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Lift Someone Out Of Loneliness

Fancy a cuppa? Sometimes reaching out to someone with as little as three words can make a big difference.

This Mental Health Awareness Week, the theme is loneliness – something we all can experience at some point in our lives, which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.

Sometimes it can be easier to reach out to someone else who may be feeling lonely. As part of the Better Health: Every Mind Matters campaign the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport alongside the Department for Health and Social Care are continuing to encourage people to ‘Lift Someone Out of Loneliness’ by taking a simple action to help someone who may be feeling lonely. If we do this regularly, we can all help to lift each other up. Find out how you can help to lift someone out of loneliness

Please continue to wear a mask in the surgery

Following the Government announcement that from today (27 January) face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places, we want to remind primary care colleagues that the UK Health Security Agency’s infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure that everyone is protected. Please continue to encourage patients to wear a face covering to keep staff and other patients safe.”

Face to face appointments

During the pandemic, we have made several changes to our appointments to ensure that our patients receive the care they need and that we keep our patients and staff as safe as possible from transmission within the surgery.​

While we are still making more use of telephone and video consultations than before the pandemic, which saves patients from unnecessary journeys to the surgery as well as providing protection to our more vulnerable patients, every day we have bookable face to face appointments as well as protected appointment slots so that our clinicians will always see in person every patient that they think needs to be seen face to face.

​Thank you for your understanding.