Message from Dr Glen Allaway 23.04.2020
The Coronavirus Crisis is likely to persist for some considerable time. We are worried that because of the focus on the Coronavirus, patients are not coming forward with other problems they might have and are anxious about the monitoring of their other long-term medical conditions and medication.
We know that nationally, harm has already come to patients because of this. I would like to reassure you that we have altered the way we do things at the surgery as much as we possibly can to avoid face to face contact. Inevitably some things will require you to come to the surgery e.g. for blood tests and some consultations. We are only doing tests which really need to be done and we always wear full Protective Equipment to protect both you and us with EVERY patient contact face to face.
I understand many of you are anxious about this, but let me reassure you that the Health Centre is set up in a way to keep you safe, and to keep risks to yourselves and our staff to an absolute minimum. Therefore, I would strongly encourage you, when asked, to have the appropriate tests done at the surgery and if necessary attend face to face appointments. To delay could potentially put you at increased avoidable risk.
Additionally, if you have medical issues for which you would normally ask our help, PLEASE CONTACT US – don’t just leave it. We are here to help and we are “open for business” for all of your health needs !
Dr Glen Allaway – Senior Partner Lyn Health
***** Practice Update 19.03.2020 *****
We know a lot of people are understandably very worried about the evolving Coronavirus Situation and its impact not only on health but our daily lives.
We would like to reassure you that the team at Lynton Health Centre, along with our colleagues in the North Devon Coastal Primary Care Network (Ilfracombe, Braunton and South Molton) are committed to continuing to provide safe, high quality medical care to you all.
In order to maintain this continuity of service and in line with the current directive from NHS England we have to change the way we work.
As from MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 we will be reducing the number of face to face appointments and moving over to E-CONSULT (click on the image at the top of this page) and telephone appointments.
Please do not visit the Health Centre unless you have been advised to attend by the GP, Nurse or Patient Services Team. Prescriptions can be posted in the box outside the front door or ordered online.
Nursing appointments will also be reduced and limited to those essential for patients health.
There are tough times ahead but by pulling together we will get through it.
Thank you for your cooperation.
For coronavirus related queries please visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
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