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Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 12 noon on Wednesday 29th July 2020.  If you need GP support while we are closed, please telephone NHS 111.  We will reopen at 8 am on Thursday 30th July 2020.

Practice announcement:  We are sorry to inform you that Dr Okon will be leaving the practice at the end of August 2020 due to a change in her personal circumstances.  Dr Okon's last day at the surgery will be Thursday 13th August.  We will update on the arrangements being made to cover her post as this becomes available.

IMPORTANT:  If you are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment, please arrive wearing a mask or face covering (i.e. a scarf).  This is only optional for children under the age of 5.  We need to retain our surgical face masks for clinical staff as much as possible, so are grateful for our patients for abiding by this request.

My Care Record:  Privacy Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Addendum.  This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it supplements our main Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).  More information available here.

CORONAVIRUS: DO NOT WALK INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF STAFF. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND OTHERS

On line booking:  Please note that we have suspended all on-line appointment booking for the time being.  This is because on-line booking does not allow for triage/screening of appointments, so this has been necessary to safeguard both our patients and our staff.  Please accept our apologies for any difficulty this creates.

Repeat Prescriptions:  From 1st April 2020 you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions from your local pharmacy or via another third party.  Requests for repeat medication should be made direct to the surgery via any of the following options:

Please do speak to a member of the reception team if you have any queries regarding this change.

Coronavirus Information for the Public

For the latest information and advice please follow this link :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

This website also contains up-to-date advice for people returning from a specified list of countries, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas 

Extended access appoinments

Extended Access

 

GP and Nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evening and at the weekend.  To book an appointment, contact your Practice.  For more information, visit bit.ly/ExtendedAccess

Adult with cystitis symptoms?

If yes, please complete this questionnaire  and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle.

Missed Appointments

Patients did not attend for a total of 107 appointments in February 2020, which is equivalent to 26 hours of wasted time:
- 36 GP appointments (equivalent to 9 hours)
- 72 nurse appointments (equivalent to 16 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it, so that it can be offered to another patient.

Clinics & Services

pregnantOur specialist clinics are mostly run by our own nurses who have specific and ongoing training in that particular area.

Antenatal care

GP consultations are provided in normal surgery time. Care is shared with our attached midwives and with the ante-natal unit at the local hospital.

Midwife Clinic

Run on weekly basis, this clinic is attended by our attached midwives.

Asthma

asthmaAsthma appointments can be made with the trained Asthma Nurse.  They offer regular and thorough assessment of the condition and medication.

COPD

COPD clinics are open to those on the relevant disease register. They offer regular and thorough assessment of the condition and medication, including spirometry where necessary.

Cervical Smears

These should be booked with a trained nurse in preference to using doctor's appointments.

Child Development & Immunisation

These are multidisciplinary involving doctors and nurses.  Health Visitors are off site and can be contacted on 01245 396 855.

Contraceptive Services

contraceptionAppointments can be made with our Family Planning Nurses, who can advise on all available methods.  The GPs provide a service for the fitting and removal of both intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants.

Diabetes Checks

Annual physical assessments are done by our health care assistants(HCA). Patients are invited to book appointments in the month of their birth. This is just a physical check as our HCAs are not trained to give medical advice regarding diabetes. Your care is overseen by the GP in cooperation with the hospital clinics where applicable.

Hypertension

BP_reading1Helen Wallis runs this clinic to monitor patients on our hypertension register.

UTI Clinic

Are you an adult with cystitis symptoms? If yes, please complete this questionnaire questionnaire and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle.  A nurse will then contact you later that day.  

Smoking Cessation

You can seek guidance and support to five up smoking from the 'No Smoking Advisors Team'.  You can contact the team on 0800 085 2113 (free phone).  Alternatively you can get advice from visiting this website www.smokefree.nhs.uk

 

Travel vaccination

The Surgery offers a full travel vaccination service. Please see the travel information tab for more information. 

 

MALARIA

Prescriptions for Malaria and any other drugs that you only need because you are travelling eg antibiotics will be written on a private prescription for which there will be a charge of £15.

 

 

 

 

 
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