Apsley Update on COVID19
The surgery is open over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and we will continue to operate telephone and video consultations for all patients that request one. If a patient needs to be seen they will still receive a phone call first and the GP /Nurse Practitioner will assess the patients on an individual basis.
We are still operating immunisation clinics with the practice nurse as we feel that not immunising babies is more of a concern than vaccinating them. We are staggering our appointments to ensure that we have plenty of time to clean down the rooms between patients and to stop the cross over of patients in the waiting room. With this in mind we would ask that one parent brings the child for immunisation or if you are receiving B12, Depo prevera or zoladex that you attend by yourself where possible.
We are emailing sick notes to patients so please ensure that we have all of your current details.
If you don't have a nominated pharmacy for your medication to be sent to we will be contacting you to ensure that you have one assigned to your notes. This is to minimise the footfall and the traffic in the practice and allows the pharmacy to get ready for you.
We hope that you have had a nice, albeit strange Easter and have eaten far too much chocolate like we have!
Public Health England guidance from 31st January suggestions that anyone who has been to Wuhan, China in the past 14 days needs to stay indoors and avoid contact with others. They must call 111 for advice.
Primary Care Network (PCN)
Primary Care Networks are forming and setting up in your local area. Apsley is the lead Practice for our PCN (Hip C). The Practices we are working with are:
- Cobridge Surgery
- Furlong Medical Practice
- Lucie Wedgewood Health Centre
- Snow Hill Medical Centre
- Tunstall Primary Care