WELCOME TO BOTTISHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE
From Friday 27th March, the Dispensary will now only be open from 2pm to 6pm every day. This is due to unprecedented demands on the service and is necessary to ensure we can continue to provide you with your medication.
Turnaround time for repeats is now 72hrs. Please help us by only requesting your usual repeat medication, any adhoc requests will not be processed.
Please work with your neighbours and friends in your local village to co-ordinate pick up of prescriptions to reduce footfall into the practice. We encourage you to register for online access to improve efficiency. Please ring reception to arrange.
PAYMENTS TO BE MADE BY CARD
The following post offices are collection points for medications:
- Lode Post Office
- Swaffham Bulbeck Post Office
- Quy Post Office
- Great Wilbraham Post Office
- Bottisham Post Office
For home deliveries by a volunteer, please call the number on the slip that has been posted through your door. If you do not have this, please contact us.
To arrange using this service, please call the surgery 01223 810030 and come through on the enquiry line.
To speak to dispensary, call after 11am
thank you for your co-operation and thank you to the local post offices and volunteer delivery drivers
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital if you have symptoms. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• a high temperature or
• a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
Isolation - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work
If your employer is requiring evidence that you cannot work in the current coronavirus epidemic due to an underlying health condition please use the document provided below - they should not require a Med3 (doctor's certificate) at this time.
Letter for employer
EASTER BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES
In a bid to alleviate out of hours over the Easter weekend, it has been decided by the practice that the surgery and dispensary are to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Telephone consultations can be made by calling reception between 8:30am-6pm. These appointments are for patients who are ill on the day ONLY.
Please do not come into the surgery unless you have a pre-arranged appointment with the GP or nurse.
Dispensary will be open for the collection of repeat prescriptions between 2pm & 6pm
Morning, Evening and Weekend Appointments Now Available Including Cervical Screening and Phlebotomy Appointments
Click Here for Extended Access Locations, Services and Opening Times
Evening and weekend appointments available
All our patients now have access to more pre-bookable evening and weekend GP and nurse appointments.
To book an appointment, contact our reception team who will be able to book an appointment for you, or direct you to where you can do this online.
Appointments may not be at this practice, but if you talk to our receptionists, they will help you find the right service and at a time that is convenient.
If you would like to find out more please go to www.openlater.co.uk
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BMP PPG WALKING GROUP
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO WALKING DATES IN MARCH AND ALL WALKS AT ANGLESEY ABBEY ARE CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
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Red2Green support people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health problems. They help people achieve their goals in training, education, work, friendship and fun. Red2Green have programs that offer long term on-going support as well as short term modular and respite courses.
Link below to their website for further information about the work and service they provide. Details about their community café in Bottisham can also be found here!
(Site updated 03/04/2020)