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Chulmeigh Dispensary Opening Hours from 23.3.20

Due to staff shortages and increased medication requests, the dispensary opening hours for the collection of prescriptions at our Chulmleigh site will reduce to:

Monday to Friday - 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm.

This will help the staff to work through the high volume of incoming medication requests and queries.

Dispensary Update - 26/03/2020 15.30

Medication Supply Issues

Our medication suppliers are experiencing on-going staff shortages which have impacted on our medicine deliveries. Currently only partial orders are arriving.

The practice would like to encourage those patients who do not take advantage of our monthly ordering system to use this, and order their next month’s supply at the time they collect their medication, we will then arrange a collection date in 28 day’s time for you. This enables the dispensing team to order your medication in advance; allowing the supplier’s adequate time to fulfil our order during this time.

 We thank you for your support and understanding

Coronavirus COVID-19 Advice

Check online at gov.uk and at nhs.uk for advice on the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.

 

Update to all patients – Coronavirus

Following the Governments announcement the practice would like to confirm the surgery opening times remain as normal, access to the surgery will be provided for pre-booked appointments only and a collection facility for prescriptions will be provided at each site.

  • To gain access for pre-booked appointments at Wallingbrook or Winkleigh Surgery, please knock on the door. Patients will not gain entry unless a pre-booked appointment has been made.
  • To collect a prescription at Wallingbrook or Winkleigh Surgery, please knock on the door and wait for a member of the team to assist.
  • To organise an appointment, please access wallingbrook.co.uk and complete an eConsult or telephone the surgery on 01769 580295

 

These measures have been taken to protect the patients and staff in an attempt to maintain services delivered to our community.

Thank you for your understanding.

Patient Message - 17/03/2020 17.38pm

The practice is receiving high volumes of calls from patients requesting advice on whether they should attend work; please could we kindly ask that patients, in the first instance, check nhs.uk https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for continually updated advice. 

Your support is very much appreciated.

Consult with you GP online using eConsult

eConsult is a platform that Wallingbrook Health Group provides to allow patients to consult with their own NHS GP simply by completing a quick online form. It helps our GPs to deliver better access to our registered NHS patients by providing a round-the-clock portal where patients can enter their symptoms and receive instant self-help advice, together with signposting to NHS 111, pharmacies and other healthcare services.

Click here to start your consultation or here for further information about the service.

 

 

Patients who live outside of the practice areaPractice area

New arrangements introduced from January 2015 give people greater choice when choosing a GP practice. Patients may approach any GP practice, even if they live outside the practice area, to see if they will be accepted on to the patient list.

GP practices have always had the ability to accept patients who live outside their practice area. Regardless of distance from the practice, the practice would still provide a home visit if clinically necessary.

The new arrangements mean GP practices now have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits.

Out of area registration (with or without home visits) is voluntary for GP practices meaning patients may be refused because they live out of area.

If your application is considered the GP practice will only register you without home visits if it is clinically appropriate and practical in your individual case. To do this we may:

  • Ask you or the practice you are currently registered with questions about your heath to help decide whether to register you in this way
  • Ask you questions about why it is practical for you to attend this practice (for example, how many days during the week you would normally be able to attend)

If accepted, you will attend the practice and receive the full range of services provided as normal at the surgery. If you have an urgent care need and the surgery cannot help you at home we may ask you to call NHS 111 and they will put you in touch with a local service (this may be a face to face appointment with a local healthcare professional or a home visit where necessary).

We may decide that it is not in your best interests or practical for you to be registered in this way. In these circumstances we may offer you registration with home visits, for example if you live just outside the practice area or we may not register you and advise you should seek to register (or remain registered) with a more local practice.

If accepted but your health needs change we may review your registration to see if it would be more appropriate for you to be registered with a GP practice closer to your home.

This new arrangement only applies to GP practices and patients who live in England. For further information please visit the NHS Choices website.

 
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