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Appointments
Morning Surgeries start at 8:30am and afternoon surgeries at 2.00pm.  Appointments can be made by booking at reception, calling the surgery on 01598 753226 or via our online appointment booking system. Appointments are at ten minute intervals.

Telephone Advice
Sometimes a telephone call will avoid the need for a consultation. If you wish to speak to a doctor, please ask the receptionist to request that the doctor calls you back. It would be helpful if you could indicate the degree of urgency.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Latest News

TELEPHONE MESSAGE PROBLEM - Saturday 12th January 2019

Our phone message system is not working correctly at the moment.  So if you need urgent health advice over the weekend please phone NHS 111.  If your condition is life threatening then please dial 999.  999 is only to be used in emergency situations.  The surgery will be open as normal at 8am on Monday morning.  You will be able to phone the reception team as normal.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Staff Training and Closure Dates 

The surgery will be closed for staff training on the following dates and times. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Minor Injuries will remain Open as normal. 

Thursday 24th January—Closed between 1pm and 2pm

Wednesday 30th January—Closed from 12.30pm

Thursday 21st February—Closed between 1pm and 2pm

Thursday 21st March—Closed between 1pm and 2pm

 

For the latest Commissioning Bulletin please CLICK HERE

 

FLU CLINIC Winter 2018/2019

Flu Clinics have now finished.  However if you have not as yet had your vaccine please contact the Patient Services Team who will be able to advise you. 

If you are eligible for the FREE NHS Flu Vaccine please contact us to make an appointment.  We will not be sending out invitations so please do call even if you choose not to have it as we will code your record accordingly. 

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You are eligible to receive a FREE Flu Jab if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain medical conditions (see below)
  • Are very overweight
  • Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly ordisabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • Are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

 

Medical Conditions covered;

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis.
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Motor Neurone disease
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with your spleen – eg. sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.

 

Those who receive their invitation to have the Shingles or Pneumococcal Vaccine may also have this given at the same time as the Flu Vaccine. However if you are  entitled to all 3, a 2nd appointment at another date will be required for the 3rd vaccine as only a maximum for 2 can be given at one time.

 

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