APPOINTMENT TEXT REMINDER SERVICE
Appointment text reminders are currently not being sent out due to a computer software problem. This should be rectified w/c 30th June. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.
After 21 years' service Dr Richard Kippax will be leaving us at the end of June and moving on to pastures new at Fownhope Medical Centre. He will be greatly missed and we hope that you will join us in wishing all the best for the future. Patients currently registered with Dr Kippax will be divided amongst the remaining doctors. You can, of course, still see the doctor of your choice.
A BIG WELCOME TO Dr UNA HANNA-JONES WHO WILL BE JOINING THE PRACTICE TEAM FROM 1ST APRIL 2014
PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS GO ELECTRONIC - A MORE CONVENIENT WAY TO GET YOUR PRESCRIPTION - for more information go to the prescriptions page.
IF YOU NEED URGENT MEDICAL ATTENTION OUTSIDE OUR USUAL OPENING HOURS TELEPHONE 111
Measles is highly preventable when children are immunised with the MMR vaccine, but children need to receive 2 doses of the vaccine in order to be fully protected against measles. Please contact the surgery to discuss further or to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
WHOOPING COUGH & PREGNANCY
There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are to young too start their own vaccinations are at great risk. Expectant mothers can help protect their babies by getting themselves vaccinated against whooping cough from week 28 of their pregnancy. For further information please discuss with you midwife or the practice nurse, pick up a leaflet from the surgery or visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/Pages/whooping-cough-vaccination-pregnant.aspx
HELP US TO HELP YOU!
We often experience a high demand for our services, particularly in the mornings, and especially on Mondays. We would very much appreciate your assistance in trying to manage this and help to free the telphone lines for other important matters. If you need to order a prescription please try to avoid ringing in the mornings, escpecially on a Monday.
You may wish to consider one of the following alternative ways to order your repeat prescriptions:
1. Order on-line using the link above to prescriptions.
2. Complete the right hand side of your prescription and deposit it in the wall mounted prescription box at the surgery.
Please remember to allow 2 working days before collecting your prescription.
Thank you for your assistance.
Only use A&E if you need it.
Every attendance at A&E costs between £55 & £101. If your condition is not an accident or an emergency please try to see your GP or practice nurse instead.
Hospital outpatient appointments cost approximately £100 each. Please inform us if you think a hospital appoinment is no longer necessary or if you think your GP could monitor your condition.
Money saved will help to reduce waiting lists.