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SHORT STAFFED IN DISPENSARY

Due to sickness and staff holidays we are very short staffed in our Dispensary and may have to close the dispensary for collection of prescriptions at short notice, just for a few hours during the day.  You will still be able to contact the Dispensary either by telephone or email.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

FLU VACCINATIONS:     Flu vaccination appointments are now being booked for over 65's.  Please contact the surgery to arrange your appointment.

Overdue for an Asthma, COPD or Diabetic annual check?  Please call reception to book your telephone appointment 

Appointments Information - 

How To See Your Doctor

Appointments can be made by calling 01376 553415.  We ask that you try to make an appointment in advance whenever possible. Please remember to make a separate appointment for each person seen. A brief description of the problem will need to be given (please see note below).  Emergency appointments are available for urgent problems. Patients will suffer if the system is abused. If you cannot keep an appointment it is important that you please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer the appointment to another patient.

Booking Appointments by telephone

diaryWhen you contact the surgery to arrange an on the day appointment, you will be offered a telephone appointment to speak to a doctor the same day while appointments are still available. If an urgent appointment is needed on the day and all the appointments are booked you will be booked in for a telephone consultation with the Duty Doctor.   

We do have pre-bookable telephone appointments for Doctors, Registrars, Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses and the Clinical Pharmacist for those of you who want to plan ahead. 

The routine management of checking contraception, asthma, high blood pressure and diabetes will be streamlined. These appointments will be held with our Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses or Healthcare Assistants.  Some of these appointments are also available via telephone consultation.

Dr Ghosh, Dr Nissanthan, Dr Guhasuthan, Dr Manneh and Dr Granger's rooms are upstairs. If you are unable to manage the stairs, please tell let us know and we can arrange for the Doctor to see you downstairs.

Please note when you make an appointment you will be asked by a member of the Reception Team for a brief reason for making the appointment.  The reception team are trained to ask certain questions and are bound by the same confidentiality rules as Doctors.  This has been requested by the Doctors so that they can ensure all patients receive the appropriate level care and direct patients to see the most appropriate clinician.  

 
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