We have a new GP working at the Practice. Her name is Dr Jessica Lord and she works Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
WE HAVE CONTRACTED A PHARMACY TEAM TO WORK WITH US. THEY ARE CALLED FIRZA. THEY MAY CONTACT YOU BY PHONE, FROM A DIFFERENT TELEPHONE NUMBER THAN OURS, AND THEIR PURPOSE IS TO UNDERTAKE MEDICATION REVIEWS. THEY WILL NOT ASK YOU FOR ANY DETAILS ABOUT YOUR BANKING, YOUR HOUSEHOLD INCOME ETC., THEY ARE GENUINE AND WORKING ON OUR BEHALF.
For Surgery closures please go to the Opening Times page and click on the surgery closures tab.
COVID VACCINATIONS: PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT, AT PRESENT, WE ONLY KNOW FIND OUT WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH COVID VACCINATIONS AT THE SAME TIME THAT YOU HEAR ABOUT IT IN THE MEDIA. WE HAVE ALREADY MOVED THROUGH THE PRIORITY GROUPS FOR VACCINATING AND ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON GROUP 4. ARRANGEMENTS FOR VISITING THE HOUSEBOUND ARE STILL IN DISCUSSION BUT WE HOPE THIS WILL BE DELIVERED VERY SHORTLY. PLEASE BE ASSURED WE ARE RINGING ALL PATIENTS TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENTS. IF WE LEAVE YOU A MESSAGE, PLEASE RING US BACK. IF WE TRY YOU BY TELEPHONE TWICE, WE WILL WRITE TO YOU.
FLU VACCINATIONS: THERE ARE STILL SOME FLU VACCINATIONS LEFT. PLEASE DO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT.
FROM TUESDAY 31ST MARCH 2020 THE SURGERY DOORS WILL BE CLOSED AND WE WILL NOT SEE ANY "WALK-IN'S". ONLY PRE-ARRANGED AND TRIAGED PATIENTS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING. IF YOU NEED US, WE ARE HERE, BUT PLEASE DO RING FIRST ON 01277 658117. IF YOU TURN UP WITHOUT CONTACTING THE SURGERY FIRST, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN. THIS IS SO WE CAN PROTECT OUR CLINICIANS AND STAFF TO ENABLE US TO CONTINUE PROVIDING A SERVICE TO YOU THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.
This site provides up to date advice and gives you access to the NHS 111 online tool for checking symptoms.
PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY TO ASK QUESTIONS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS
Did you know that you can now self-refer to Physiotherapy without the need to see a GP first. If you think you have a problem that could be managed by a physiotherapist then please call 01268 904102 to seek support. There is an inclusion and exclusion criteria to self-referring and this can be found by clicking here Self Referral to Physiotherapy
PHONE LINES: Our phone lines are busiest between 8 am and 9 am. During these times you could experience up to a 10 minute wait. If you are not ringing for an on the day/emergency appointment you may find it easier to ring later in the day or use the online service.
DISPOSAL OF SHARPS BINS: With effect from 1st July 2017: Do you have a sharps bin at home, if so, you must contact your local council to arrange disposal of this as the Practice will no longer accept them on the premises.
CARERS: Are you caring for a patient here. If so we would like to record this on their record, with their consent. Please complete our carers registration form and bring this into the surgery for registration. Carers Form
PATIENT NEWSLETTER: Please read our newsletter Patient News
The Shingles vaccination programme runs from 1st September to 31st August in each year. To find out if you qualify for a shingles vaccination please contact one of our Reception team
Students going to university for first time are eligible for the MEN ACWY vaccination. This is an important vaccination to have and, if you think you qualify, please ring reception to confirm and book an appointment.