Unfortunately Dr Steve Chapman left the Surgery in May to work closer to home. Despite our best efforts we have been unable to replace him.
There is also limited locum doctor availability other than for telephone consultations. Although this is not ideal we have employed this service but hope it will not have to be our long-term option.
Please be aware that staff at the Surgery are working as hard as they can and we are seeing as many patients as possible without making the waiting room unsafe with too many patients. We would be grateful for your understanding.
Our phone lines are incredibly busy and staff are trying their best to answer in a timely manner. By giving the receptionists a brief problem summary it does mean that those who need to be seen, rather than having a telephone consultation, can be appointed appropriately, capacity allowing.
Thank you for reading this and bearing with us during this time of unprecedented demand and, unfortunately, lower GP numbers.