The number of people affected by the coronavirus causing Covid-19 is increasing. At Granta Medical Practices we continue to work hard to keep our patients as safe as possible, along with our staff and our community.
Our dedicated Covid-19 emergency team continues to meet twice daily to discuss how we can continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.
It is clear that the safest thing for most patients is to stay at home. Coming to any healthcare facility exposes people to risk. Unless there is an overwhelming need for face-to-face interaction then we will manage medical care remotely.
Patient access to any Granta site will now be by invitation only following a prior telephone assessment.
Essential care, such as baby immunisations and mother and baby checks will still go ahead, but these will be at selected sites only. We will be carrying out temperature checks on both staff and patients to try and minimise risk.
Our enhanced telephone service is running well, as is the non-urgent dedicated email address, email@example.com. These services are currently available 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. When sending an email please include your full name, date of birth and address as points of reference, and please make your message clear and concise. We continue to work hard to make sure that those who are housebound will continue to receive their medications.
The dispensing of repeat medications continues as usual, via our new dedicated pharmacy hatches/doors.