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Update for extremely vulnerable patients

Message from the Grove Medical Centre

“We have now been given the list of the most vulnerable patients who will be receiving the letter from the NHS this coming week regarding staying indoors and fully isolating. This is 229 patients out of the 12600 we look after. We understand this is a worrying time for everybody, but PLEASE would you refrain from phoning the surgery to ask if you are on the list. It means that those needing medical attention will struggle to get through. The 229 will be contacted. If you believe you fit the criteria in the link below and haven’t received a letter by 29th March then please contact us then”.

For details of the shielding policy including who is in this cohort of patients, please look here:

Fresh Fruit and Veg

We have arranged for a Fruit and Veg supplier to come to the village on Wednesdays between 13:00 and 14:00. He will be setting up outside Bridge Stores. This is a great way to buy your fresh fruit and veg, and support a local business.

This service will be in great demand over the next few months, so if we don’t use it, they will find others who will.

Obviously you will be required to adhere to the latest recommendations on social distancing when making your purchases.