News and important notices

You Said – We Listened….. Telephones

We know there hasn’t been a lot of love for our telephone system – lots of you have told us that the queue facility wasn’t good enough and that you frequently got cut off after waiting for over 20 minutes. Looking for a solution to these problems we have been in negotiations with our current… Continue Reading You Said – We Listened….. Telephones

Covid – Spring Vaccinations

The practice started offering the spring COVID-19 vaccinations yesterday. COVID is more serious in older people and in people with certain underlying health conditions. For these reasons, people aged 75 years and over, those in care homes, and those aged 18 years and over with a weakened immune system are being offered a spring booster… Continue Reading Covid – Spring Vaccinations

Pharmacy First – Prescription-only medicines without the need to see a GP

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

Covid/Flu Vaccination Clinic – Saturday 7th October

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.

Adult Flu & Covid Vaccinations

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

National shortage of GLP-1 Receptor Agonist medications (semaglutide, dulaglutide and liraglutide)

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)

ATT: Parents of Perins School students signed up to the Costa Rica school trip in October 2023.

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.

Covid-19 Spring Booster Programme

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

We are now a Veteran friendly practice

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

Patient Survey 2022 – Results!

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:❗️