Important changes to routine and non-urgent blood test appointments
All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.
We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment the reception team at the surgery will be in touch directly if they need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message.
Please be assured that appointments will be rescheduled once the situation has improved, and in line with national guidance. There are a few things you can do if you are affected by this change:
- Keep checking our website for regular updates – we will be sharing the latest patient information here as soon as we receive it.
- Check your phone for messages from us – we will also be using our patient text service to keep people informed.
- Please don’t call or contact us with questions about routine blood tests – we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand at the moment, and your cooperation will help us to reach those without smartphone or internet access with this critical information.
- Do get in touch online if your condition worsens or changes so that we can prioritise your blood test if necessary following clinical review
The changes are likely to be in place for at least four weeks. We will keep all our patients regularly updated as the national situation changes. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause, and apologise for the inconvenience.
IMPORTANT UPDATE - APPOINTMENT SYSTEM CHANGES DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
If you need an appointment on the same day can you please phone before 10am
Visitors coming to the practice will now need to wear face coverings to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus to others. Evidence has shown that those infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and potentially transmit the virus to others without being aware of it
Further information is availalbe from the Government website, the NHS app and 119.
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RETIREMENT NEWS - We are sad to announce Dr Nicola Goode will be retiring at the end of September 2021. Also our Senior Receptionist Mandy Weale will be retiring in October 2021. We are sad to see both members of our team leave and wish them all the best in their retirement.
New this year - The Heart Age Test - click on the link and find out your heart age.
Please click on link for the Diabetes Prevention Programme and risk tool: Diabetes UK ‘Know you risk’ tool
TYPE 1 OPT OUT
Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1st September 2021, if you wish to opt out of type 1, please complete the form below and hand in/email to Coventry Road Practice
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