Covid Restriction Update:
Throughout the pandemic we have made the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff and will continue to do so going forward.
We are still asking for patients to still wear a mask when coming into surgery, unless they are exempt, we are asking for people to still socially distance where possible and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and our staff will continue to wear PPE.
When people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can help to protect people.
Our front door is now open and we have a different arrangement for anyone with COVID symptoms
Also whilst the medical risks of COVID are reduced by vaccination, the impact of self-isolation due to a COVID outbreak remain considerable.
In terms of 'opening up', as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone and by video), not counting giving thousands of COVID vaccines at Warrington Wolves since the start of the year.
We will continue to request people use eConsult where possible, or reception will help you if you cannot. As the risks to all of COVID have reduced, the proportion of face to face appointments will increase. Knowing what your needs are is important to enable you to find the right person or service to help.
The receptionist team do a very important job for us and are following principles we have agreed as a practice. Thank for your patience and kindness with them.
Latchford Medical Centre has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL patients as we can.