GP's are still available for patients requiring medical attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do not avoid contacting your surgery if you feel you need to.
It is also really important that parents of babies and young children get in touch with their practice to arrange for routine immunisations and that women who are pregnant or new mothers contact their surgery if they are worried about their own, or their baby or child’s health.
The local NHS has organised its resources and services to protect and effectively care for patients according to their symptoms, which may or may not be, coronavirus related.
GP surgeries in Bexley have quickly responded to the coronavirus pandemic by changing the way in which they deliver GP services to protect patients from the spread of infection.
Patients are being asked to contact their surgery online or by phone rather than go in person. Doctors are still able to see patients via video conferencing or telephone consultation. Doctors and nurses can also still see and examine patients in person if this is necessary. This may or may not be at your regular practice because, working together, surgeries in Bexley have made arrangements to try and ensure that they assess people with symptoms of COVID-19 separately from other patients.
Most routine face to face appointments have been cancelled although the most vulnerable patients and urgent cases may still be seen in person.