All consultations are currently being carried out by telephone triage in the first instance. Any patients then being asked to come into the surgery to see a Doctor or Nurse will need to arrive at the surgery wearing a suitable face covering designed to cover mouth and nose.
For up to date information on the current covid-19 situation please see the following links:
Please also see the following information sheets:
Child Health during Covid-19 - FAQ
Type 1 Diabetes symptom check list
If you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, you do not need to contact your GP practice; the information you need is here:
PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE CURRENT CRISIS, WE REQUIRE 7 WORKING DAYS NOTICE FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
We know many people are experiencing increased problems with their well-being in the current circumstances. It can be hard to access mental health services or to know what support is available. There are now new services for patients experiencing poor mental health during the Covid-19 crisis:
Mental Health - Freephone Crisis Line
Mental Health Support Service
NEW SERVICE - SOCIAL PRESCRIBING LINK WORKERS
For more information please see our full description under Clinics and Services
FORTHCOMING RETIREMENT OF GP ANNOUNCED:
Dr Charles Parker has informed the team here at Topcliffe that he intends to retire from the surgery at the end of September 2020 after 28 years' service at the surgery and for its patients.
Dr Doswell and Dr Wood intend to begin the process very shortly to recruit a new GP to join the team and to continue our ethos of responsive and outstanding patient care.
Updates in developments will be announced later in the year when the GPs hope to have identified the perfect candidate to join the team.
On behalf of Dr Rachel Doswell
Topcliffe Surgery newsletter Summer 2020