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FLU VACCINATIONS We are offering the QUADRIVALENT flu vaccination. Which protects against 4 strains of the INFLUENZA VIRUS.

Flu vaccination drop in clinics happen on THURSDAY AFTERNOONS 1.30 till 5.00 through out October and November. We also offer Saturday morning clinics on 14th October and 11th November from 8.30 to 11.30.  You do not need an appointment for this drop in clinic. If you are eligible for other vaccinations such as Shingles or Pneuovac these may be given at the same time.

CHILDHOOD FLU VACCINATIONS. All children born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2015, or eligible patients who are under 18's that have a chronic disease can also have the nasal flu vaccination at the surgery. 

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please click here for more information on how to order your repeat prescription. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO EMAIL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. This is due to the fact that the email address is not secure and should not be used for patient sensitive information.

Emergency Treatment after RTA's.

If you are seen at the surgery for emergency treatment after a road traffic accident you will be required to pay a fee of £21.30 which can be claimed back under the drivers insurance, see the main page for Further Information 

YELLOW FEVER CENTRE

We are now a Yellow Fever Centre and can offer Yellow Fever vaccinations to anyone who requires this.  You do not have to be a patient here to receive a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the nurse. The cost is £59.59 - this is for the vaccination and the certificate, payable in cash only at reception

UPCOMING CLOSURE DAYS

We will be closed on the following Bank Holidays in 2017:- 25th December, 26th December.

Click here for a full list of days the Surgery will be closed.

OOH SERVICE HAS CHANGED

The Out Of Hours service (OOH) has changed. Please call 111. Click here for more information.

SYSTMONLINE IS NOW ACTIVE

Please click here for more information. 

Appointments

circled_dayWe offer a variety of appointments (subject to availability): 

Up to 3 days – various appointments released every week.

24 hour bookable - There is an access surgery every morning and this can be booked 24 hours in advance 

Urgent on the Day – An urgent surgery is available every morning from 08:00 and every afternoon. Appointments for the afternoon surgery are bookable from 13:30.  Please note that these appointments are for urgent problems that cannot wait only and may be with one of our highly-skilled Prescribing nurses or with a GP. In order to ensure that you are being seen by the appropriate clinician you will asked for a brief indication of the need for the appointment e.g. urinary problems etc. You will not be be required to go into any further detail. Please be reassured that all our staff are fully trained in confidentiality. Please note these appointments are available to be booked though patient partner (automatic phone system) or online from 7:00.

Saturday morning surgeries - these are held on the second saturday every month bookable in advance. We offer routine appointments with doctors, chronic disease management appointments with the nurse specialist and asthma/COPD appointments with the asthma nurse.

Surgery attendance is by appointment only and the earlier you call us on the day the more choice we can offer for your appointment time. Contact the surgery on 01604 670780 to book your appointment. Phone lines are open from 08:00. Alternatively you may register for our on online service. 

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU WISH TO SEE A DOCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE PLEASE TELL THE RECEPTIONIST - WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO ASSIST BUT AT BUSY TIMES YOU MAY HAVE TO WAIT A COUPLE OF WEEKS OR MORE. HOWEVER, URGENT CASES CAN USUALLY BE SEEN THE SAME DAY BUT NOT NECESSARILY WITH THE DOCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE.  

Prescribing Nurses

The prescribing nurses run minor illness clinics and you may be offered an appointment in one of these clinics.

Doctors' appointments are primarily for new problems and continuing reviews are carried out by our nurses. In order that you are given an appointment for the appropriate clinic the receptionist may ask you some basic questions. The information you give is treated in the strictest confidence.

Cancellations

Please be punctual for your appointment – there is no guarantee that you will be seen if you are more than 10 minutes late. Unfortunately many patients fail to keep their arranged appointments.  If you are unable to attend, please contact us to cancel so that the appointment is not wasted.

 
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