Ross sees how GPs have adapted to Covid restrictions

Moray MP Douglas Ross visited Moray Coast Medical Centre in Lossiemouth recently to congratulate the practice staff and GPs on the way they have supported patients during the Covid pandemic and their plans going forward as the current restrictions are lifted.

Douglas said: “It was really interesting to have a tour of the surgery and hear from the staff about how the Covid restrictions resulted in a complete change in the way they work. I know that all the medical practices in Moray have had to adapt to these unprecedented times and I want to thank everyone involved for ensuring that patients have continued to have access to medical services and advice.

“During my visit to the Moray Coast practice, they explained how 90 per cent of consultations are now done by phone, covering patients registered at Lossiemouth, Hopeman and Burghead, with the addition of online video so that a ‘face-to-face’ consultation can take place where necessary.

“I am so impressed by the dedication shown by the whole team at Moray Coast Medical Centre and it was great to be able to thank them for all the work they are doing to ensure that local people can still have access to the surgery, albeit in a different way.

“We are lucky in Moray that everyone working in GP surgeries in our towns and villages have adapted to the immense challenges that Covid-19 has presented and that patients are still being provided with fantastic care.”