In order to create capacity for further Coronavirus vaccinations to take place, calls to the practice will be diverted to the 111 service at 13:00 on Friday 29th January.
After this time, the surgery telephone lines will not be available until 08:00 on Monday 1st February 2021.
There will be one GP remaining in the surgery and 111 will have the ability to book appointments with that GHP where clinically appropriate and should a patient need to be seen in person we will discuss access to the surgery with those patients directly.
Relevant members of our staff will be deployed in support of the local vaccination effort during this time either on home visits or at Oakland’s Village.
For the avoidance of doubt there will be no vaccinations taking place in our surgery at this time and attendance for vaccination remains by prior arranged appointment only.
The other 4 surgeries in the Swadlincote Primary Care Network will be doing the same as us as a result of a regional ask to operate this way by the Derby and Derbyshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.
Thank you, we appreciate your support.