Please remember to provide your updated contact details to the surgery if these change.
As you know, Dr Kestur has now left our practice which means we have allocated a new named GP for those patients previously registered with Dr Kestur. Please see the link below for information.
New named GP for the patients of Dr Kestur
Named Accountable GP
In 2014/15 all patients aged 75 and over were allocated a named accountable GP.
By June 2015 all patients (including children) will be allocated a named, accountable GP. The named accountable GP's role will be to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required for their patients based on the clinical judgment of the named accountable GP.
If you wish to know who is your named accountable GP, please contact the surgery.
You are still able to book appointments with any GP of your choice. However, if you have a preference for a particular GP to be your named GP, we will try and accommodate this where possible.
Treat Yourself Better
Treat yourself better with Pharmacist Advice, a new winter campaign which encourages people to treat winter ailments themselves and seek advice from the pharmacist to help reduce unnecessary visits to the GP and A&E.
It is supported by a number of professional organisations including NHS England and Department of Health.
For more information please visit www.treatyourselfbetter.co.uk
Treat yourself better 2014 Leaflet.pdf
Please register at the surgery for Patient Access for on-line facilities
For some time patients have been able to book appointments with the doctors and order their repeat prescriptions on-line. From 1st April 2016 patients are able to access their on line medical record which will include information relating to blood tests results and consultations.
If you are interested in this service please let us know and we will explain the process and what you need to do. Patients do need to be verified to access this service and it will ususally require a discussion with your GP, usually during a consultation.
If you are not currently signed up for online services and would like to do so , again please speak to a receptionist who will provide you with the information needed to do this.
Are you eligible for the Shingles jab?
Try the shingles jab calculator to find out.
Click the link below...
The current eligible cohorts are as follows:
- patients aged 70 years, on or after their 70th birthday
- patients aged 78 years, on or after their 78th birthday
- patients who were eligible for immunisation in the previous programme years but have not yet been vaccinated against shingles.
- anyone in their 70s who was born on or after 2/9/1942
- 79 year olds (until their 80th birthday).
What is Shingles?
Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) is caused by the reactivation of an infection of a nerve and the area of skin that it serves, resulting in clusters of painful, itchy, fluid-filled blisters. These blisters can burst and turn into sores that eventually crust over and heal. These blisters usually affect an area on one side of the body, most commonly the chest but sometimes also the head, face and eye.
For more information regarding the Shingles disease and vaccination please follow the link below: