URGENT ~ GP PRACTICE UPDATE
In line with National Guidance ~ Upton Surgery and the two Pershore Practices are working together to provide the best care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that there will need to be one site where patients who may be at higher risk of COVID-19 should be assessed, this will be known as the ‘Red Site’.
This will generally be for patients who have fever or respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath). Patients who need seeing in person but who do not have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 will need to be seen at a different site to reduce the risk of cross infection, this will be known as the ‘Amber Site’.
Your usual doctors will continue to assess you, talk to you on the telephone and over video consultation if appropriate, but if you need to see a health professional, the following will apply:
From Monday 30th March 2020
Abbotswood Medical Centre will be the practice where patients with high risk respiratory problems will be seen.
All other patients with urgent problems will be seen at either Pershore Medical Practice or Upton Surgery.
Please be reassured that the staff working in both sites will have appropriate protective equipment. There are set safety protocols and strict cleaning schedules in place to protect patients and staff.
Please contact your surgery by phone if you need medical advice. NHS 111 online should continue to be your first point of contact for any concerns regarding COVID-19.
Pershore Medical Practice ~ PRESCRIPTIONS
In order to maintain continuity of service during this difficult time, you will not be able to collect prescriptions between the hours of 10am and 3pm. If you need to collect a prescription you will be able to do this between 8:30am to 10am and 3pm to 6:30pm. Many thanks for your understanding and support.
Abbotswood ~ PRESCRIPTIONS
A delivery service is being put into place for all prescriptions which are issued from Abbotswood.
We aim to provide as much information and links to services as possible – this information will be updated as often as we receive it
Wick Support With all the concerns and uncertainty about how the corvid 19 will impact us all, we started to think about practical measures that could be implemented in Wick to reduce the worries of being isolated when usual networks are unable to offer help. This may be with essential shopping, collecting prescriptions or any other thing that is causing you concern. (Any shopping can only be left at the door). We are willing to set this up and coordinate but will not be able to meet all needs alone if demand is great . If anyone feels they could help us with this please get in touch ( preferably by email or text message or the number below ). Wick is a great community and I’m sure we can pull together to ensure no one is left in need. If you have a medical emergency call 999 or 111 If you require help please use your normal support network in the first instance. If that is no longer an option then call or message and we will do our best to help . wickhelp@ gmail.com or 07496229099 Between 09.00 and 20.00 Clair Meikle-Taylor & Lynn Thompson