Due to COVID-19 pandemic you will be aware that many services have been postponed or delayed. GP surgeries across the borough are gradually now returning to normality with routine services opening up again. As surgeries open up to routine services there will be a significant number of patients who need to see practice staff to assess their illness or have tests which will affect their treatment plans.
Although we recognise your desire to have antibody levels checked we have to prioritise the needs of patients who are ill or need the surgeries input to manage their treatment plan. The antibody test may have social impact for yourself in terms of what you feel you can or cannot do but we must reinforce the key message that social distancing and hand washing are still key to minimising COVID-19 spread.
The surgery will provide COVID-19 antibody testing where there is available capacity but due to the reasons mentioned above your GP may not be able to comply with your request where there is demand for other services.
Dr M Jiva MBE
GP and LMC CEO