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​Snow disruption and practice closures

28 February 2018


If you are in a position where it is not practical to open your practice due to the weather conditions please be aware of the following:


  1. If possible, it will be better to have a local staff member at the practice to deal with patients who may need urgent or emergency care. They will be able to signpost patients.
  2. NHS practices must notify their Primary Care Organisation. Potentially you will be issued with a breach notice if you close the practice without notification.
  3. Signpost patients to an alternate provider and/or NHS 111. You can do this by updating both your website and phone line.
  4. If possible place a notice in the door to signpost patients on how they can access care whilst the practice is closed.

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