It is vital that during this pandemic that our patients understand that they should still continue to seek medical attention for conditions and illnesses unrelated to the virus and in an emergency, that they call 999 for help.
We are increasingly concerned that patients are risking their health and even their lives by not seeing a GP, going to A&E or dialling 999 when they develop symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath, because they do not want to risk contracting coronavirus or add to NHS burden.
There is also increasing concern throughout the NHS that some people, particularly parents of young children, might not be seeking medical help when they probably need it for fear of contracting Covid-19. However, we want to impress upon you the message that if you feel you require help – please contact us – we are here for you.
Due to the expansion of our telephone and video consultations we encourage patients who are ill with non-Covid ailments to seek help from us through these means rather than avoiding contacting us all together. Our video consultations utilise a simple system which can even be done through your phone. Alternatively if you should need to attend the Practice, for whatever reason, we would like to assure you that we will do whatever we can to keep you as safe as possible while you access care.
We are also constantly updating our website, adding new links, guidance and information for you to view and use. Please bookmark/favourite our website so you can stay up to date with all our latest news.
Finally, whilst we all appreciate the sacrifices everyone is making at this present time please do not worry that you are adding pressure to the NHS during this period of crisis, you should not risk your own or your family’s health for any reason.
We’re in this together, so let’s help each other stay well and stay safe.