Face to face appointments
On the 14th September 2020 the Government made a statement around face to face consultations at your GP Surgery. The communication has led to a misunderstanding, in implying that GP Practices have not been offering face to face appointments.
Throughout the pandemic GP Surgeries have remained open. The way in which consultations have been undertaken has changed, to protect the GP staff and other patients who need to attend the Surgery. GP Surgeries have adopted telephone, e-consultations and video consultations to provide remote consultations. Where necessary, if technology has not provided a resolution GP Surgeries have invited patients to the Practice to further assess their condition in a COVID safe environment.
Our local LMC has issued an official statement which can be found here.
If you feel that you need to be seen, the process remains the same - ring the surgery to request an appointment. If you feel you need to be seen urgently, ring in the morning (we open at 8 am). The GP will first and foremost try to assess and manage your condition via telephone. After assessing the situation, if the GP feels you need to be seen, they will arrange for you to come in.