation changes.
We ask that you do not come to the surgery, until further notice, unless you have been asked to do so by a clinician.
-We will be suspending all online booking of appointments and all routine appointments will be book on the day only.
-We will be asking ALL patients to move to electronic prescriptions and you will be asked to nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent direct to.
-We are implementing alternative methods for you to speak with a clinician, instead of face to face in the first instance:
* you can call us to arrange a telephone consultation (how our current 'duty doctor' triage works)
* online consultation ... please click on the 'online consult' banner below to access this method of communicating with a clinician online
* video consultation- which may be more appropriate for some consultations
* The Surgery will be open bank holiday Friday 8th May from 8.30am - 18.30pm for telephone advise and video consultation.
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