NEW SERVICE - TO PROVIDE EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS
From 1st November 2017, St Catherine's will be working alongside the other GP Practices in St Paul's to provide additional access to appointments in the evenings and weekends.
GP and Nurse Appointments will be available Monday to Friday until 8pm and Saturday and Sunday Mornings from 8.30am to 12.30pm.
Appointments will be provided from the St Catherine's Surgery however, the service will be staffed with GP's and Nurses from all Surgeries. All the GP's and Nurses will have access to your medical notes.
It is hoped this this will allow patients greater access to services outside normal working hours.
The Out of Hours Service will continue to operate, and patients need to phone 111 if they have an emergency when the service is closed.
This new Service is a booked appointments service ONLY, and is not available to drop in's.
FLU VACCINATIONS AND OTHER SEASONAL IMMUNISATIONS
It is now the time of year when we are offering flu vaccinations to all those patients who are over 65 years or who suffer from a long term problem such as Severe Asthma or Diabetes. If you are one of these people you will have been sent a letter from the surgery inviting you to attend the surgery to have flu jab then you have several choices.
- PNEUMOCCAL VACCINATIONS
- SHINGLES VACCINATIONS
- We have been informed that patients born within the following date ranges will be entitled to a shingles vaccination this year.
- 70 year olds
- 71 year olds
- 72 year olds
- 73 year olds
- 74 year olds
- 75 years (if born after 1/9/1942)
- 78 Year olds
- 79 Year olds
Shingles vaccinations can be administered at the same time as FLU vaccinations.
All patients 65 years and over are entitled to a Pneumococcal vaccination, which protects against some types of pneumonia. Most of over 65 year old patients will have already had this jab. You usually only need it done once, it is not an annual vaccination.
FLU VACCINATIONS – 2 and 3 year olds
In addition to those children who routinely have a flu vaccination, due to being in a clinical risk group, this year all children aged 2 and 3 year olds. Will be entitled to receive a new flu vaccination which is administered by nasal spray.
Illness or Injury? Not Sure Where To Turn? Get Advice
APP - download the App from the ASAP Website
SEARCH - Search the ASAP Website
ASK - NHS 111
PHARMACY - Pop In and speak to a Pharmacist about the Pharmacy First Scheme
It can be difficult sometimes to know where to turn for help when you are ill or injured, but it is not an emergency.
Now, you will never be without timely advice on what to do.
Search by condition (e.g. earache) or search by service using our innovative new smartphone App or Website, call NHS 111 or ask your pharmacist for advice.
Use the App or Website to quickly check symptoms, get advice on what you can do for yourself and the right local NHS Service to help you when needed.
You can also get information on opening hours, service locations and waiting times.
Electronic Prescription Service
Electronic Prescription Service means that we will be sending all repeat prescriptions electronically to patients nominated pharmacy. The benefit for patients is that they will not have to visit the practice to collect their repeat prescription. Please inform the pharmacy that you wish to nominate that you would like to sign up for this service. You can change your nominated Pharmacy via the Patient Online Services, you will need to sign up to the website to be able to do this by providing 2 forms of ID; 1 photographic and 1 proof of residency.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and register for online services. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 21/11/2017)