Due to the current situation with coronavirus, we have had to change the way we work. We are doing this to try to reduce the footfall in our practice in order to protect both patients and staff. From Monday 16 March, all requests for appointments will be telephone triaged by a doctor. If the doctor feels that a face to face appointment is needed then this will be arranged.
In order to help our staff with this process, please provide as much information to the receptionist who initially takes your call and ensure you provide an up to date telephone number. Some of these GP telephone triage appointments will be available to book online.
Please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IN PERSON TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS – we are trying to limit how many people come into the surgery. As a result of these changes we are attempting to deal with acute medical problems – routine and chronic reviews are suspended until further notice. We will therefore be flexible about updating and issuing repeat medications.
Please be aware that these changes also apply to any nursing appointments. You may be contacted by the nurse team to determine if you still need to come into the surgery or not.
Hazlewood Avenue Surgery in Garforth is now closed until further notice in order for us to be able to work in the most efficient way. Monk Fryston surgery remains open for now although we may need to review and change its opening hours in due course.
As I am sure you are aware the situation may change and we will inform you of any further changes as they happen. Dr C Hirst