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Welcome to the Website for Fressingfield & Stradbroke practices


**Flu** If you are eligible to receive a flu vaccination, please ring us for an appointment.

Covid Vaccination - 

Further Information about the Covid Booster Programme can be found at
www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination

You can book online via the link above or ring 119

You can attend a walk-in clinic if it has been 6 months since your second dose:
Click here to find a walk-in centre

How and when to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine
You can book an appointment for your booster if it has been at least 5 months since your second dose, you cannot have your booster until 6 months after your second dose.

Most people will be invited to book an appointment at a larger vaccination centre such as the one in Harleston, vaccination hubs will not be able to offer the flu vaccination.
The following groups are eligible and will be invited in the same priority order that you were invited for your previous dose of the vaccine:

frontline health and social care workers
all adults aged 40 years or over
all those aged 16 to 39 years with underlying health conditions that puts them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, and adult carers
adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

Covid vaccination helpline 0344 257 3961

TRANSPORT TO THE VACCINATION CENTRES, if you need help with transport to the vaccination centres, then the following should be able to help you:

The Borderhoppa - 01379 854800  Click here for further information about the Borderhoppa

BSEVC – Central Booking Line - 01449 614271

Stradbroke Good Neighbours - 07749 445531

Normal for you - be clear on cancer

Click here for information if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse

GP & NURSE EDUCATIONAL DAYS

Ipswich & East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group organise monthly 'virtual' 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:

8th December 2021, 10th February 2022, 9th March 2022, 21st April 2022, 18th May 2022, 16th June 2022, 13th July 2022, 8th September 2022, 12th October 2022, 10th November 2022, 7th December 2022, 9th February 2023 & 8th March 2023

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 Dispensary will continue to be open for medication collection.

**CORONAVIRUS**  -

Click on this link for Important information about Coronavirus 

PATIENT NOTICE

Due to the current pandemic of Coronavirus, we have had to change the way you access medical care at the Practice. The below is supported by the recommended guidance from NHS England.  Our priority is to keep our patients and GPs and staff safe. If you are presenting with either a new cough or fever or loss of taste or smell, please follow NHS England advice. DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS.

 

For your safety we have measures in place to restrict the number of patients in the waiting room, Dispensary & Reception areas at any one time. 

If you are attending the Practice please wear a face mask/face covering.

 

TESTING FOR COVID-19Click here to find out more

 

If you do not have access to the internet call 119 to book a test.

LONG TERM CONDITION REVIEWS- INVITATIONS IN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTH-

If you normally have a review of your long term condition such as Diabetes, Asthma, COPD or a heart condition you will now be sent a review invitation letter in the month of your birth. The Clinical Commissioning Group in Suffolk have provided all GP practices systems to allow them to follow ‘a month of birth’ recall system. It is nationally recognised that a ‘month of birth’ recall system is a good way to ensure that every patient with a long term condition is invited to an annual review.  Over the last year some patients understandably have chosen not to attend the practice for their review so have fallen outside their normal review period.  It therefore especially makes sense to transition to a new system now, so patients know when they will receive their next review invitation. During this first transitional year it may mean that patients have a longer or shorter interval between their reviews. The nurse may feel that you should be seen more frequently than annually and they will discuss this with you and ask you to make more frequent appointments. Please wait for your review invitation letter. Thank you for your help and bearing with us during this transitional time.

 

Blood Tests - We are having to allocate much longer for each blood test appointment.  For your safety our staff need to follow the necessary infection control procedures. This means that capacity for blood test appointments is reduced and waits for a blood test appointment has increased. Please bear with us during these challenging times.

 

PRESCRIPTIONS


Due to workload pressures the Dispensary at Fressingfield will close between 1pm and 2pm every day until further notice.  We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you very much for your assistance

Please ensure you provide 3 working days notice for prescriptions.

 

WELLBEING
Guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain mental and physical wellbeing while at home or are worried and anxious about the outbreak are available here.

Suffolk Wellbeing Service - https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk for information or call: 0300 123 1503

Click here for details of Connect For Health - this service can help you with any social issues you may have such as debt advice.
 They can provide befriending, counselling & emotional support. They can be contacted on 01473 835477 

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has set up a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic – 0808 1963494



Are you aged 50+ and looking for ways to get more physically active, click here for your free guide produced by our Patient Group

A new free online counselling and emotional wellbeing support service for young people in east and west Suffolk aged 11 – 18 was launched on World Mental Health Day (October 10).

Click here for details of a free weight loss programme running at Hartismere Hospital in Eye

Are you living life to the full?
How to get to started to live life to the full to overcome stress and low mood

Stroke can change your life in an instant. Whether it’s happened to you or someone close to you. A free online support tool is available now 24/7 called My Stroke Guide, click her for more information.

Click here for more information on checking your risk of Diabetes

Taking ANTIBIOTICS when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist

Are you eligible for the shingles vaccination, click here to find out more

We take part in the National Diabetes Audit, this audit collects patient identifiable information please click here for more information

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

Feeling down? Stressed Out? Overwhelmed? Anxious?

If you want to learn new ways to cope with any of the above emotions, visit https://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk for information or call: 0300 123 1781


If you wish to order medication, book appointments or see your medical records on our website you will need to:

complete the Patient Access Registration Form


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 22/11/2021)
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