The surgery is working hard to provide a safe service for all our patients. To do this, the safety of our staff is paramount. Without them, we cannot stay open.
We therefore have the following measures in place:
Conducting a risk assessment to ensure safety is maintained for all. The results of this are displayed on the waiting room window - visible from the car park.
Protective equipment provided to all staff including gloves, masks, aprons and scrubs.
Enforcing stringent hygiene practices including hand-washing, wipes for hard surfaces, dedicated crockery etc.
Providing dedicated emollients for each member of staff to protect their hands after hand-washing.
Allowing home working for all staff who may be in a high risk category and/or cannot come to work for other reasons.
Operating, as far as possible, the 2m rule while dealing with patients.
Minimising contact between patients and staff by cancelling all non-urgent appointments.
Operating an system for patients collecting medication during certain times only.
Using volunteers to help reduce footfall at the surgery by delivering medications to vulnerable patients.
Liaising with neighbouring practices, the wider NHS groups and community and volunteer sectors to implement future planning.
DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS A FEVER, LOSS OR CHANGE TO SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL AND/OR NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH - PLEASE RING US INSTEAD