20 June 2021 - Application to close Swanland branch
Earlier this month we reluctantly accepted the resignation of Dr W Hart - effective mid August.
As a result of this we will not be able to cover GP appointments at Swanland on the days Dr Hart worked with us - meaning we can only potentially offer Monday doctor appointments.
This is not a realistic offer to our patients and we have, therefore, applied to East Riding of Yorkshire CCG to close the branch with effect from 31 August 2021.
This is earlier by some 4 months/20 weeks than would have been the case were we to await our relocation to new premises at Anlaby in January 2022.
Many of our patients will already be familiar with attending at Willerby Surgery for most nurse-led procedures and for GP appointments on the days Swanland branch is closed.
In this interim period between now and when we relocate we will increase clinical and administration provision at Willerby Surgery to meet the needs of those patients who have traditionally attended at Swanland branch. This includes working with you to make appointment times for you which mirror bus arrival times where possible.
If you have particular difficulty attending at Willerby Surgery please let us know so we can understand how we are able to support you.
For more information on our new premises please visit the relevant web page
The advice to the public is that if you develop a new, continuous cough and/or have a high temperature, a loss of or change to your taste or smell then STAY INDOORS and SELF ISOLATE for 14 days.
You can check the NHS website for up-to-date health advice clicking here
The main advice remains - DO NOT ATTEND YOUR SURGERY - nor A&E - but go online to the NHS111 Online website first and only telephone 111 if you have no internet access
They will guide you and arrange any relevant medical care
Please be aware - your GP will not be able to override NHS111 advice - nor be able to have access to the latest information because this changes rapidly.
REMEMBER : WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN AND FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS
For more information about Covid-19 visit our dedicated webpage
Preventing spread of infection
There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you feel unwell, stay at home, do not attend work or school
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin. See Catch it, Bin it, Kill it
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment
If you are worried about your symptoms, please call NHS 111
Do not go directly to your GP or another healthcare environment
ATTENDING OUR PREMISES - at Willerby or at Swanland
BEFORE you are able to enter our premises you either need to have a timed appointment with a clinician - or a timed appointment from our reception team to call in to drop off or collect any paperwork - including prescriptions.
Where possible we are sending prescriptions to a nominated pharmacy - please make sure you have set this up - and we discourage everybody from dropping prescription requests into the surgery. Instead, please use the free, easy online options to order your repeat online. For more information on thise please see the relevant webpage
Get the NHS App - you can order your repeat medicines, make appointments and much more......
This is an alternative to other online apps - for more information about other ways to sign up online please ask at our reception
2020 A different form of help from your GP practice.......
COMMUNITY LINK WORKER - there is now a Humber NHS Community Link Worker working in our Willerby practice every Wednesday.
Community Link Workers can help and support you with many issues - including low mood, isolation, lifestyle improvement, debt and financial support, along with many others.
You can make an appointment to see our Link Worker by simply asking our Reception team to arrange a suitable time for you - or you can contact 0800 9177752 or 01482 845832 or pick up one of the a green leaflets from the surgery