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Important Notice

 

Please click on Covid Vaccination tab on the right hand side of this page for more information

 

We are sorry to inform you that we are unable to maintain the current opening hours for the dispensary. From next week w/c 29th June the dispensary will be closed in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm. We hope to be back to normal opening hours in the next few months and will of course let you know with regular updates.

You can now enter the building to collect your medication on a strict 1 in 1 out basis and observing social distancing whilst queueing. Please would you wear a face covering when coming to the practice for medication or an appointment.

This month we are introducing eConsult which will help protect patients and staff. By using this new online service available 24:7 on this website you will be able to contact a GP and get a response within 24 hours. There is a short video explaining the service and you will be surprised what is available and how easy it is to use. Simply use eConsult and avoid the queue.

 

Thank you for your understanding and patience over the past few of months.

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the advice on Coronavirus is changing daily, please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 for the latest guidance.  Please refer to self isolation advice on www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

In order to promote patient and staff safety we will be increasing our telephone triage service. All appointments will be triaged by a GP before a patient is seen face to face. The reception team will ask the nature of the problem (ask about Coronavirus symptoms) and book a telephone call with the duty doctor who will call you back. The online appointment booking process for appointments is temporarily suspended.

 

All medication reviews will be cancelled or maybe discussed by a GP on the telephone.

 

All chronic care reviews e.g. annual diabetes check, asthma reviews, NHS Health Checks will be cancelled for the foreseeable future.

There will be no appointments at our branch surgeries until further notice.

 

All pregnant women who are well should attend for their care as normal. If you are pregnant and have symptoms of possible Covid-19 infection, you should call to defer routine visits until after the isolation period is over. 

 

These are unprecedented times and we are following national guidance to keep you, our patients and staff as safe and well as possible.

Latest News

DOWN AT THE DOCTORS

DECEMBER 2020

 

Following our 5 flu immunisation sessions at Little Hadham village hall, we have vaccinated 1,325 patients, breaking all records of jabs done by mid-November. Special thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers from the PPG; Kay & Bob Kerr, Jan Williamson and Hugh Labram, who gave up their Saturday mornings for the cause. Thanks also to Kathryn Marriott and all of our nursing team; Cheryl Sampson, Carmel Naughton and Sheryl Moody. Covid here we come!!!???

 

I have two bits of news regarding staff. From 1st January 2021 we welcome Dr Natalie Jennings as a new partner. Natalie has worked here as a salaried GP for a number of years and has now been promoted to the dizzying heights of partnership! We also welcome a new member of the reception team, namely Charlie Parker (minus the Saxophone!) who has integrated extremely well already.

 

We have a new phone system which will direct you to the right service you require and, hopefully, make things easier for both patients and staff (recently there were over 500 incoming calls on some days, which equates almost to a call per minute!) The new system will also remind patients of our e-consult service for non-urgent problems which allows you to add photographs of moles, rashes etc. If you use this service, a response will be sent by the end of the next working day, usually sooner. Feedback so far has been very positive.

 

Finally, I would like to express our good wishes to all for the imminent festive season, whatever it may bring in these difficult times.

 

Be sensible and stay safe

 

Dr Paul Haimes

 

 

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