Over the coming weeks an organisation called Provide will be contacting a number of our patients to confirm their current smoking status, and to provide stop smoking support as appropriate. Please be assured that this work is being undertaken on behalf of the surgery
Please book in for your flu jabs if you are eligible.
As the weather declines we are seeing an increased number of patients with upper respiratory infections. Almost all of these are VIRAL in nature and not BACTERIAL, and therefore ANTIBIOTICS WILL NOT HELP.
Before making an appointment to see a doctor, please try cold and flu remedies from your pharmacy, drink plenty of fluids and keep warm. It can sometimes take a week to 10 days for symptoms to improve. Your local pharmacist will be happy to advise and, of course do contact the surgery if symptoms worsen or you remain concerned.
If you are a patient on one of our ‘at risk’ registers, or are over the age of 65, and have not already done so, please make an appointment for your flu vaccination.
Friends and Family Test
A total of 227 appointments were wasted in January 2017, totaling 54 hours:
- 132 GP appointments (equivalent to 23 hours)
- 95 nurse appointments (equivalent to 31 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it - this time wasted could have been offered to other patients.