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** CHANGES TO GP APPOINTMENTS - OCTOBER 2019 **
From October we have made changes to GP appointments. Patients were asking for greater availability of afternoon appointments. The GP's will therefore work fewer mornings in favour of working more afternoons. Patients may therefore find that their GP isn't available certain mornings of the week but hopefully patients will find the greater availability of afternoon appointments helpful.
Extended Hours - Please note there will not be a Nurse extended hours session on Monday 28th October, the GPs will be providing extended hours on this date.
GP & NURSE EDUCATIONAL DAYS
Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group organise monthly training events for practices across Suffolk. We will be closed for clinics from 1pm on the following days so our doctors and nurses can attend these events:
10th October 2019, 6th November 2019, 11th December 2019, 6th February 2020 & 4th March 2020
The telephones will be diverted to the Out of Hours provider, who will be covering any clinical emergencies.
Please dial 111 if you need medical assistance.
If your problem is life threatening dial 999. The Reception and Dispensary will continue to be open for queries and medication collection BUT PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE NO CLINICIAN ON SITE.
Appointments are available with an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. They are able to deal with many of the problems you would normally take to a doctor. They can initiate treatments, prescribe medication and refer you to other health professionals such as hospital consultants.
Every patient is allocated a 'NAMED GP'. If you have 'repeat medication' your repeat prescription slip will show your 'named accountable GP'. We ensure that any letters that you receive from the practice indicate your 'named GP'. All new patients and those over 75 will have been contacted to inform them of their 'named GP'. Any patients that do not know their 'named GP' are welcome to ask at reception when visiting or telephoning the practice
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If you wish to order medication, book appointments or see your medical records on our website you will need to:
Bring this form into the practice with proof of identity (such as passport, utility bill, driving licence)
You will then receive a registration letter in the post or we will provide it to you when you visit the practice. This letter will provide all the necessary information to allow you to create a new online account
If you have received a registration letter from us to order your prescription via Patient Access please click here
SPECIAL NOTE - DOCTORS APPOINTMENTS FOR 'CRYOTHERAPY' (freezing of skin lesions) CANNOT BE BOOKED ONLINE - We need to make special arrangements for 'cryotherapy' appointments, so please speak to us directly to book any appointments for 'cryotheraphy'.
SPECIAL NOTE - MONDAY EVENING EXTENDED HOURS APPOINTMENTS (After 6:30pm)
Please note that the GP's are unable to carry out certain investigations during these Extended Hours Appointments, such as blood tests, minor operations or intimate examinations.
(Site updated 14/10/2019)