Latest Practice News

20th Oct

THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER - SURGERY CLOSURE

The surgery will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 22nd October for Staff training, and will reopen at 8am on Friday 23rd October.

 

The dispensary will remain open between 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm as usual.

2nd Oct

Dispensary and Flu Clinic Information

We have a series of designated flu clinics running throughout October and November for patients who are eligible for the flu vaccine. The flu clinics are by appointment only. Please ring the Surgery for an appointment. During these clinics, the Dispensary will remain open as usual, but please be aware that there will be a large volume of patients passing through the surgery.

Flu Clinics will be held on the following dates:

Group

Date

Time

Under 65's

Tuesday 20th October

4pm-5.30pm

Under 65's

Wednesday 28th October

2pm-5.30pm

Under 65's

Monday 2nd November

2pm-5pm

Under 65's

Tuesday 3rd November

4pm-5.30pm

Under 65's

Monday 16th November

2pm-5pm

Under 65's

Tuesday 17th November

4pm-5.30pm

Over 65's

Friday 16th October

9am-12.15pm

Over 65's

Friday 23rd October

9am-12.15pm

Over 65's

Friday 29th October

9am-12.15pm

 

The Dispensary opening hours are Monday – Friday 10am-12pm and 3pm-5pm

receptionist
12th Sep

Unprecedented amount of telephone calls

We are experiencing an unprecedented amount of telephone calls at the moment and our staff are doing their best to answer them quickly and efficiently. We are investigating the option of opening up another telephone line and having more staff to answer the calls. Please be patient and try our new online triage service EConsult to contact the surgery and you will get a response within 24 hours. Thank you 

covid
11th Sep

Covid testing

We are sorry that we cannot offer Covid testing. You will need to call 119 to book an appointment or visit the Government website to find out how to order a test.

Click here for the link for the government testing information

flu
7th Aug

FLU 2020/21

Over 65's

Thank you to all those who attended the Flu clinic on 26th September. Due to an unprecedented demand it was incredibly busy, and we would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding.

We have added extra clinics. Please see the section entitled Dispensary and Flu Clinic information for dates and times. The Flu Clinics are by appointment only. Please call the Surgery for an appointment. 

For further information regarding clinic's please continue to check our website.

Under 65's at risk


Please call the Surgery to book an appointment in one of our designated Flu Clinics if you are in an at risk group and have been contacted by letter or text.

If you are a household member or a carer of a shielded patient, you are eligible for the flu vaccination. Please contact Reception for an apppointment.

Please note that if you are aged between 50 and 64 and are not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. Thank you in advance for your patience, understanding and cooperation. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical at risk group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. 

Thank you

 

 

Face mask
7th Aug

Face coverings

Please wear a face mask or covering if you are entering the practice. This is to protect other patients and our staff.

Thank you

Pills
7th Aug

We are changing the way we recall patients for medication reviews.....

We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we are changing the way we recall patients for their medication and long term condition reviews. During these unprecedented times, we have had to reduce the number of patients coming into the surgery, and it has given us the opportunity to rethink how we can manage reviews more effectively.

Patients will now be recalled every year, in the month of their birthday. If you require any blood tests or checks, we will ask you to come in and have those, and then an appointment will be made with a GP, Clinical Pharmacist or Practice Nurse for your annual review. It may even be possible for the clinician to conduct the annual review over the telephone. This allows us to manage patient’s appointments in a better way, and also stops patients having to come into the surgery for multiple appointments if they don’t need to, which manages your time and safety more effectively. 

We hope you enjoy your birthday and look forward to seeing you at the surgery soon.

If you think you are due for a medication review before we contact you then please call us to check.