COVID RESTRICTION UPDATE
Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.
From the 19TH JULY NOTHING WILL CHANGE AT THE SURGERY – patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear full PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people.
In terms of opening up, as many of you know, WE HAVE NEVER BEEN SHUT and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e- consult and by video), not discounting vaccinating 92% of the over 50’s population in 6 months. 💉
Davyhulme Medical Centre has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients and staff as we can.
We remain open for pre-booked appointments. We have a SECURE DOOR POLICY to ensure we are able to maintain social distancing and reduce cross infection of COVID-19. If you have been invited down to the practice, please attend reception who will make the clinician aware of your arrival. Please continue to contact us using AskmyGP to request an appointment with a GP, this will enable the phone lines to be clear for emergency contacts. If you would like an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses or HCA you can continue to ring the surgery as normal.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ASK MY GP IS A 48 HOUR RESPONSE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM AND IT IS THEREFORE NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE AN ADVANCE BOOKING TO SPEAK TO A GP. PLEASE MAKE A REQUEST ON THE DAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO A GP AND IN MOST CASES THE GP WILL CONTACT YOU ON THE SAME DAY OR THE FOLLOWING DAY IF WE ARE VERY BUSY.