Coronavirus: new lockdown rules

As of 5th January 2021, England is now in the highest tier for covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Alongside the other Coronavirus-related FAQs below, the Advice section will direct you to the latest government rules about what you can and cannot do.

Coronavirus. Don't accidentally spread it. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don't have any symptoms, but can still pass it on. Stay at home - Protect the NHS - Save lives.
Coronavirus. Don’t accidentally spread it. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 don’t have any symptoms, but can still pass it on. Stay at home – Protect the NHS – Save lives.

Coronavirus FAQs

Doctors Surgeries

Unpaid carers have now been recognised on the priority list for vaccination under priority 6 – Persons aged 16-64 years with underlying health conditions. Carers in receipt of carer allowance or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, whose welfare is at risk if the carer becomes unwell, will be offered a vaccination.

We urge all unpaid carers to advise their GP practices that they are providing a caring role. This makes it easier for the practice to offer practical things to unpaid carers such as vaccinations and health checks

This information is from Prescott Surgery.

The surgery is open for the collection of medication. To help us to manage social distancing in our building please follow the one way system that we have put in place. If you are unable to come and collect your medication  we have set up medication collection points as follows:

Ruyton – Wednesday and Friday at 2.00 pm outside the flower shop

Nesscliffe – Thursday at 1.00 pm in the Village Hall car park

Bomere Heath – Friday at 11:30 am in the Village Hall car park

In order to comply with the Government guidance regarding social gatherings, patients attending the collection points MUST attend on their own or only with someone in your social ‘bubble’ and MUST form a queue maintaining a safe from the nearest person.

Please order your medication by phone (24 hour answerphone) or on line remembering that we need 2 working days in which to prepare your medication. Please state clearly if you wish your medication to be taken to one of the collection points or whether you will be collecting from the surgery. NHS England have instructed all GP surgeries not to issue more than one months’ supply to ensure that there are no drug shortages.

If you pay for your medication our preferred method of payment is by contactless card. Payment can be taken over the telephone.

For the very latest visit the Prescott Surgery website

Here are the arrangement for Prescott Surgery

ALL GP appointments are being booked as telephone calls in the first instance. The GP will either consult with you over the phone or via a video link. In exceptional circumstances, the GP may invite you to the surgery for a face to face consultation. If you are invited to come in and see a GP or Nurse please follow the instructions that they give you. You may wish to remain in the car until the GP or Nurse is ready to see you. In this case please phone reception on arrival (01939 260210) to advise us that you are here and remain in the car until invited to enter the building.

Nurse Appointments

We are providing dressings to patients who require them and will only invite you for a face to face appointment if you are not self-sufficient i.e. unable to apply the dressing yourself or unable to ask a family member to apply the dressing. We will NOT be undertaking the following with immediate effect:

Ear Irrigation; Health Checks: Travel Immunisation; Weight Management.

Blood Tests

We will continue to provide blood tests for the following:

INR monitoring; DMARDs monitoring; Cancer Drug monitoring.

We are now also providing routine blood tests if requested by a GP as part of a review or following a consultation.

We will require you to announce you arrival by phoning reception (01939 260210) and remain in the car until invited to enter the building and you will have your temperature taken before you enter the consulting room..

For the very latest visit the Prescott Surgery website

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