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THE PRACTICE IS NOW BOOKING COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AS PER THE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE 

YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE INVITING YOU TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE SLOT AT

THE SUTTON TOWN HALL

PLEASE NOTE: THE SURGERY HAS RECENTLY STARTED SENDING TEXT MESSAGE INVITES FOR THE COVID VACCINE, KINDLY MAKE SURE THAT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER IS UP-TO-DATE TO RECEIVE THESE INVITES. 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL GP APPOINTMENTS REMAIN TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ONLY, THE GP OR NURSE WILL CALL YOU AS CLOSE TO THE APPNT TIME AS POSSIBLE. IF THE GP FEELS YOU NEED TO BE SEEN FACE TO FACE, THEY WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT FACE TO FACE, WEARING FULL PPE.

OUR NURSING TEAM ARE SEEING PATIENTS IN FULL PPE FOR INJECTIONS,  WOUNDCARE, BLOOD TESTS CHILDHOOD IMMS & SMEARS.  PLEASE CALL THE APPNTS LINE. REVIEW OF DIABETES AND RESPIRATORY LONG TERM CONDITIONS REMAIN TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS. (unless told otherwise)

If the GPs are emailing you correspondence, please allow at least 24 hours.

If asked to attend a face to face appointment please ensure you wear a face covering/mask.

If you wish to send a photograph to assist your consultation for example for rashes, lumps & bumps, please ensure the subject field states the GP who requested and your name and DOB. (only upon GPs request or if you have a confirmed appointment)

We want you to know you aren’t alone. However dementia affects you, Alzheimer’s Society is therefor you - and they can help you seven days a week through their support line (0333 150 3456), online community Talking Point and website.   

PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES ZOE STRACHAN (07971981471) OR MAY NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. THIS INCLUDES NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS.

Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10 - 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  

From Friday the 1st May 2020 the practice will be offering extended access appointments on

Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings 

These appointments are being made available to patients who are registered with our practices within our primary care network. Please call our appointment line on 373 2211 for further advice.

Saturday Nursing Appointments are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - You Must Nominate A Pharmacy For Your Electronic Prescription Service

You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this.   

If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused.   Due to the increase in volume of prescription requests please allow 3 full working days between requesting and collecting your medication taking weekends and Bank Holidays into account. 

Note: Emails to the Practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent. Practice email account is not monitored 24/7.

Clinics & Servicesasthma_inhaler4

In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics covering the following areas:

  • Asthma clinic
  • Diabetes clinic 
  • Coronary heart screen 
  • Hypertension monitoring
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Yellow Fever - we are an approved Yellow Fever Centre.
  • Antenatal clinic - by appointment with the midwife on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
  • Mother and baby clinic - by appointment with the health visitor on Wednesday afternoons.
  • 6-8 week baby checks 

Other services available include:

  • Treatment room - open Monday to Friday for dressings, ear syringing and ECG's.
  • ENT clinic - Dr Divall and Dr van Loon are accredited to provide advice and treatment for patients with common chronic ear, nose and throat conditions.baby_nurse Referral to this clinic, if appropriate, is arranged by your doctor following a normal appointment.
  • Family planning/contraception/sexual health - including coil fitting, coil checks and emergency “morning after” advice. Available at our sexual health clinic, well woman clinics and during normal surgery hours. Female sterilisation and male vasectomy advice is provided during normal surgery times.
  • Minor surgery - arranged individually by the doctor following a normal appointment.
  • Three-yearly health checks - patients who have not seen a doctor for the past three years can have a check-up on request. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
  • Child health surveillance - check-ups are carried out by the health visitors. Babies are also seen by the doctor at six to eight weeks.
  • Patients over 75 - a general health screen is available for patients seeking an annual check-up.
  • Holiday vaccinations - including yellow fever. For details please book an appointment to be seen in the travel clinic.
 
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