Coronavirus

A Message For Our Patients

During the Covid-19 outbreak, Ringwood Medical Centre will be operating TELEPHONE triage appointments ONLY.

PLEASE DO NOT COME IN TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY A CLINICIAN.

 

In order to help our patients during this time we can offer the following advice when it comes to staying in contact with us:

 

If you have a high temp and/or a new continuous cough you should stay at home & follow Governmental advice on self-isolation.

Use NHS 111 online https://111nhs.uk/covid-19 if you feel you can’t cope with your symptoms at home or your conditions worsens. Call 111 only if you can’t get help online.

 

We do not have capacity to give you a risk assessment. If you are unsure, consider yourself in a higher risk group and follow the public health guidance. 

 

On behalf of everyone at Ringwood Medical Practice, thank you for your help and understanding during this time.

e-Consult

What is eConsult?

eConsult enables NHS based GP practices to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically, and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.

eConsult is the most widely used digital triage tool in NHS primary care, built by NHS GPs for NHS patients, designed to enhance patient access, improve practice efficiencies and sign post patients to the right place at the right time for their care. Live in over 1200 NHS practices, eConsult gives millions of patients access to their own GP online.

 

How does eConsult work

eConsult is easy for patients and practices

eConsult lets your patients consult with their own NHS GP online by completing a quick form that is sent and reviewed by the practice. We can also direct the patient to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services.

 

Benefits

It takes GPs only 2-3 minutes to process an eConsult, and research shows that 70% of requests are closed without the need for a
face-to-face appointment. Your patients can get NHS based help via eConsult anytime, even outside of surgery hours.

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