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 GP Shortage

Due to a change in our GP workforce, we are at present suffering with a delay in routine appointments.

In recent months, we have had to say good by to Dr Thorogood, Dr Hunt, Dr Yilmaz and Dr Godson (who is now on maternity).

To help us through, while we continue to recruit new GP's we are operating with a variety of locums.

If you want a specific GP, you may have to wait longer than the next available GP.

We are trying our utmost to ensure we continue to provide a high quality service to our patients, but like most GP Surgeries in the country we are suffering from a national GP shortage and an increasing demand for our services.

We do have a varied clinical team, all have a extensive experience and knowledge. These include 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners, a Clinical Pharmacist, and 4 Nurse practitioners.

It would also be helpful if you have an appointment you no longer need, then please let us know so we can allocate to another patient.

We presently lose 20 appointments a week with patients who fail to attend, this equates to 3.5 hours a week!.

Week Commencing 12th June 2017 - 34 GP appointments we missed by patients. This equates to 6.5 hours of GP time.

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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.

Opening Hours

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

Repeat Prescriptions

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 16/06/2017)
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