Bracondale Response to Coronavirus

We are currently managing increased demand for our services. 
Please read the information below to help us manage this safely and effectively.

 

Please do not come to the practice without initially making contact by telephone if at all possible.

If you feel you have or may have been exposed to coronavirus.  Follow the advice available on the NHS website.

Opening Hours

Bracondale Medical Centre is open Monday to Friday including the Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May.  Our team is available from 08:00 to 18:30.

In order to ensure the safety of our patients and team we continue to triage all appointment requests by phone or video.  Face to face appointments either on-site or with the support of other Stockport based services can be arranged dependent on the issues to be addressed.

NHS 111 Online Service

For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.  These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19

UK Government Website

Visit GOV.UK for guidance regarding how to protect yourselves and the wider community from coronavirus.  Details of support available are also accessible here.

Appointments at Bracondale

In order to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus for our patients and staff, we are now making an initial telephone assessment of all patients prior to offering face to face review where required.  At the time of booking an appointment you may be asked to provide brief details of the reason for your appointment - this is to ensure you are contacted by the most appropriate member of our team.  Please be aware that we may not be able to offer an appointment with your usual GP at this time. When attending the surgery for an appointment please wear a mask or face covering that is at least double cotton.

Children's Surgery

We are now making an initial telephone assessment for all of our patients prior to booking an appointment. Please call the surgery to make a telephone appointment for our daily open-access Children's Surgery. 

Waiting Room

We are aware that many patients are anxious about attending healthcare settings at this time.  Should you need to attend the practice for a face to face appointment we are supportive of the option for people to wait in their cars or separate from others outdoors.  Please provide details to the reception team of where you will be waiting and how we can contact you when you book in for your appointment.   

Prescriptions

We are trying to minimise unnecessary footfall at the practice.  Requesting repeat medications using our online services and nominating a pharmacy to whom we can send your prescriptions electronically is simple to do.  Please contact your local pharmacy or the practice in order to put this in place. 

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