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50-64 flu vaccine update 24/11/20

We have ordered the maximum vaccines available to us from the central government scheme and have been given an expected delivery date range of 30/11/20-4/12/20. 
We are planning to deliver flu vaccines on the 9th December and 12th December. Please ‘save the date’.
The appointments are not yet able to be booked so please don’t yet contact the surgery. 
Once we have the vaccines in surgery we will start to book the clinics - but it may be short notice. Sorry but we do have to wait for delivery of the vaccines before we take bookings.  
Thanks for your continued patience.

COVID19 recovery service

Have you had COVID19 - if so there is a new online service that may held assist you in your recovery - click here for further details.

Issue with using WiFi calling (16/10/2020) 

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) have made the practice aware of an issue that some patients are having when calling the surgery; some patients are becoming disconnected after pressing 3 for reception.


It seems that this issue occurs when patients use WiFi calling to phone the surgery and only affects some mobile devices.
If you are encountering this problem please turn off WiFi calling within your phone settings and try again. Remember to reinstate WiFi calling afterwards.
We have informed our telecommunications provider. 

Thanks to the PPG for making us aware of the issue and solution. 👍🏼

Practice Pharmacists

We now have two Practice Pharmacists - Mr Neil Heslop and Mr Guillermo (G) Sierra.

Neil and G are able to undertake comprehensive medication reviews, help patients with information and queries, or discuss any concerns that you may have with your medicines.

Most medication reviews can be done over the telephone and will take around 20-30 minutes. Neil or G will review all your medicines with you and ensure that there are no problems or issues. If there are issues that cannot be resolved over the telephone then they will arrange for you to have either a face to face appointment or via a video link. Please contact reception to book an appointment with them.


Flu clinics

Our Flu Clinics are starting soon.  Please watch this short video here to familiarise yourself with the Flu Clinic's  COVID19  adapted procedures.

Telephone consultations

Most of our appointments are now via the telephone.  To help you prepare for and get the best out of these, please watch this short video here

Face Masks

In light of recent government guidance, all patients will be required to wear their own face-covering when attending an appointment at the surgery. If you require guidance on how to fit  and wear your face mask please click here. Thank you for your continued support.

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Advice for patients attending Dronfield Medical Practice during COVID19


September 2020

No one should attend Dronfield Medical Practice with potential symptoms of coronavirus or if a household contact has symptoms. If you need advice please go online in the first instance here, where you will be able to access the NHS symptom checker, get information as to what to do and where to get help and organise a test for yourself or your loved one.


GP surgeries are being advised to continue to assess all GP appointment requests on the phone and arrange face to face consultations where examination is necessary. 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.

If you are asked to come into the surgery by a clinician:

  • Please wear a home-made face covering as per Government advice.
  • Your temperature will be checked on arrival at the reception desk with a thermal imaging camera.
  • Staff will wear a mask, gloves and an apron for all patient contacts.
  • We will do out best to see you in a timely manner but this may not always be possible.


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 or assessment by a healthcare professional.


For any medication queries, sick note requests or general queries please phone rather than attend surgery.

 


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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Click on this link to see our feature in the Sheffield Star


Latest Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available in surgery or click the link above


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.

https://derbyshiregpportal.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/gp-online-services-campaign/


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.


FLU CAMPAIGN 2020/21

With the current pandemic it's more important than ever that you protect yourself against flu this winter.

WE ARE NOW TAKING BOOKINGS FOR OUR FLU CLINICS

We are offering free flu jabs to everyone over 65 and those under 65 in at risk groups.

Those aged 50-64 will be offered a flu jab later in the autumn - it is likely that these will delivered centrally but no further details are avaialble at this time.

PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR GP PRACTICE AND THE NHS BY HAVING YOUR FLU JAB AT THE SURGERY RATHER THAN AT A COMMERCIAL PHARMACY.

https://www.nhs.uk/cond…/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/


GDPR

DRONFIELD MEDICAL PRACTICE keeps medical records and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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