Appointments available say GPs alongside other options - The Worcester Observer

Appointments available say GPs alongside other options

Ross Crawford 23rd Sep, 2020   0

LOCAL doctors are saying face-to-face appointments are available to all patients – but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what is most appropriate for you.

That’s the message from GPs who also emphasise that going down the online and telephone route can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare for patients.

However they say if you would prefer to see a GP or healthcare professional in person then this will be arranged for you.

Dr Mike Hearne said: “All practices are offering varied types of appointments, including face to face appointments, but we ask that you ring your practice first.

“That way we can discuss with you the best option depending on your condition or circumstances that will keep you and our staff safe.

“This might be a telephone or virtual consultation using video or online technology to advise and treat patients who do not require a face to face appointment.

“If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering.

Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.”

Call NHS 111 or go online to seek advice • Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, book appointments and check your symptoms


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