***Covid Restriction Update*** 19th July 2021

Throughout the Pandemic we have strived to make sure the Surgery is as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward after July 19th. The number of positive cases is still increasing and is likely to rise further as restrictions ease.

We will, therefore, continue to ask patients to wear a face mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that some may find this frustrating but please remember that patients attending the surgery may be unwell and/or vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it is important to protect ALL our patients as much as possible.

In terms of “opening up”, contrary to some press and internet stories, Stock Hill Medical Centre has never stopped seeing patients. From Day 1 of the pandemic we continued to see patients in the surgery or in their home for assessment, review or treatment where a face-to-face appointment was needed. In fact, we consulted with much higher numbers of patients that we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, eConsults and by video), as well as being actively involved in the Covid vaccination programme.

Stock Hill Medical Centre has come so far in taking every precaution to ensure risks are minimal and we hope you understand our need and wish to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients and staff members as we possibly can.

For further guidance or support please contact 119 or visit

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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