Over the coming weeks an organisation called Provide will be contacting a number of our patients to confirm their current smoking status, and to provide stop smoking support as appropriate. Please be assured that this work is being undertaken on behalf of the surgery
Please book in for your flu jabs if you are eligible.
As the weather declines we are seeing an increased number of patients with upper respiratory infections. Almost all of these are VIRAL in nature and not BACTERIAL, and therefore ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT HELP.
Before making an appointment to see a doctor, please try cold and flu remedies from your pharmacy, drink plenty of fluids and keep warm. It can sometimes take a week to 10 days for symptoms to improve. Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise and, of course do contact the surgery if symptoms worsen or you remain concerned.
If you are a patient on one of our ‘at risk’ registers, or are over the age of 65, and have not already done so, please make an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Friends and Family Test
A total of 190 appointments were wasted in February 2017, totaling 44 hours:
- 78 GP appointments (equivalent to 16 hours)
- 112 nurse appointments (equivalent to 28 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it - this time wasted could have been offered to other patients.