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Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

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CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are still busy booking appointments for flu vaccinations.

Due to Covid-19 we are running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our second vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group arrived on 16th October, but we are not due to receive the vaccine for the Under 65 at risk group until the end of October at the earliest. We will continue dedicated vaccination clinics, primarily on Saturdays, throughout the autumn season.

All clinics will continue to be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book or enquire about a flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are experiencing a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we have tried to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups received an invite and were/will be vaccinated first.  We have sent invitations via email and/or text message to those eligible patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter has been sent via Royal Mail.

We are now able to offer flu vaccinations to the 50-64 age group.  We will be holding a further clinic on Saturday 12th December. Invitations will be going out very soon. Appointments can be requested via our Flu Line: 01794 885275 Monday to Friday between 09:00 & 16:00. We anticipate that the line will be very busy, so please bear with us

If you would like to register with us, please check first that you are within our Practice area, using the 'Practice Boundary' tab.

If you would then like to register with the Practice, please simply pop into Reception and collect the relevant registration pack.  The Reception team will be delighted to help you.

SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

Patients often mistakenly think that all healthcare professionals, in whatever setting - hospital, community staff etc - have access to their full medical records.  This is not the case without your specific consent.  The link below will take you to a leaflet explaining all about this, along with a consent form, to allow us to share your health record, in order to provide you with the best care possible.  If you would like us share your record, please print off this form, complete the consent section and hand it in to one of the Reception team and wee will enable sharing of your record, according to your wishes.

Sharing Your Record

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

The NHS is in changing times.  You have the opportunity  to influence the future of your local health care provision, through the Patient Participation Group (PPG).   The  Practice together with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) would like to establish a wider Patient Reference Group.  We are developing a virtual PPG, an email community that gives patients who cannot attend PPG meetings on a face to face basis, a method of feedback that will allow the Practice to effectively reach the broadest cross-section of our community.   This group would provide the feedback through occasional short surveys on the range and quality of services offered by the practice. This would only take a few minutes of your time.  If you would be willing to participate please would you let us have your email address. If you are joining the Practice, we would warmly welcome you to join our vPPG.

Please indicate on your registration form, that you would be interested in this group, and make sure that we have your email address.

 

 
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