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FLU SEASON!

Protect yourself from this dangerous disease this winter - we have appointments available now for your annual flu jab.  If you are 65 or over, or suffer from a chronic condition eg diabetes, asthma, you are eligible for a free flu jab. Most 2, all 3 and some 4 year olds (those not started school yet) are also eligible.

PRESCRIPTIONS

Owing to the increased pressures on GP services over the coming months, we are increasing our turnaround time for repeat prescriptions from 48 to 72 hours.  Please consider this and plan carefully when ordering your repeat medications.

New Patient Registration

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) for each member of your family, signed by them unless they are under 16, which is available at reception. Alternatively you can print one off prior to your visit by clicking here

You should bring your current NHS medical card to reception, and, if you have it, your 10 digit NHS number. We will require the name and address of your previous NHS doctor.

When you register you will also be offered the opportunity to register as an Organ or Blood donor.

Patients wishing to register must be entitled to NHS care as per government guidelines in force at the time. We may require proof of identity or residency.

You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP. However, you will be able to see the GP of your choice for routine appointments.

New Patient Health Check

We recommend a new-patient health check for patients aged 45 years or older or, those on repeat medication or suffering from a chronic disease.  This helps us to get to know you and be aware of any particular medical issues you may have as it can take some weeks before your medical record arrives from your previous GP.

When you come for the check please bring a fresh sample of urine in a suitable container.

Changes to Personal Details

If you change your name, phone number or address please let the receptionists know as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

If you move out of our practice area you should re-register with a Practice closer to your new home – details of GP practices in your new area can be found through the ‘NHS Choices’ website www.nhs.uk.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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