We have seen a sharp rise in positive Covid-19 PCR tests in our patients, as well as a marked increase in staff needing to isolate or not having childcare so being unable to work.
We have taken the decision as of 12th July 2021 to cease booking routine GP appointments in the practice (although Hub appointments are still available to be prebooked), as well as limit prebookable nurse appointments.
This doesn't mean we have less capacity, it just means we won't be able to offer as much in advance as we have been.
We have taken this decision as cancelling and rearranging is extremely disruptive for patients and the Practice. We will reassess this as we see rates drop again.
If you need to see a GP and you think it is urgent, your best option is to use eConsult. If you cannot use eConsult, please call us. We will offer you an appointment in the hub where appropriate, or an on day appointment. We will have limited on day capacity, so we will ask patients to call back when we are full for the day. If you feel you are seriously unwell and cannot wait until the next day, please let the receptionist know.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience, and thank you for your support.
Published: Jul 12, 2021