Downton Surgery

The Surgery has reluctantly closed its doors and patients are not being seen in the surgery.  People who need a doctor should ring the surgery and they will be assessed over the phone.  The surgery would like to make it clear that anyone who needs to be seen will still be seen, which includes taking blood tests. All patients that are assessed as needing a visit will be visited at home.

The surgery staff have been divided into two teams so that, should a member of one team become ill, the other team will not have been in contact and can continue to provide medical care. This includes a male and female doctor on each team.

The on site pharmacy is functioning well, with repeat prescriptions being provided in 3 month lots rather than 28 day lots. You can also email in to request repeat prescriptions: - please include your full name and DOB and what you require.  If you usually collect your prescription from the surgery, you will be directed to a window round the back.  If you collect from the Pharmacy, you can continue to do so.  Staff members are sharing the delivery of medications and have agreed that they will not insist of signing for medication in order to reduce contact

The team includes a  Social Prescriber who will be working to ensure patients are not isolated.