Granta Medical Practices - Village News December 2020

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Sandra East, Granta Medical Practices 

Coronavirus

 

We continue to work hard to keep our patients as safe as possible, along with our staff and our community.

 

Patient access continues to be by invitation only, following a prior telephone assessment. If the assessing clinician feels it is clinically necessary to see you, they will arrange for you to come in and see them.

 

Essential care, such as NHS immunisations, blood tests, smear tests, and mother and baby checks, continues to go ahead at selected sites. We carry out temperature checks on both staff and patients to minimise risk. Patients must wear a mask if entering any of our buildings.

 

Coronavirus information changes rapidly. For the very latest news and guidance, please go to www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ and www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Holiday Season Opening Times & Repeat Prescription Schedule

 

 

Day and date

Opening hours

 

Repeat prescription schedule

Wednesday 23rd December 2020

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 30th Dec

Thursday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 31st Dec

Friday 25th December (Christmas Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Sunday 27th December

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Tuesday 29th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 4th Jan

Wednesday 30th December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 5th Jan

Thursday 31st December

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Friday 1st January 2021 (Bank Holiday)

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Saturday 2nd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Sunday 3rd January 2021

Closed

Place order today, pick up 6th Jan

Monday 4th January 2021

Open as usual

Place order today, pick up 7th Jan

 

You can treat many minor illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home. Make sure you keep stocked up with health care essentials such as pain relief (paracetamol), cough and sore throat remedies, a first aid kit, upset stomach treatment, rehydration treatment and heartburn / indigestion treatment. Having these essentials at home will not only save you time, and help you feel better quicker, but will also help save the NHS much needed resources.

 

Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.

 

If you need urgent medical assistance when we are closed please use the NHS 111 service.

 

If you have an emergency that poses an immediate threat to life, please ring 999.

 

For further information on alternative services, please go to our website www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk

 

Repeat Prescriptions

 

Please make sure that you order your repeat prescriptions in a timely manner to ensure you are not without medication over the Christmas and New Year break.

 

We wish you all a healthy and peaceful holiday season.

 

Sandra East

Granta Communications

e. sandra.east@nhs.net

 

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

 

At the time of writing, we are about to embark on the mammoth task of vaccinating our 44,000 patients with the COVID-19 vaccinations. Please be assured that everyone will be vaccinated. 

 

However, please remember that we have to vaccinate in accordance with Public Health England’s priority list. Details of the priority list can be found on our website or at

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Due to the extreme demand for the vaccine around the country we may get deliveries at short notice, which means we may have to contact you at short notice.   

 

Please note that you will NEVER be asked for payment for a COVID-19 vaccination and any texts, phone calls, or letters requesting payment or bank details should be ignored.

 

Please continue to keep yourself and our community safe by adhering to national restrictions, social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene.

 

We would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding whilst you wait for your vaccine during this unprecedented time.

 

Sandra East

Granta Communications & Patient Liaison

 

T. 01223 627743

E. capccg.contact.gmp@nhs.net

W. www.grantamedicalpractices.co.uk