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G.P NEWS: We are so pleased to announce that Dr L Drew has decided to join us a GP Partner at the practice.  Many of you will have met Dr Drew as she has been with us for many years as our resident locum GP.  Dr Drew will be taking over Dr McDermott's patients from 01.05.21.

Dr M O Tuathail has now also joined us and he will be taking over all of Dr Burri's patients.

Dr Burri is still working with us as a locum GP along with our new resident locum GP          Dr N Golban.  

Ramsey Group Practice will continue with our triage system, where the GP or Practice Nurse will telephone you and only ask those patients that need a face to face appointment to come in for an appointment. 
If you already have an appointment booked with us you are more than welcome to keep this appointment. If you feel more comfortable having a telephone call instead, please ring us on 813881 or 811900 and we will gladly arrange that for you. 
Ramsey Group Practice will continue to put our patients and our staffs health and well being above all else. Please don’t ever worry about contacting us if you need anything at all as that’s what we are here for.
If you need any assistance with shopping or prescription deliveries, the rugby club task force are back in full swing and you can contact them on 473087.
Please remember to always try and help others in our community that are vulnerable or less fortunate than ourselves. And above all else, please be kind to all.
Take care and look after yourselves ๐ŸŒˆ


Please follow the link for the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination programme

https://www.gov.im/covidvaccination

College urges patients not to contact their GP for Covid-19 holiday cancellation letters Publication date: 27 February 2020

The RCGP has heard reports of insurers and travel companies requesting GP letters in order for people to cancel holidays due to Covid-19, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:

"Insurers and travel companies should be basing their decisions to offer refunds on advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Public Health England, not letters from GPs. It is not a good use of GPs' time to be writing letters for patients who are not ill but have plans to travel - and GPs will always base their decisions on official advice.

"Patients will undoubtedly have good and sensible reasons for not wanting to travel to certain places because of Covid-19, but this is not the same as being unable to travel due to existing illness, and it should not become the GP's responsibility to give patients advice about where not to travel."

Please take the time to cancel your appointment if you can not attend.  We have on average 250 patients per month who do not attend their appointments or fail to answer their telephone when they have asked for the GP or Practice Nurse to call them back.  GP time is precious so please consider others if you can not attend.

Have you registered yet for 'patient access'?  https://www.patientaccess.com/ This service allows you to book routine GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view parts of your medical record such as immunisation history, allergies and lab results. Please bring proof of identity to the practice to be given your unique online access code. This service is open to all patients aged 16 & over. 

Have we got your up to date contact details?  Please let us know as soon as anything changes.

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