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Keep your details up to date
Please do update your contact details (box at the bottom of screen) with home and mobile. You will receive appointment reminders and occasional requests for information by text

Blood tests now available
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 08:30 to 10:00. Book your appointment at reception

Budgets
Patients are quite rightly getting more and more frustrated at not getting what they want, when they want it! Please be assured that we are your advocates and we act in your best interests. But we do have to prescribe cost-effectively, and refer for medical reasons when we can't manage your problem, not simply for your peace of mind. You will not find a GP practice these days which will oblige your every wish without discussion!

Photo ID you may be asked for a photo for our records. This reduces problems where patients are mistaken for each other when they consult another GP within the practice. 

Sickness Certficates The first 7 days of sickness do not require a certificate from your GP. If your employer insists on a sickness form, complete a Self Certification form, which can be found here

 

Out-of-Hours

(between 6.30pm and 8.00am Monday-Friday, weekends & Bank Holidays)

Out of hoursIf you are in urgent need of medical help or advice when the surgery is closed then you need to call 111.  All calls are answered by a controller and then passed to the appropriate service (NHS Direct, District Nurses, Community Mental Health Services, Social Services or an out of hours GP), for assessment.  If you need a doctor your call will be routed to Sumerdoc, a local service provided by local GPs.  

Details of your problem will be requested by a telephone operator and a doctor will then call you back.  The doctor may offer you advice on the phone or you may be asked to attend a local primary care centre.  If the doctor feels it is necessary, a home visit will be offered

All calls to the GP emergency service (and this surgery) may be recorded for your safety, and confidentiality is maintained at all times.  Details of your consultation will be sent to your own GP to assist in continuing care.  Information may be used anonymously to train doctors and for audit purposes to monitor the service and improve standards.  If you do not wish your information to be used for these purposes, please inform the telephone receptionist.

 
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