It comes amid concerns that fewer people are seeing their GPs during the coronavirus pandemic.
The campaign, coupled with the “#HelpUsHelpYou” social media hashtag, is urging people not to put-off seeing their doctors if they have health concerns.
A poster released by the two CCGs says that GPs have adopted new ways of working to keep people safe.
The poster explains:
- If you have a medical concern, do not put off contacting your GP.
- To reduce the need to visit your GP practice you can use their online facility (EConsult or EMIS Triage) to securely send medical requests.
- GP practices are offering different types of appointments depending on your health concern.
- You will be offered a phone appointment first.
- You may also be offered an online appointment. This is a consultation or video call over the internet with a GP or healthcare professional.
- If you need to be seen face to-face, you will be offered an appointment at the practice.
If you do have a face-to-face appointment with your GP, the poster asks that you wear a mask, adhere to social distancing, and use hand sanitisers provided on-site.