Have you been to a affected place in the last 14 days
had contact with somebody with Coroavirus
do you have any of these symptoms?
COUGH / FEVER / SHORTNESS OF BREATH
If yes, to protect yourself and others please go home and call NHS 111 for expert advice.
DO NOT ENTER PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY
Find out more at nhs.uk/coronavirus
Face masks / Facial coverings
Face masks / Facial coverings are now Mandatory in most public areas. We understand some patients will be anxious about wearing a mask especially if you have breathing difficulties.
Practices are reporting increases in requests from patients for letters of exemption to wearing face masks in various public settings.
In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020.
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver).
Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Some transport providers are providing evidence of exemptions themselves, see for example this information from First Bus and Arriva.
Repeat prescription requests will be processed by the NHS Prescription Ordering Direct Service and the practice will no longer take requests for repeat prescriptions from your pharmacy. You will need to phone the POD service on 0300 131 1100 to order your medicines instead of phoning or visiting your pharmacy to make an order. The POD will arrange for your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice and dispensed as normal. This is a pilot service being run by DGS & Swale CCG’s for 12 months, alongside other GP Practices. This will help to deliver improved care to patients and reduce medicines waste. The CCG, on behalf of the practice, will process your personal data (with your consent) in order to review and manage your repeat prescription.”
We are now offering telephone consultations only from 8am-12am daily to speak to a GP/Nurse/Paramedic Practitioner
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The practice will be closed for the following dates in 2019 for Training and cover will be provided by phoning NHS 111 from 1pm.
11th March 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)
23rd April 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning times)
20thMay 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)
23rd June 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)
22nd July 1300-1830 - IN HOUSE TRAINING
29th September 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)
22nd October 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)
19th November 1300-1830 PLT (protected learning time)
9th December 1300-1830 PLT ( protected learning time)
OUR NEXT PPG MEETING IS ON 27th April 2020 AT PILGRIMS WAY SURGERY AT 6.30pm SO ALL PATIENTS ARE WELCOME