Changes to Appointment System 31/10/16
The GP’s are trying a new system for patients asking for an urgent appointment, where a GP will ring you back in the morning and discuss your symptoms and plan how best to help you.
They also want to tighten up their personal list system. Patient’s should be booked in with their own GP whenever possible, for both telephone and routine appointments unless their own GP is away from surgery. This is for continuity of care.
FLU SEASON – APPOINTMENTS START 19/9/16
Don’t underestimate the risks of FLU. The Department of Health recommends you have a flu vaccination if you are:
Aged 65 or over
Or have a long term condition of Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Heart conditions, Immune system, Spleen condtions. If you are unsure if you fit the criteria please ask the reception/admin team.
The Clinics start on 16/9/16 so please make an appointment. There are clinics on most days at various times or you can just drop in to see if an appointment is available when the clinics are operational
Text Messaging Service
We now have the facility to be able to text you to remind you when your appointment is. If you would like to benefit from this services please ensure your mobile telephone number is up to date with the reception/admin team and we can text you when you book an appointment
Telephone Prescription Ordering
Telephone prescription requests will only be accepted from housebound patients, terminally ill patients and patients aged 75 years and over (please see ‘News’ page for full information and alternative ways to order). If you are in one of these categories please telephone the main surgery number on 01642 613331 between the hours of 10.30am – 12 noon or 2pm – 5pm.
For a test result please ring the main surgery number 01642 613331 between 2pm – 5pm weekdays.
If you are on regular repeat medicines - you may be interested in the Electronic Prescription Service. Further information is available in this leaflet: