COVID-19 Highest Risk Patients
Last week, NHS England identified UK patients who fall into a highest risk category for coronavirus. These patients have now been contacted by NHS England by letter or text and advised to follow strict isolation for 12 weeks.
If you feel you should fall into this category and haven't received a letter please either:
1) visit our website and complete an eConsult OR if you havent access to the internet
2) please call the surgery on 0151 228 9101 and request a telephone consultation
This query will then be reviewed by a clinician and assessed with the guidelines. You will then receive a letter to confirm if you need to follow the 12 week isolation recommendation.
Please note that we have been issuing many letters to patients who haven't been identified from their medical records, as belonging to the highest risk category. These letters help our vulnerable patients receive the support they require so that they can be appropriately shielded. To reduce any potential risk, we are posting these letters to your home address.
Information Regarding Test Results
If you are chasing up results for any tests or investigations ie. x-ray or blood results that have not been requested by the surgery then please do not ring the surgery for the results. Please get in touch with the department or location that initially requested them.
Did you know you can now use the Electronic Prescription Service?
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
For more information call the surgery or view the following link:
Electronic Prescription Service