Granta Medical Practices cancel routine face-to-face appointments over coronavirus
A group of GP surgeries have cancelled all routine face-to-face appointments “due to the unprecedented coronavirus national emergency”.
Granta Medical Practices, which run Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, and Shelford Medical Practice in Great Shelford, made the announcement following yesterday’s Government announcement.
A statement on their website says: “We are cancelling all routine face to face appointments
“Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented coronavirus national emergency and following the latest government advice we are cancelling all routine face-to-face appointments. This is for the safety of both our patents and our staff. Instead we are offering an enhanced telephone service from clinicians.
“If you would like to receive a phone call please ring 0300 234 5555 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or alternatively you can contact us with non-urgent queries via email on email@example.com.”
The statement confirms that the surgeries will still see patients where it is clinically essential, after they have done a remote assessment.
It continues: “We are working to keep all of our patients as safe as we can. This means ‘remote by default’ including phone and email contact.
“The dispensing of repeat medications will continue as usual.
“Thank you for your understanding.”