I would like to introduce myself, my name is Dr Tanya Stead, I am a GP in Weymouth and the Clinical Director for your local Primary Care Network, representing all GP practices in Weymouth and Portland. You will know that since the outbreak of COVID-19 healthcare services have changed the way they work, to protect both patients and staff.
We are still open. We’re just working in new and different ways. We are offering secure telephone, online and video consultations, to keep patients safe. Face to face appointments are available. If you need to see a GP, contact your practice via their website or phone.
I would like to understand how the changes since the start of the coronavirus have affected the way you access your GP surgery, what experience you have using technology to manage your health and if there is any information or support that can be given to better help you interact with your practice.
I would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the NHS COVID Questionnaire and email it to us.The questionnaire can also be completed online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued understanding at this time and remind you that we are still here for you. If you fall ill over the winter months and need help please contact your GP surgery.
We’ll support you to get to the right care for you. There are lots of options/choices and we know it can be confusing.
If in doubt give NHS 111 a shout. We’re open and here for you.
Dr Tanya Stead