This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

CLOSED TO NEW REGISTRATIONS


With effect from Monday 1 August 2016 the surgery will be not be accepting any new registrations from patients moving into the area or wishing to transfer from another local surgery.


 We will still be accepting:


* New babies born to mums registered at the practice


* Students coming back from University to live with parents registered with the practice


* Temporary patients, who are staying for less than 2 weeks, with patients registered at the practice


This will last until a new partner joins the practice or for 12 months


Sadly our circumstances remain unchanged and an application is in place to extend the list closure for a further year



FLU VACCINATIONS



The Surgery is holding two flu vaccination 'drop in' clinics this year. They will run from 0830 - 1230 on the following dates.



Saturday 23rd September for patients aged 65 and over



Saturday 21st October for all other eligible patients including children.


Eligible = those patients in the 'high risk' groups detailed below.


Please note we will not have any childrens vaccinations available prior to this date



Both Flu clinics will be scheduled to run by surname order so please try to attend at the relevant time wherever possible. You don't need to book, just turn up.



A - C    0830 - 0900


D - F    0900 - 0930


G - I    0930 - 1000


J - L     1000 - 1030


M - O   1030 - 1100


P - R    1100 - 1130


S - U    1130 - 1200


V - Z    1200 - 1230




If you do not wish to have the flu vaccination this year please let us know so we can update your medical records.


 


You are Eligible for a flu vaccination if you are in one or more of the following high risk groups;


 


Those over 65 years of age and


Carers


Pregnant


Patients with any of the following: 


    Heart Disease


    Diabetes


    Suffered a stroke


    Significant Kidney or Liver Disease


    Chronic Bronchitis                                    


    Emphysema


    Significant Asthma


    Patients on Immune suppressing Drug


    E.g. Steroid tablets,methotrexate or Azathioprine.


    Patients with a BMI of over 40.


 

How To Get A Prescription

green_pill_spillIf you think you may need a prescription medicine, please speak to a receptionist who will arrange for a doctor to call you or make an appointment with the doctor if appropriate.  If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription after a telephone consultation. Please ask the receptionist.

** We are being encouraged to ask you to buy certain cheaper medicines and creams over the counter e.g. antihistamine, painkillers (including gels), antacids, decongestants, cough and cold treatments**

Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication.

We are allowed to dispense medication to patients who live in rural areas, or more than a mile from the nearest chemist. If you don't qualify for this service you must take your prescriptions to one of the community pharmacies. Ask us about registering for our dispensing service if you think you qualify.

How To Get A Repeat Prescription

Patients on regular treatment can request repeat prescriptions by telephone (01487 710980), by posting or delivering the computer request slip, or in person. Please try to phone repeat prescription requests after 11.00am and avoid Monday mornings.

You can also phone during the evening, night and weekends using our automated answerphone service. Requests received by 3.00pm will result in the medicine being ready to collect after 3.00pm two days later at the adjacent branch of Lloyds Chemists or the surgery. If you live more than one mile from a chemist, your medicines will be available from the dispensary in the Rainbow Surgery.

  If you are on a stable repeat set of medicines, you can leave your re-order sheets with us or the chemist, and we will automatically arrange a repeat supply for you every 4 weeks- you simply need to turn up to collect the medicines.

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website