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New Job Opportunity - 05.05.2020

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen within Lime Grove Medical Centre, Matlock, Derbyshire, for an Apprentice Medical Receptionist working 37.5 hours per week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, courteous, self-motivated professional individual to work within a team who are driven to provide the very best levels of care within General Practice.

Please follow the link for more information and application.

https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/A1617-20-5885

LIMEGROVE MEDICAL CENTRE - UPDATE 18.03.19

We have received lots of questions regarding our activity in Practice now that we have moved to telephone triage, so would like to provide an update as to what we are currently undertaking.

Yesterday we received hundreds of telephone calls for information regarding Corona Virus - if you need to access up to date information, we recommend that you go online and look at both the NHS website and the Gov.uk website which has the most up to date information, the details are below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Yesterday our clinicians spoke with over 180 patients over the telephone, providing clinical help, assistance and advice. For urgent care and emergencies we saw patients face to face and we saw and assessed very unwell patients with symptoms linked to Corona Virus in our designated isolation room.

Our reception team signposted many more patients with a cough and/or fever to NHS 111 online.

In addition we received many, many additional prescription requests, national guidance has advised patients NOT to order “extra” medication just in case as this will disrupt the NHS supply chain and could jeopardise future care. This also includes over the counter medication such as paracetamol, please be sensible with prescription requests and purchases at the pharmacy – we need to make sure there is a medication supply for every patient. We ask everyone to be sensible; buy a small supply for you and your family, please do not stock up. It is EVERYONE'S responsibility to protect your NHS and it’s supplies.

It is clearly a worrying time for all. Help us to help you. Take care of yourselves and those around you. Read the wealth of information that is available on the internet.

We are very grateful to all our team and those who are covering for team members who are either poorly or self-isolating.

We will continue to operate as at the present time – the surgery is not open but operating via telephone triage.

Many thanks - Stay safe, stay well and please take care of one another