We would like to say a huge thank you to our patients for the support you have given to the team at Binscombe Medical Centre during these unprecedented times.
We have been trying to reduce the number of people who enter the practice in order to keep our staff and patients safe and this has meant putting some changes in place.
All consultations are being held initially over the telephone. The majority of consultations can be completed quite successfully in this way, or via a video consultation which is also possible provided you have a smartphone. Where it is important that you are seen face to face in order to have an examination, the GP will talk to you about how this can be done and will make arrangements for this
We are asking patients who usually collect their paper prescription from reception to let us know which pharmacy they will be collecting their medication from. We can then set this up so your prescriptions are sent there electronically, meaning you can go straight to the pharmacy to pick up your medication without coming into the practice
We are very grateful for how supportive our patients have been of the measures we have put in place but we would also like to stress that we are available if you need us. If you are unwell or have any concerns you can still access your GP during our usual opening hours (although this will initially be over the phone or by video). Please call us on 01483 415 115 and a member of the reception team will be happy to assist you.