CORONAVIRUS: Another Salisbury GP practice makes changes

CORONAVIRUS: Another Salisbury GP practice makes changes

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 7:36pm 15th March 2020. (Updated at 8:18pm 15th March 2020)

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Salisbury Medical Practice is the latest to announce changes in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has announced from tomorrow (16th March) all booked face to face appointments will be screened in advance.

In a text message issued this evening to patients it explains this will be done via text message or a telephone call "to minimise the spread of infection within patients and staff."

It will apply not just to GP appointments but to those with a nurse, health care assistant or for a blood test.

The move is being introduced at all four branches: 

  • Fountain House on Fountain Way
  • Bemerton Heath Surgery
  • Bishopdown Surgery
  • Wilton Health Centre

The GP practice stresses patients who already have booked appointments from this date will be contacted directly.

The move is part of steps to help reduce the potential spread of coronavirus across the country.

Details on the Salisbury Medical Practice website warns patients to expect additional questions.

"You may find our Reception Team asking specific questions and reasons for your appointment. This is not to be intrusive but to help identify potential cases that need to be flagged to a GP."

Earlier today Downton Surgery announced it would reducing "face to face" appointments.

 

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