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Coronavirus: Netherfield surgery cancels walk-in sessions to protect patients and staff

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A GP surgery in Netherfield has suspended their walk-in sessions ‘to protect vulnerable patients and their clinical team’ from the risk of infection.

Netherfield Medical Centre posted the news on their social media pages and website.

Patients will have access to a telephone triage service and called in to the surgery if nurses think they require an appointment.

The post read: “Following the coronavirus recent outbreaks, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend our walk in sessions. This means that we will offer telephone triage only.

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“We hope that you will understand the reasons for doing so. we need to protect our most vulnerable patients and also our clinical team from infection.”

The surgery also reminds people not to go into the surgery, a pharmacy or hospintal if you think you have the virus.

‘Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.”

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