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Barley Parish Council - upcoming meetings update

During the Covid 19 crisis Barley Parish Council public meetings will be cancelled in April and May

 

Business will continue and actions and decisions taken during the month will be published as minutes on this website.

 

The Annual Village meeting will also be cancelled. 

 

The position regarding face to face meetings will be reviewed in June.

 

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Police Rural Newsletter - March 2020

How to protect your vehicle from catalytic converter theft, mobile phone campaign and the latest local crime information from Hertfordshire Constabulary. 

 
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Coronavirus update from Granta Medical Practices

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

 

Unfortunately the number of people affected by the coronavirus causing Covid-19 is increasing rapidly and this new virus is taking a foothold within our community.

 

At Granta Medical Practices we have a dedicated Covid emergency team who are meeting daily to discuss how we can continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.

 

As a practice we are fortunate in having both multiple sites and a large team of people, including those with experience of managing this sort of situation.  This gives us options for delivery of care that are not open to many practices during any epidemic. 

 

Up to date information:

At a national level the Public Health England website

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england and NHS UK website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ provide up to date information about the national situation and plans, and health advice.

 

At Granta we will be keeping our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk updated regularly to reflect the local situation and our actions at Granta, along with our social media accounts.  We may also use SMS messaging to mobile phones to communicate any urgent messages.   Please let us know if you have changed your mobile number or have one that you haven’t yet told us about.

Prioritisation:

The current evidence is that for the vast majority of the population the Covid-19 virus is a mild illness which can be safely managed at home with rest, paracetamol and fluids just like a normal flu-like illness.  However, for those with significant other medical problems and for the elderly it can be more serious. 

 

With this in mind we have postponed all face to face GP appointments and some routine nurse appointments. This is for both our patient’s safety and the safety of our staff. Instead we are now offering an enhanced telephone service and also a non-urgent dedicated email address, capccg.covid19.gmp@nhs.net, 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We are working hard to make sure that those who are housebound will continue to receive their medications.

 

As a community we can help each other - both by following the advice given and by helping look after those who may need help within our communities. If you are able to volunteer to help out in your immediate area, please email your details to granta.socialnavigator@nhs.net

 

Practical advice:

First and foremost is the need to wash your hands on a regular basis - warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.   This alone will help slow down the spread of the virus and help protect you, your family and our community. 

 

Dr James Morrow, Managing Partner

16th March 2020

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Granta Medical Practices - March news

Staff News

 

It is with regret that we inform our patients that Dr Mig Arbide and Dr Chris Schramm will be leaving us in March.  Both doctors have dedicated over 20 years to the Linton practice and Shelford practice respectively and will be greatly missed. 

 

Dr Abide and Dr Schramm’s patients have been assigned new registered GPs, and we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our patients that they can access care from any of our clinical team within Granta, irrespective of their registered GP.

 

Dr Schramm and Dr Arbide have asked us to share these announcements with you:-

 

A message from Dr Chris Schramm (Shelford site) who is leaving on 2nd March 2020:-

 

“After 20 intense and often satisfying years I have decided to move on to a new challenge.  During 2020 I will be working at the national winner of the “RCGP Research Practice of the Year 2019" award, which is out of Cambridge.  I am also taking on a role with the regional NHS Research network.  I am deeply indebted to my Shelford colleagues, staff and numerous patients, all of whom have taught me many things which generally are not in books and who have, thereby, enriched my life.”

 

A message from Dr Mig Arbide (Linton site) who is leaving on 23rd March 2020:-

 

“I am immensely grateful to have had the opportunity to serve my patients for the best part of twenty years. I have enjoyed the privilege of their trust, built through respect, dedication, and stability.

 

I am fortunate to continue offering my time, experience and knowledge to patients in the prison service.  I will also continue to practice in my areas of clinical specialist skill and interest: enhanced minor surgery, vasectomy services, sports medicals and dermatology.”

 

  

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Police Rural Newsletter - December

Christmas crime prevention advice - at home and out and about - and your chance to have your say on local policing. Read December's rural newsletter from the Hertfordshire Constabulary for more. 


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Successful deep clean of Church End and the High Street
Now that the deep clean has been successfully carried out in Church End and the High Street, Barley Parish Council and the NHDC street cleaning team want to thank everyone for their cooperation during the exercise. Particular thanks must go to the residents who had the inconvenience of moving their cars. The results, though, look really good and the exercise was a great example of teams working together to improve our village environment. Thank you everyone.