Important Information Regarding Flu Jabs 2020/21
Due to COVID-19, we are going to have to do things a little differently this year, to ensure both the safety of patients and our staff. Due to the availability of vaccines, we will be booking patients into different clinics depending on their age or risk factor. To maintain social distancing, we will be limiting the number of people in the building at anyone time, and asking people to follow some simple guidelines when they are here for their appointment. Saturday clinics will only be suitable for those patients that are mobile and can manage a few steps. You may be asked to book an alternative appointment if the Saturday clinics aren't suitable for you. There will be more information given to you by the reception team at the time of booking, and further information will be available on the website in due course.
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Important info re Face Coverings
From 24th July 2020 it will be compulsory for people to wear face coverings when entering shops and other enclosed environments. For more information about this or to see if you are exempt from wearing a mask, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus - General Advice page which you will find the link to at the bottom of this page.
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Rescue Medications during the Pandemic
We have been made aware of a post being circulated on Facebook that states GP’s will prescribe rescue medications for ALL patients with Asthma & COPD. Unfortunately this is not the case!
Rescue medications are only suitable for a limited number of patients based on clinical indication. If someone's asthma is bad enough to consider steroids it is essential they are assessed by a healthcare professional.
If we were to issue these medications to patients who do not need them it would cause mass shortages for those that do need them.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
How to get a sick note during the pandemic
If you are having to stay at home for 7/14 days due to Coronavirus, because either you or someone you live with has the symptoms detailed on the NHS 111 website, and you need a note for your employer, please go to the following link:https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please do not ask your GP surgery for a sick note for self-isolation. Thank you for your continued help and support.
Struggling to get an appointment?
If you read the Grantham Journal that you may well have seen the well-documented article recently on how GP surgeries are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit doctors and the problems this is causing for patients. We are no exception. 2 GP's have left us over the past 2 years through retirement and relocation, and despite our best efforts and extensive advertising, we have been unable to find suitable replacements. This will mean that you are likely to have to wait longer than you would like to see a doctor for a routine appointment. You may have to wait 2-3 weeks, perhaps longer if you choose to see a specific GP. We will continue to have an emergency doctor available on a daily basis.
We have invested heavily in training for our nursing department and now have a team of specially trained Minor Ailment/Illness Nurses, who are able to see, treat and prescribe medication for a variety of infections and other minor conditions.
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