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THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 2ND & FRIDAY 3RD JUNE 2022 FOR THE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

PLEASE ENSURE YOU ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION BY FRIDAY 27TH MAY 2022.

APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID VACCINATION CAN BE BOOKED DIRECTLY BY PATIENTS AT ANY OF THE LOCAL VACCINATION CENTRE INCLUDING

THE SUTTON TOWN HALL

PLEASE NOTE: APPOINTMENTS CAN BE BOOKED BY CALLING 119 OR BY VISITING Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

THE SURGERY IS NOT BOOKING ANY APPOINTMENTS AT THE MOMENT AT THE TOWN HALL.

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL GP APPOINTMENTS REMAIN TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS FIRST, THE GP OR NURSE WILL CALL YOU AS CLOSE TO THE APPOINTMENT TIME AS POSSIBLE. IF THE GP FEELS YOU NEED TO BE SEEN FACE TO FACE, THEY WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO BE SEEN AT THE SURGERY.

OUR NURSING TEAM ARE SEEING PATIENTS IN FULL PPE FOR INJECTIONS,  WOUNDCARE, BLOOD TESTS CHILDHOOD IMMS & SMEARS.  PLEASE CALL THE APPOINTMENTS 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.

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 MAI NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS WILL NEED A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION WITH THE GP WHO WILL REFER THEM TO THE MIDWIFE.

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.
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.

Travel Vaccinationsglobal air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. You must book your travel appointment 6 weeks prior to travel to ensure any vaccines are administered in a timely manner.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Please note that not all vaccinations are covered by the NHS and charge may apply.

Not all travel vaccines are available on the NHS therefore some charges may apply. 

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)


 
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