What restrictions will look like at Birchwood Medical Practice from 19th July

For the time being there will be no changes here at the Practice. Patients coming to the surgery will still need to wear a mask, use the hand sanitiser and socially distance. Our staff will continue to wear appropriate PPE.

We have made this decision as patients coming to the surgery are often sick, vulnerable and may be unvaccinated due to medical reasons. So we feel that these precautions will help protect everyone. We also need to minimise the number of our staff catching COVID so we can keep a functioning service, so for this reason alone these measures are vital.

Our consultations will continue, these might be offered as face to face, by phone or by video. It is worth noting that we are consulting with higher numbers of patients than we ever did before the pandemic, whilst also playing a big part in the vaccination programme too. Our doors will continue to remain open as they have done throughout the pandemic.

We hope you will understand why we need to continue with these measures and keep the surgery as safe for everyone as we can. We have all come so far in trying to minimise the impact of COVID, let’s continue to stay safe together.

Thank you for your understanding and support as always.