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Coronavirus Update 19th March 2020: Practice staffing has been affected by the impact of COVID-19; both self-isolation and the need to protect high risk members of staff. We will therefore only focus on urgent patient need.

 

It is important that patients work with us to protect the NHS, not just for unwell patients with COVID-19 but all other urgent conditions e.g. chronic heart conditions, cancer care.

  • DO think before ringing; We do not have the capacity to field minor queries for well patients.
  1. DO NOT use services unless absolutely necessary
  2. DO NOT request Med3s / reports / Holiday Cancellation Letters for COVID-19
  3. YOU MUST follow self-isolation/social distancing guidance
  4. DO use Electronic Prescribing Service to order NORMAL QUANTITIES of repeat medications
  5. DO be patient with all staff – everyone is doing their bit and working flat out

Your understanding at this difficult time for all of us is appreciated.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 16th March 2020: Due to the latest Government Coronavirus guidelines, from Monday 16th of March you will not be able to directly book an appointment to come in to see the doctor. Admin staff have been instructed to take details of why you feel an appointment is necessary and book a telephone call with the doctor. The doctor will then decide if you need to attend the surgery or if your problem can be dealt with over the phone. This is keep you and our staff safe.

Your understanding at this difficult time for all of us is appreciated.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 09th March 2020: Following guidance from NHS England and Public Health England - Please note that due to the Coronavirus outbreak online appointments are temporarily suspended until further notice. This is to allow practice staff to assess each patient before attending the surgery, this may mean staff ask questions when booking your appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience & thank you for your understanding at this time. Calow and Brimington Practice. 

 

 

Closure Dates

One Wednesday afternoon per month both surgeries will be closed from 12:30 for 'Quality Educational Study Time' (QUEST). This protected time is authorised and arranged by the local clinical commissioning group and provides practices with a small amount of protected time to concentrate on essential training and quality issues.

During the time the practice is closed, urgent problems are dealt with by Derbyshire Health United (DHU), our local out of hour’s service provider. Patients should telephone ‘111’ (this is a free call from both landlines and mobile phones) and DHU will assess your symptoms/conditions and direct you to the most appropriate point of care for your particular needs.

Closure Dates for 19/20

Forthcoming Quest dates:

2019

September 11th

October 09th

November 13th

December 11th

2020

January 08th

February 12th

March 11th

Bank Holiday Closing:

Wednesday December 25th 2019 - Christmas Day

Thursday December 26th 2019 - Boxing Day

Wednesday January 1st 2020 - New Years Day

 
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