23 March 2020URGENT NOTIFICATION FOR ALL RESIDENTS-SLEAT SURGERY
SLEAT MEDICAL CENTRE – CHANGE OF ARRANGEMENTS FROM 23 MARCH 2020
& COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
In efforts to optimise NHS resources in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, our GP resources need to be centralised and all appointments will now be at Broadford Surgery. If you are prescribed medication during this appointment, please take the prescription to Broadford Pharmacy where it will be dispensed - do not take it to Sleat.
Repeat Prescription requests for Sleat patients will continue to be managed by the Sleat staff and you should continue to request your repeat medications by phoning the Repeat Prescription line on 01471 844482. Due to the increased workload there is now a four-day lead time prior to collection. During this period, Sleat Medical Centre will be open for collecting prescriptions 0900 – 1300 hrs then 1400 – 1800 hrs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (closed all day Wednesday as current). Please note there will be no GP in attendance.
Sleat patients to attend Broadford Surgery for appointments with effect from today
Repeat prescriptions for Sleat patients – requests and collection to continue at Sleat Surgery as current.
To minimise contact with NHS staff it is hoped to reduce the number of visits to Sleat Surgery to collect medication. To assist with this, Sleat Community Council and South Skye Medical Practices, are seeking to organise prescription deliveries for those at risk, vulnerable or self-isolating and where possible for patients with routine medication. From feedback the optimum solution for reducing social distance at the surgery would be to ask for one volunteer driver from each of the seven townships. It is important that a person who volunteers as a driver is familiar with where people live and quite often the patient themselves and must be fully fit with no underlying health issues.
The simple purpose of this new initiative is to reduce the number of occasions where collections need to be made. With the 4 working days lead-time volunteers can collect medicines during the hours above. The township areas are as follows:
There have been many offers of assistance in these uncertain times so hoping there will be a positive response to this request. Please get in touch if you would like to volunteer for further information firstname.lastname@example.org
It is regrettable this creates additional inconvenience to you and the NHS asks for your understanding in these difficult times. Please pass on this information to ensure Sleat residents are aware of this situation.
We are in unprecedented times and we thank you for supporting our fragile community. If you would like to volunteer for your community please let us know as soon as possible.
SLEAT COMMUNITY COUNCIL
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