We welcome new patients from our practice area. Get a health check when you register.
Our in-house dispensary can supply medicines for all patients who do not live within a mile of a local pharmacy.
SERVICES & CLINICS
We have a full range of services for patients with long-term conditions and special requirements
Order prescriptions, make appointments, view your records and get a consultation with a doctor or nurse
New Restrictions from Thursday 5th November 2020:
Patients are reminded that we are continuing with telephone triage and will call patients for examination at the surgery only when the Doctor feels that this is clinically appropriate and necessary.
All other standard appointments, such as blood tests, flu jabs, cervical smears, dressings etc. are continuing throughout and do not need to be cancelled.
Advice regarding 'Shielding':
'Shielding employment support' stopped as of end of August 2020.
Patients wishing to work from home need to discuss this with their employers, not with the practice or any of the clinicians here.
GPs will not be writing letters for patients to give to their employers or other 3rd parties regarding shielding.
Any patients who are in the 'extremely vulnerable' groups should continue to be careful and follow the advice from NHS online or the Government website.
As from Monday the 15th June, visitors and patients will be expected to wear face coverings at all times whilst visiting the surgery with the following exceptions: Children under the age of 11 People with disabilities Those with breathing difficulties Those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading
New patients We welcome new patients in our area. Get a health check when you register
Diabetic Eye Screening: Important Notice about Diabetic Eye Screening
The National Diabetic Eye Screening Team have recently issued guidance to restart screening for all in a phased approach. Our Restoration Plan has been agreed with the local NHS England and NHS Improvement Commissioners and we are very pleased and eager to start screening once again.
We will invite people to screening appointments in the following order:
Invite over next few weeks and months - those who are pregnant, under digital surveillance, newly diagnosed, had background retinopathy at last appointment (R1M0) or Did Not Attend their last appointment.
Next Year - Those who at their last appointment had no retinopathy or maculopathy (R0M0) are at much lower risk of developing diabetic retinopathy.
Should you notice any severe changes to your sight in the meantime, please telephone your local Hospital Eye Department or A&E.
The Bookings Team will be in touch to rearrange all other appointments once screening resumes.
Thank you for your patience.
Latest information regarding flu vaccination clinics
Due to restrictions connected with infection control and social distancing, this year our flu vaccination clinics will be taking a different form.
Some of these clinics will be operating on Saturdays in a 'drive-through' basis in our car park. We have devised a circular route in and out which will be manned by 4 vaccinations stands, each with 1 clinician and 1 administrator. Marshalls will direct cars to the next available clinician as they drive in. The vaccination will be given whilst the patient remains in the car, and then the marshalls will direct the car to the exit.
In order to do this in the most productive way, and to ensure as many people are vaccinated as possible, in a covid-safe way, we will be asking for patients to have their vaccination arm ready for the clinician. This means it will need to be bare at the very top of your arm as the injection needs to go into the top muscle. All car occupants will need to wear masks or face coverings.
A few other clinics will take the form of a walk-through the surgery on weekdays - however, these will be on a one-in, one-out basis, so patients will need be required to queue outside the building and be prepared for inclement weather when invited to these clinics.
Patients do not need to contact the surgery to book an appointment as we will be sending either a text or letter informing them of their appointment time in the next few weeks. If you cannot attend on the date & time given, only then will you need to contact the surgery, and we will endeavour to allocate another day, however, please understand, this may not be until November.
Please note that, for those patients aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine. No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical 'at risk' group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
If you are in an eligible group and have not yet been contacted by the surgery regarding your flu vaccination, please call to book an appointment. If you do not wish to have a vaccination this year, but fall into one of the eligible groups, please call to decline in order for us to allocate the vaccine to another patient.
Those people aged 50-64 who do not fall into an eligible group, but who would like a vaccine, should call the surgery in early December to book an appointment.
We have changed the location for medication collections. We will now be issuing medications via the window at the rear of the surgery. For any patients who normally collect their medications from our Dispensary - please park at the front of the building and then follow the signs to make your way to the left & rear of the building.