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CORONAVIRUS - More information can be found (right hand column; COVID-19 Information)


We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Further publication is due Monday and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link to send to patients. The GP’s at the surgery have no additional information about and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.


For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a Practice we are very sorry, but the decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It’s not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide the best course of action.

stethescope_blue_bookWe are the only Doctors Practice whose catchment area incorporates the main Halls of Residence of the University of Greenwich  (Devonport House, Cutty Sark Halls & Rachel McMillan Halls). Students studying at the University of Greenwich have used our range of health care services for many years, most of which stay registered with us for the duration of their course.

If you are staying in a private residence you may still be eligible to join, as long as your address falls within our catchment area, please refer to our practice area or contact Reception for further advice.

Students who are entitled to NHS care are strongly advised to register as soon as possible when moving to the local area. This process is much easier when you are well, rather than leave it until you require urgent medical advice. Once accepted onto our register we will carry out a New Patient Assessment, this helps us get to know your medical needs whilst we are waiting for your records to arrive from your previous doctor.

Please note:- After registration at this practice we will request your full medical records and hold them as your permanent Doctor. This means when you travel home during term breaks, and you need medical advice, you will need to be seen as a Temporary Resident, otherwise when you return your records will have been recalled and your registration with us cancelled.

 
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