Christmas and New Year Closures - 2017
The practice will close for the festive season at 6pm on Friday 22nd December and will re-open on Wed 27th December at 8am. We will close again at 6pm on Friday 29th December and will re-open again on Wed 3rd January at 8am. When we are closed if you need urgent medical attention or advice please call NHS 24 on 111.
When we re-open between Christmas and New Year we will be extremely busy with patients who need to be seen more urgently. Therefore, if you need to make a routine appointment to see a GP or Nurse we advise that you make this before we close on the 22nd or after the New Year.
Please remember to order your repeat medication in plenty of time. We advise that you order no later than Tuesday 19th December to ensure that we have time to process your prescription request and the chemist of your choice has sufficient time to get your medication ready.
We wish you all a happy festive season and health and happiness for the New Year.
All those who are entitled under the NHS to receive a flu immunisation this year should now have had a letter inviting them to one of our two Saturday morning clinics. If you were unable to attend either of these clinics and missed our catch up slots in November you can ask the GP or Nurse to give you the jab if you already have an appointment booked with them but please do not make an appointment with them purely for the immunisation. Specific appointments can be made with our Health Care Assistant but we cannot guarantee we can offer an appointment immediately - you may have to wait a week or so. Alternatively if you need the jab more urgently most community pharmacists can do this for you but they do make a small charge.
If you did not receive a letter of invitation but believe you are entitled to the immunisation on the NHS please telephone reception for further advice.
Minor Ailment Service - The Role of Community Pharmacy
You may not necessarily need a GP appointment. Speak to your Community Pharmacist first who can provide advice and remedies for a huge range of ailments. Wart treatment, calpol and head lice treatment can be provided without the need to see your GP.
Children and some adults can be provided with a range of treatments for which there is no charge.
Drop into your local Community Pharmacy to see what services they can provide.
Trying to get an appointment? - 400 appointments lost in the last three months
Every three months we loose around 400 appointments as patients book them but then fail to show up without letting us know they wish to cancel. This is a staggering 7 weeks of GP and Nurse time over the course of a year. Help us to help you. Your unwanted appointment could be used by someone else if you let us know. Please protect your NHS and use its services wisely.