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Practice Newsletter 1st August 2020 Posted on 13 Aug 2020

Practice News

This is our opportunity to update you whilst we are all socially distancing due to COVID19.

First of all we would like to thank you all for your support, especially during lock down and for sticking to the new rules, around social distancing
and face coverings.

We continue to offer telephone appointments as the first point of contact
and following that, should the doctor or Nurse think that it is important for them to see you face to face, they will invite you in to the Surgery.

All appointments at the surgery require patients to wear a face covering.

Please do not come to the Surgeries unless you have an appointment, if you need to make an appointment please use the telephone. Please do not leave urgent messages on the Secretaries line, this is not monitored and if you need
urgent attention you should ring and queue for the reception team.

If you think that you have COVID (coronavirus) symptoms please use NHS 111 online services, please do not come to the surgery. We are trying to protect you, our staff and the wider public. Symptoms to look out for include a new cough, a temperature above 37.8C, a change in taste or smell.

We continue to offer appointments for dressings, smear tests, vaccinations antenatal clinics, child immunization and our diabetic clinics. We still have telephone appointments with our Social Prescriber (for help with non medical issues such as housing, social care, finance etc) and our First Contact Practitioners [senior physiotherapists] for muscularskeletal issues.

Special points of interest:

  • We are open
  • You can still see a GP
  • You can still have a clinic appointment
  • Medications can be collected from the Hatch at HH and the counter at HBO

GP News

We have three new trainee GPs starting with us in August, we have two new GPs (Dr Niruja Sivakumar and Dr Faith Mukete) and sadly we will be saying au revoir to Dr Katharine Orton, our Senior Partner, who retires at the end of September. Sadly, in the current climate, we will not be able to organize a safe event to allow patients to say goodbye. Dr Saadet Lauble will be the new Senior Partner. We also welcome the arrival of Nurse Gemma and Sue, our new Healthcare assistant.

Our GP partners:

Dr Katharine Orton
Dr Saadet Lauble
Dr Rasheed Aziz
Dr Rikin Patel
Dr Sara Astbury

Our GPs

Dr Roddy Rodriguez
Dr Niruaj Sivakumar
Dr Faith Mukete
Our Trainees
Dr Yazan Deri
Dr Ricken Patel
Dr Robyn Holmes
Dr Rami Khalil
Dr Marvin Hauwy

Our Nurses

Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Janet Reynolds
Jenny Bailey
Lucy Peppiatt
Helen Annesley
Gemma Deacon

Our Healthcare assistants

Wendy Robinson-Tonkin
Cheryl Rundall
Sue Gill

Repeat Prescriptions

We now have a team dedicated to dealing with this, they can be contacted on the main number and selecting Option 2 between 12- 2pm every day. Please do not ask for more than one month (unless for a holiday) as we have been instructed by the CCG and NHS England to ONLY issue one month at a time.

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