BGPA Services Update regarding COVID-19

Please see below for information on BGPA Services:

ATTENDING BGPA FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS

All patients and visitors to NHS Services must wear a face covering at all times. This includes hospitals, community clinics and GP services. Evidence has confirmed that face coverings can help reduce the risk of transmission if you are suffering from coronavirus, but not showing symptoms.

The government has set out advice for people on how to make their own face coverings easily at home, using scarves or other textile items. These face coverings should cover the mouth and nose, whilst allowing the wearer to breathe comfortably and can be as simple as a scarf or bandanna that ties behind the head to give a snug fit.

Please wash your hands or use hand sanitiser before putting on a face covering and after taking it off. Please avoid touching your face covering whilst wearing it to avoid transmission of the virus.

If you attend an appointment without a face covering, you will be provided with a face mask in an emergency.

For some, wearing a face covering may be difficult, and therefore all other measures will be considered and introduced e.g. social/physical distancing, timed appointments; being seen immediately and not kept in waiting room. Individual risk assessments will be undertaken where requires; for example, young children, patients with mental health and learning disabilities.

COVID-19 Patient Hub:

BGPA are supporting Bromley Patients with Covid-19 who have been assessed as needed to be seen by a GP, by operating a Covid-19 patient hub. Appointments will be booked by the Bromley Community Covid Management Service following triage by a clinician. Please note patients are not able to book appointments themselves into our hub.

Access Hubs:

The GP Access Hubs will assess patients via video consultation and face to face appointments are available if clinically necessary. Your practice can refer you to this service but please note that all referrals are triaged.

Phlebotomy:

Our Phlebotomy clinics are still running. If you require an urgent phlebotomy appointment, then telephone us on 0203 930 0245.

We have set up a new drive in Phlebotomy clinic in the Beckenham Beacon Hospital. Click here for more information on the drive in service.

Dermatology:

All Dermatology appointments are available via consultations. Face to face appointments are available for minor surgery procedures.

Vasectomy: 

Vasectomy counselling appointments are being offered by telephone. A counselling appointment is necessary prior to have the surgery.

Appointments for the Vasectomy procedure are now up and running again.

Health Checks:

All Health Check clinics are closed until further notice.

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