Covid infection levels are estimated to be as high as they ever have been in the High Peak at the moment. Sadly this is affecting our staffing levels to a significant extent. Next week beginning 28th March will be a particularly challenging one for us. We would like to thank our fantastic team, many of whom are working extra shifts to cover for their colleagues. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team who continue to pull together and go above and beyond as they have done throughout the Pandemic.
We would be extremely grateful for your support during this difficult time. You can help us in the following ways:
1. Please only use the On Call emergency Doctor for genuine medical urgencies.
2. Please allow extra time for prescriptions to be completed. GPs are not given any time in the working day to fulfil prescriptions and with fewer GPs in each day they will have higher numbers to complete.
3. If you no longer need your appointment please cancel it so that someone else can use it. We are still seeing high rates of patients not attending the appointments. This wastes valuable GP/Nurse time and means that the wait for routine appointments is longer for everyone.
4. Because of these ongoing staff absences and high rates of missed appointments we are aware that the current wait for appointments is higher than we would like it to be. Please continue to be patient with our staff who are working extremely hard in very difficult circumstances.