In line with National Guidance Abbottswood Medical Centre, Pershore Medical Practice and Upton Surgery are working together to provide the best care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that there will need to be one site where patients who may be at higher risk of COVID-19 should be assessed, this will be known as the 'Red Site' and is at Abbottswood Medical Centre. This will generally be for patients who have fever or respiratory symptoms (cough and shortness of breath). Our patients who need seeing in person but who do not have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (Amber patients) will still be seen at Abbottswood Medical Centre. All appointments for Red patients will be made following telephone or video assessment by a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner. For Pershore and Upton the Red Site will be at Abbottswood Medical Centre. Patients will be seen there by a GP from their own practice. Upton Surgery and Pershore Medical Practice will both be Amber Sites and seeing their own patients. Please be reassured that the staff working in all sites will have appropriate protective equipment. There are set safety protocols and strict cleaning schedules in place to protect patients and staff. This new arrangement will commence from Tuesday 21st April.
We expect the vast majority of Red patient contacts to be safely completed by telephone or video consultation and the number of patients needing face to face appointments will be very low. Please contact your surgery by phone if you need medical advice. NHS 111 online should continue to be your first point of contact for any concerns regarding COVID-19.
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