PPG Presentation 22nd October 2021
Covid-19 A period of change since March 2020
- Changes happened very quickly in the NHS, some happened over night!
- Conculations and appointments
- Prescriptions and medications
- Infections control requirements and presmises changes
- Clinical services
- General practice moved to digital first
- Patient advised to access their GP via eConsult
- Increased use of electronic prescribing Patients now only attend the practice if they have been asked to do so
Appointments, What is New?
- All on the day appointment requests are managed via eConsult unless it is not appropriate for a patient to do so
- All on the day eConsults are responded to by 2pm
- Video consultations have been introduced
- Premises have been risk assessed and changes implemented to create the most Covid secure environment possible
- Patients have been advised to wear a face covering when they attend unless they are exempt
Covid-19 Protecting our Patients & Staff
- Measures implemented to keep staff and patients safe
- Increases Infection Prevention & Control Measures
- Vulnerable patients contacted by clinicians for review and ensure adequate medicine supplies
- Childhood immunisations and cancer screening now prioritised
- Long Term Condition management continues via remote consulting methods and face to face as necessary
Will I be safe if I am invited to visit the Practice?
- Yes you will
- We will ensure that social distancing is maintained by regulating the number of patients at the practice and using clear signage
- We have robust infection control measures in place for cleaning and hand washing and sanitising
- Our staff will be wearing the correct PPE and patients are required to wear face coverings
A number of services experienced reduced provision during Covid-19, these are now being resumed or stepped up to ensure our patients receive the care they need
- Patient Participation
- Medication Reviews
- Cervical Screening
- Long Term Condition Management
- Travel Vaccinations
- Learning Disability Reviews
Winter Pressures and possible second wave
- We are keeping up to date with government guidance
- We are working with our Primary Care Network to introduce local services
- We are planning for a possible second wave by creating safe pathways for patients
Flu Vaccination Programme
- We are considering new and alternative ways to deliver the flu programme with Covid-19
- We will invite all eligible patients to come and have a flu vaccination
- We will arrange home visits for those who are housebound
- Once you recieve your invite you can make your appointment online or telephone the surgery to book an appointment
- We will ask you to attend alone to help us maintain social distancing
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