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CORONA VIRUS - COVID-19 UPDATE

MAY 2020

Due to current concerns with regards to Coronavirus (Covid-19) with effect from Monday 16th March we will be operating on a telephone triage system only. All pre-bookable appointments have now been taken off the system and we are unable to offer you a face to face appointment on the day without telephone triage first.

If you have a clinical need to be seen by a doctor or nurse please telephone the surgery from 8:30am and the receptionist will put your name on a call-back list for a clinician from the practice to call you back. Due to high volume of calls expected, we might not be able to give you an accurate time for the call back.  

Attendance for the blood clinic will be screened and only those who are well and not displaying signs of respiratory illness would be seen.

Please do not come to the practice unless you have been first contacted by a doctor to attend otherwise we will not be able to see you. Please ensure, you are attending on your own where possible unless there is a need for your carer to attend.

If you need to order a prescription, please use either patient access, our webpage or post the prescription into the letter slot beside front door in Yapton Surgery and along side of the building in Middleton Surgery.  For any patient that does not at present have a nominated pharmacy, for patients living north of A259 the prescription will be sent to Yapton Pharmacy, next door to the Yapton Surgery for you to collect. For patients living south of A259, your prescription will be sent to Lloyds Pharmacy across the road from Middleton surgery. If you do not have patient access, please call our reception teams and they will be able to assist you in setting your own personal log in.

We regret that we have had to take these precautions but it is for the safety of your fellow patients and the staff.

We will notify you ASAP if any changes to this policy occur.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.

To find latest information about Governments action plan for COVID19 please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-action-plan

The government has announced that we are moving out of the contain phase and into delay, in response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The UK Chief Medical Officers have now raised the risk to the UK from moderate to high.

As per the current advice, the most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves remains washing their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Make sure you cough or sneeze into a tissue, put it in a bin and wash your hands.

Travel and contact history are no longer important for diagnosis, which is on the basis of symptoms alone. If people who have travelled do not have symptoms they do not need to stay at home, regardless of their travel history.

We are asking anyone who shows certain symptoms to self-isolate for 7 days, regardless of whether they have travelled to affected areas. This means we want people to stay at home and avoid all but essential contact with others for 7 days from the point of displaying mild symptoms, to slow the spread of infection.

The symptoms are:

a high temperature (37.8 degrees and above)

a new, continuous cough

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online at 111.nhs.uk. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999

If advice for you is to self-isolate, you can find more information about this on https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-people-with-confirmed-or-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection

Doctors

Partners

Dr Tej Bansil (m)

Dr Bansil joined the Practice after completing his training locally in April 2014. Dr Bansil specialises in the treatment of patients with diabetes and is the Practice'st Child Safeguarding lead GP. He also runs joint injection clinics.


From 1st July 2016, Dr Bansil became the CQC registered manager and is Senior GP Partner of the Practice.


Conflict of interest declaration -  Dr Bansil, is also Clinical Director Regis Primary Care Network (PCN) - Rural Neighbourhood.

Dr Mark Sidney (m)

Dr Sidney is the Practice's Adult Safeguarding GP. He is also the Practice's lead for the care of elderly patients and those receiving palliative care.


He is also our antibiotic lead GP.m


Dr Sidney qualified at St George’s Hospital in London in 2006. Following this, he worked at Worthing Hospital for two years in various specialties before moving to St Richard’s Hospital as an SHO. He started his GP training at the Cathedral Surgery in Chichester and then came to us here at Avisford on two occasions first as an ST1 and an ST2. Dr Sidney has an interest in military history and archery and enjoys walking his labrador (Chewy!).


After being a salaried GP for more than 3 years, he became a partner in the Practice from 1st of April 2016.

Other GP's

Dr Heather Beaumont (f)

Dr Beaumont joined the Practice in 2016 and runs clinics at both Yapton Surgery and Middleton Medical CentreHeather Beaumont. She also runs 6-week postnatal mother and baby checks. Dr Beaumont's interests include Women's Health: menopause, fertility and contraception including coils and implants.

Doctor Beaumont is currently on Maternity Leave

Dr Victoria Beattie (f)

Dr Beattie has been a GP in West Sussex for 15 years and sheVictoria Beattie currently divides her time between the practice and West Sussex CCG. Dr Beattie's interests include Women's Health: Contraception, menopause and fertility.

Dr Samantha Shepperd (f)

Dr Shepperd joined the practice in 2015. She runs clinics at both Samantha Shepperd

Yapton Surgery and Middleton Medical Centre.

Doctor Shepperd is now back at the surgery

Dr Katarzyna Lisowski (f)

Dr Lisowski joined the practice as a salaried GP in 2018.kasha

Dr Lisowski qualified from Cardiff University in 2010. After qualifying, she worked as a junior doctor in various specialities at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and St Richards Hospital, Chichester before moving on to General Practice training which she completed in 2018.

She holds clinics at both sites in Yapton and Middleton-on-sea.

She specialises in 6-week mother and baby checks.

Outside of work, Dr Lisowski enjoys orienteering, riding her mountain bike and running. ​

Dr Margaret Mansi (f)


Dr Mansi graduated in 2009 in Sudan, northern Africa.25


She has an MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) degree.


Dr Mansi loves general practice, but also has a huge interest in paediatrics and Women's Health.


In her spare time, Dr Mansi likes to stay active with swimming and


also likes to travel.

Dr Louise Patterson (f)

Dr Patterson is a Registrar who is completing her GP training in the Practice.l

She graduated in 2015 from Norwich Medical School and gained a MBBS MRCGP qualification.
Dr Patterson specialises in general practice
In her spare time, she likes to play hockey and go for long runs.
She owns a dog called Mara who she loves to take for long walks in the country.

Dr Patterson will be on Maternity Leave from 7th July 2020.

Dr Brenda Gorrie (f)

Dr Brenda Gorrie qualified in 1995 at St. Bartholomew's Medical College in London.b

Dr Gorrie carried out surgical training at the Membership of Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS).

Dr Gorrie has been studying general practice now for 18 years locally in Chichester, Littlehampton and now here.

In 2003, she qualified as a MRC GP.

She also has the following qualifications: BSC(hons), MBBS, MRCS, MRCGP, DRCOG and DFFP.

Dr Gorrie specialises in many different fields of the NHS; minor surgery, female health, dermatology, joint injections, contraception, coil fitting & removal, implants and mother and baby checks.

Regular Locum Doctors

Dr David Peters (m)

Dr David Peters is an ex-senior partner who now assists the Practice by keeping on top of NHS legislation and assisting with home visits.dav

Dr Peter Speer (m)

Dr Peter Speer is an ex-senior partner who now assists the Practice by helping out as a locum GP when needed.p

Dr Andoni Ansa (m)

Originally from Spain, Dr Andoni Ansa is one of our regular locum GPs. Dr Ansa has been seeing patients in the Practice for more than 18 years.
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