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How GP practices in Wakefield will be working to tackle coronavirus Posted on 2 Apr 2020

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an increased demand on primary care services in Wakefield.

As a result of this, and in line with the government’s guidelines about staying at home, to stop the spread of the virus, patients should not attend their GP surgery without an appointment and should make contact by telephone – but only when necessary.

If you do have a confirmed face-to-face appointment with a clinician, you may be asked to see them at a neighbouring GP practice to the one you would usually attend.

This is because some practices will be closed or reorganising themselves to effectively cope with increased demand and suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

These changes will begin to take effect from Tuesday 31 March.

The location at which you will be seen will always be communicated to you by your clinical team who you will always be able to contact via your usual GP practice number.

As you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time so your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. Please continue to keep up to date with the latest advice around coronavirus on the NHS website:

Coronavirus Stay Home Protect the NHS Save Lives

Coronavirus Stop over ordering repeat prescriptions and requests for advance medicine supplies order your repreat prescriptions as you would normally do order your usual length of treatment do not over order on your repeat prescriptions do not ask for an increased supply of medicines only order one month at a time unless you have been advised differently by your healthcare professional stay at home save lives anyone can spread coronavirus

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