General Practice has changed in the last months to help contain the spread of COVID-19, many of our usual practices have changed for the protection of our patients and healthcare workers. These changes have brought about the introduction of a number of new ways of managing our daily practices.
Screening of our patients both over the phone and on attendance is occurring to maintain the highest level of care we can offer in a safe environment. Patients requiring attendance to an appointment are still able to be offered a face to face consult and be assured that our surgery has been maintained as a safe environment.
Telehealth appointments are being offered for consultations this is appropriate for, this is to protect our vulnerable patients and reduce the number of people entering the surgery unnecessarily. Medicare have introduced several item numbers to make this bulk billed for the majority of patients. Flu Clinics are underway and we have already provided a large number of vaccinations to the most at risk patients in our community.
Duchess Medical Practice will continue to provide the same high level of care we always have, please keep up to date with changes both here on our website and Facebook page.