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 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The latest guidance from the Government has changed.

If you have either:

  1. A raised temperature or fever and/ or
  2. A new continuous cough

And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities

 You must call 111 and speak to a nurse

(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)

 You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)

 To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital

 

There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-

 

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

 NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do. 

GP SURGERIES CANNOT TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS OR REFER YOU TO A TESTING CENTRE. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM: nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Are you eligible for a FLU Vaccine but not yet made an appointment?  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

GREAT NEWS - CQC Report - Marked the practice GOOD in all areas!

EDUCATION & TRAINING SHUTDOWN - Dates to be confirmed

Please note: Our dispensaries will be closed from 12 noon when there is an Education & Training Shutdown.

OUT-OF-HOURS                     
If you require urgent medical assistance, which is not life threatening but cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please dial 111.  Calls to the NHS111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  For a life threatening medical emergency dial 999.

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP                                 
We need some volunteers to join our Patient Participation Group to help us to ensure that we are providing the services you need from us. We would like to be able to contact patients to ask them questions about the surgery. If you can spare a little time please complete the form below or ask for one from reception.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Dita Fridrichova has joined the practice covering Dr Lindford's maternity leave.

We are pleased to announce that we now have two registrars, two physiotherapists and two paramedic practitioners working with us at the practice

Dr Arham Munawar (f) - new GP Registrar and will be with the surgery until February 2021.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - Our GP Registrar and will be with the surgery for the eighteen months until August 2020

Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.

Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics 

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PLEASE NOTE FROM MONDAY 30TH MARCH GREAT CHESTERFORD WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 8 AM - UNTIL 1PM.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

The latest guidance from the Government has changed.

If you have either:

  •                  A raised temperature or fever and/ or
  •                  A new continuous cough

And you are so ill that you've stopped doing your usual daily activities

 You must call 111 and speak to a nurse

(The phone will be very busy but you need to wait to speak to someone)

 

You need to stay away from other people until you have spoken to 111 (self-isolate)

 To protect others DO NOT GO to a GP, pharmacy or hospital

 There is more advice about self-isolation on the Government’s website:-

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-

 19/self-isolation-advice/

 NHS 111 also has an interactive online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what you need to do.

GP SURGERIES CANNOT TEST FOR CORONAVIRUS OR REFER YOU TO A TESTING CENTRE. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE FROM:            nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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As of 20.1.2020 the telephone number for Crocus Medical Practice will be 01799 522327 only

(01799 530228 & 01799 524224 will be phased out)

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CROCUS MEDICAL PRACTICE

IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

 

  •  OUR RECEPTION TEAM WILL TRY TO NAVIGATE YOU TO THE MOST APPROPRIATE CLINICIAN TO MEET YOUR NEEDS. THIS MIGHT NOT ALWAYS BE WITH A GP; BUT IT COULD BE WITH A PHYSIO, NURSE PRACTITIONER, OR OUR NEW EXPERIENCED EMERGENCY PRACTITIONERS. ALL OF WHOM ARE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A GP.

 

  • WHEN YOU CONTACT THE SURGERY YOU WILL SPEAK TO A RECEPTIONIST WHO WILL TREAT YOUR CALL WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF CONFIDENTIALITY AS OUR CLINICIANS.

 

  • AT THE DOCTORS REQUEST YOU WILL BE ASKED A FEW QUESTIONS WHY YOU NEED AN APPOINTMENT.

 

  • THIS IS SO THE RECEPTIONISTS CAN NAVIGATE YOU TO THE CORRECT CLINICAL HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL.

 

  • IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE UNABLE TO PASS ON ANY INFORMATION PLEASE TELL THE RECEPTIONISTS IT IS PERSONAL.

 

  • WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO HAVE A DOCTOR TRIAGING APPOINTMENTS.

 

  • IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE SPEAK TO THE RECEPTION TEAM WHO WILL PASS ON ANY CONCERNS OR COMMENTS. 

  • IT IS A CHALLENGING TIME IN PRIMARY CARE AND THE PRACTICE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED COOPERATION AND SUPPORT.

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We were pleased to welcome Dr Dita Fridrichlova is join the practice to cover Dr Lindford's maternity leave.

We are pleased to announce that we now have two Registrars, a Physiotherapist, two Paramedic Practitioners and a Dietician working with us at the practice

Dr Arham Munawar (f) - GP Registrar and will be with the surgery until August 2020.

Dr Gohar Saeed (f) - GP registrar who will be with the surgery until August 2020

Physiotherapist, Alex Newton holds weekly clinics - please contact reception for an appointment.

Paramedic - Vicky Bryning - is working with us doing home visits.

Paramedic Practitioners - Abigail Merrell & David Binns are now working with the surgery doing home visits and supporting the doctors with frailty clinics 

Due to new regulations, the dispensary will be closed at both surgeries between 1 - 2pm each day.  On the dates of the Educational Shutdowns the dispensary will close at 12 noon.

We now operate a texting service, texts are sent to patients reminding them about their booked appointments - one week before and 24hours before their actual appointment.  Patients will have the option to cancel the appointment if they no longer require it.  We hope that this service will help to reduce our number of DNA appointments.

Please let us know if you have moved; have a new contact number or email address

We will now be reviewing all long term conditions in your birthday month. Please book an appointment to review your condition and medication in your birthday month.

If you supply us with a landline or mobile telephone number, we will, unless you advise us not to, use it to contact you. This could also include via a text message or voice message to you reminding you about appointments.

 

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