Thermal Imaging Camera
To minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission we now have a thermal imaging camera at reception to record patients' temperatures on arrival at the surgery. This is similar to devices currently being used at airports etc.
If a high temperature is recorded the patient will be asked to leave the surgery building and we will re-check the temperature in the car park.
This will help protect staff and patients alike.
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GP Online Services
The national target was 10% but we've achieved 42%!
Thank you to everyone who signed up and we hope you are enjoying the benefits of booking appointments and ordering prescriptions Online.
Waiting Times in Surgery
We do always try to run to time but it often proves difficult given the complexities of modern healthcare
Last year 78% of patients were seen within 20 minutes of their appointment time.
DRONFIELD MEDICAL PRACTICE keeps medical records and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Appointment System during Covid-19 Pandemic
The NHS has advised all GP surgeries to move to a telephone based service to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Doctors will assess all GP appointment requests on the phone and arrange face to face consultations where examination is necessary. This will continue for the foreseeable future.
The practice is following national guidance on which services to provide, however this is likely to change gradually over the next few months.
Nurses are also dealing with as much as possible over the phone but can provide urgent and necessary face to face treatments.
To allow maximal use of the waiting room while maintaining social distancing rules we would kindly ask patients to attend alone whenever possible and not to arrive early for appointments.
Our receptionists are now protected from infection by a perspex screen.
Dronfield Medical Practice is our “green zone” where no patients or staff should attend with potential symptoms of coronavirus or if a household contact has symptoms. Staff will wear a mask, gloves and an apron for all patient contacts.
Our “red zone” is currently at Stubley Medical Centre. Patients with potential symptoms of COVID-19 can be seen there in a self-contained site and clinicians will wear full PPE.
For any medication queries, sick note requests or general queries please phone rather than attend surgery.
The national guidance is clear that even patients shielding in the high risk group can still attend surgery for urgent medical needs such as vital blood tests.