Doctors cancel appointments

Park Medical Practice at the University of Derby cancels all face-to-face appointments due to Coronavirus

Doctors in Derby will no longer be accepting face-to-face appointments due to Coronavirus.

The Park Medical Practice, which is based at the University of Derby, today announced it would not be seeing patients.

A statement from the practice said: “We have been instructed by NHS England to no longer accept face-to-face appointment booking.

“Therefore all appointment requests need to be via the telephone.

“This is to continue to minimise the spread of Coronavirus and protect both our patients and staff. If you do come the surgery to book an appointment you will be politely asked to leave and contact us via telephone.”

Patients will be offered either a telephone or triage appointment, patients will only be offered a face to face appointment if the GP feels it is necessary.”

But patients went on social media to complain about the decision. Here’s what they said:

However some people were happier than others…

With the situation and advice constantly changing it is not known what will happen next.

The Government is set to do daily media briefings from today and update its medical advice.

For more information and updates visit the NHS England here.