****Additional Appointment Times****
We are helping the local health community by providing additional appointment slots to support winter pressures.
Monday 18.30 PM to 20.00 PM
Friday 18.30 PM to 20.00 PM
These appointments are a mixture of routine (book in advance) and same day urgent and can be booked during the usual surgery times. These will continue until March 2018 with a week's gap in February (for half term).
Seasonal Flu and Winter Illnesses
There are a lot of colds, coughs and other illnesses about and although these are unpleasant and uncomfortable many can be managed with self-help:
- keeping warm and staying at home rather than struggling to get to work
- keeping well hydrated with plenty of fluids, hot drinks, water, juices and soups etc
- using simple over the counter medicines available from your local pharmacist who will give you advice and recommend remedies that can ease symptoms
If you feel that you need to see a GP then it would help us to help you if when asked that you give us some details of your urgent problem then we can offer you the most appropriate appointment with either the GP or the prescribing nurse.
If you are well at present then perhaps this is the time to consider having your flu jab. The receptionists will be able to tell you if you are eligible for a free one or will recommend that you go to a pharmacists who would charge a small fee.
We welcome new patients to the surgery. Registration is easy and you can often see a GP or the nurse very quickly for a new patient check. Pop into surgery with some ID to register. For further information please see the new patient tab above.
Care Quality Commission – Inspection Report
We are now received the report we are 'good' thoughout the inspection areas. We continue to work hard to improve our standards.
It is now possible to book, view and cancel your doctor's appointment online and order repeat medication online.
Before you can start using this online service you need to obtain a user name and log in from Reception. Once they have given you a printout containing these details you can book an appointment by clicking on the links on the relevant pages, this will then re-direct you to the SystmOne online service.
Named Accountable GP
Dr Azim Khan is the named accountable GP but of course patients can see any of our other GPs.
Over the counter Medicines (March 2017)
The local Clinical Commissioning Group has asked local surgeries to ask patients if they might be prepared to buy over the counter medicines such as simple painkillers or items easily and cheaply bought at the pharmacy rather than having them on a prescription. Your GP may ask you about this at a consultation if the GP feels that this might work for you.
New Practice Manager
Ruth Cutler is the new practice manager and works 4 morning a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.