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PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK OR FACE COVERING WHEN ATTENDING THE PRACTICE. THANK YOU.


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.

Appointments

coffeediaryRoutine Doctor appointments are currently suspended until further notice due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Emergency Appointments

If you feel that you have a genuine medical emergency, reception will offer an appointment at the Greenwich GP Access Hub or advise you to attend an Urgent Care Centre.

If there are no appointments available at the Greenwich GP Access Hub or you cannot attend an Urgent Care Centre then go to the Practice website homepage and click 'I want help for my condition' or 'I want general advice' and complete a simple set of approved questions (takes approx. 5-10 mins) and then simply submit your request to the Surgery

Appointment Times

Our appointment system has been adjusted due to COVID-19. Doctors provide 15 minute consultations and Nurses 30 minute consultations.

If you have more than one problem to discuss, please consider whether you need to book a double appointment and mention this to the receptionist when booking. You will also need a separate appointment for each person who needs to be seen.

Appointment Reminders

We now have the facility to send out appointment reminders via a text service. At the time of a patient registering with the practice their mobile number will be automatically included to receive this service. If you would like to opt out of receiving text reminders, please make reception aware.

Lateness Policy

If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to wait until the end of the surgery before you are seen. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will be asked to re-book your appointment.

DNA Policy

Due to an increase in the number of patients failing to attend for their appointment it has become necessary to introduce a Did Not Attend (DNA) Policy.

Unfortunately if a patient repeatedly fails to attend appointments they may be removed from this practice list and will have to find an alternative doctor.

Therefore if you cannot attend your appointment for any reason please be considerate and let us know as soon as possible so that we can offer the appointment to someone else so that they may get to see the doctor of their choice on the day that they wish to.

Please make use of our FREE texting appointment reminder service - Ask at reception!

GP Training

The Burney Street Practice is an accredited training practice for fully qualified Doctors entering General Practice (GP Registrars), who will often remain with us for one year. We are also involved in training medical students and nurses who may sometimes accompany one of the Doctors. You will always be informed if a Doctor has a student with them, and if you prefer to be seen alone, we will of course respect your wishes.

 
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