News and important notices
📌 Please be aware that the surgery will be closed from 12.30pm Wednesday 28th February for TARGET training, we will reopen 8am Thursday 29th February, please contact 111 if your medical need cannot wait until we reopen 📌 https://111.nhs.uk/
Pharmacy First will enable community pharmacists to supply prescription-only medicines, including antibiotics and antivirals where clinically appropriate, to treat seven common health conditions without the need to visit a GP. The 7 conditions are: -Sinusitis -Sore throat -Earache -Infected insect bite -Impetigo (a bacterial skin infection) -Shingles -Uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women. For further… Continue Reading Pharmacy First – Prescription-only medicines without the need to see a GP
We wish everyone a very happy Christmas – please make sure you have sufficient supplies of your usual medications to last over the holiday period which you can order in a number of ways; • In person at the surgery • By post • Via the NHS App or Patient Access (https://www.patientaccess.com/) The surgery will… Continue Reading Christmas & New Year
There is a Farmers Market this Saturday (1st Saturday of the month) in the car park of the Watercress Line & it is also Apple Day. Please take this into account when attending your pre-booked appointment. It is best to attend on foot or lift share as parking will be at a premium. Thank you.
NHS England have brought forward the Flu and Covid Autumn Vaccination Programme. We have started to invite patients who are eligible for flu and covid vaccinations this autumn. We are sending invitations via text message and the message contains a link to book your appointment. Just one appointment is needed for both vaccinations. If you… Continue Reading Adult Flu & Covid Vaccinations
There is currently a national shortage of GLP-1 Receptor Agonist medications (semaglutide, dulaglutide and liraglutide). The supply issue is expected to continue until mid 2024. During this time patients may not be able to obtain their medication or may be issued a lower dose. Our apologies. Patients who are prescribed these medications will receive direct… Continue Reading National shortage of GLP-1 Receptor Agonist medications (semaglutide, dulaglutide and liraglutide)
We have had a number of enquiries from parents of students going on a trip to Costa Rica with Perins School regarding travel vaccinations. Unfortunately we require a minimum of 12 weeks notice to organise travel vaccinations & we are unable to guarantee any appointments due to limited staffing & availability. Parents can contact private… Continue Reading ATT: Parents of Perins School students signed up to the Costa Rica school trip in October 2023.
In the next few days we will be starting to invite patients for their Covid spring booster vaccination. The speed of the vaccination programme is limited by the vaccine deliveries which is why we are working through the cohorts in order, starting with patients in residential care homes. We will contact patients by text message… Continue Reading Covid-19 Spring Booster Programme
Announcing our Armed Forces veteran friendly GP practice accreditation! We are pleased to announce that we are now registered as a veteran friendly GP practice. This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and… Continue Reading We are now a Veteran friendly practice
We carried out a short survey in November 2022 and we are pleased to present the results. Firstly, there were five questions and the findings from those are as follows: 68% of respondents reported that they were satisfied or very satisfied with being able to book an appointment of their choice. 4% of respondents felt… Continue Reading Patient Survey 2022 – Results!
Due to exceptionally high demand & staff absences, we have made the difficult decision to only deal with urgent queries & that we are unable to deal with any routine enquiries until the New Year, during this time we will also be suspending our eConsult service. Therefore we request you call us ONLY if you… Continue Reading ❗️IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION:❗️
Dear Patients, As the winter and colder weather sets in we wish to highlight the services available to help you. Our staff are working above and beyond to try and cope with the huge increase in demand that we are experiencing. On average over the last few months we have seen around 220-230 urgent care… Continue Reading ❗️IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION:❗️