The survey organised by the Patient Participation Group has now closed. We had over 300 responses and would like to thank those who participated. The feedback is currently being analyses and will be published in due course.
May Bank Holiday Closures
The Surgery will be closed on:
Monday 30th May 2016
If you need to speak to a GP when the surgery is closed please ring 111
All Patients now have a named, accountable GP, to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services.
Please ask a member of our Reception Team if you have not already been advised.
Please note that patients do not have to see their named GP when booking an appointment with the practice.
From 16th September 2015, prescriptions for non-dispensing patients can be sent to a preferred pharmacy electronically. This avoids the need for patients to attend the surgery to collect their scripts.
In order to start using this service, patients should register their interest with their preferred pharmacy or speak to our reception staff who can arrange this also.
As a service to patients the practice will now send text reminders to patients' mobile phones where patients have a booked appointment or telephone appointment.
Please ensure that the surgery has your current phone number.
From September 1 2015, the shingles vaccine is available to people aged 70 on that date and, as a catch up, to those aged 78.
In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the first two years of the programme but has not yet been vaccinated against shingles remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes:
- people aged 71 and 72 on 1 September 2015
- people aged 79 on 1st September 2015
Patients are invited to contact the surgery should they wish to have the shingles vaccine.
Anyone aged 80 and over is unsuitable to have the shingles vaccination on the NHS because, they say, it appears to be less effective in this age group.
'Friends & Family Test'
Please complete the 'Friends & Family' test (right hand column) - it consists of one question only and has been devised by the government as another way to 'rate' GP practices.
We will be very pleased to receive any comments you would like to make as these can be added at the foot of the page. All the results will be published.
In addition to Online appointments and repeat medication requests you can now view a summary of your record using online services. Once access has been requested we will send you a letter confirming the process, and attaching a consent form for completion. Please speak to one of our Reception team if you would like to register for Online services.
Young Persons Health Clinic
3:45pm to 4:00pm Mondays and Thursdays
- no appointment necessary
Ask for Sister Garside
(Term Time Only - BHS patients Only)
(Site updated 14/05/2016)