Welcome to Elmswood Surgery
The next training afternoon will be on 11th March
We have administered approximately 1900 doses of flu vaccine
Thank you to all our nurses for their hard work
It's the time of year when many of you start planning holidays. Please remember, if you are going farther afield, that you may need vaccinations when visiting certain areas. If this is the case please book an appointment with one of our practice nurses well before your trip so they can offer the necessary vaccinations, and advice for safe travel.
Please also remember to order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time and request extra if necessary. This will help us to help you.
The Zostavax vaccine has very limited availability AT PRESENT. When supplies are reinstated we will be able to continue our vaccination programme for all those aged 70 or 79(only). If you were born between 2/9/1942, and 1/9/1943 please book an appointment with the practice nurse. This is not urgent so please be prepared to accept an appointment a few weeks away.
Due to the continuing occurrence of measles in young people, we are offering MMR vaccination to all children & young people who are not yet fully vaccinated. Children under one year will not be vaccinated early, but those older children who have had no MMR or only one may ask for an appointment with the Practice nurse
HELP US TO HELP YOU ~
We want all our patients to be able to get through to us when they need to, and avoid the frustration of an engaged telephone. We therefore ask that unless your problem is urgent and you need an appointment that morning, please DO NOT phone between 8.30am and 9.30am. For results, in particular, we suggest that you phone in the afternoon,when the surgery can be a little quieter and the phone lines less busy
Please remember that most appointments are only 10minutes long. This means that your doctor or nurse may only be able to deal with one problem in each appointment
Urgent apppointments are only for those problems which are urgent, and cannot wait until a routine appointment is available
You can book routine GP appointments and order authorised repeat prescriptions vis the internet - just click below
Click Here to book/cancel your appointment online
Click Here to order your repeat prescription online
We have an automated arrivals screen, situated just before you reach the reception desk. Please feel free to record your arrival for your appointment on the screen. It is very user friendly. We hope this will give the receptionists more time to help with queries and booking appointments
We will now offer a few routine appointments on Mondays, and Tuesdays with a GP, from 7am. These can be booked in the usual way.
How You Can Help Us
Patients can help us by:
- Turning up on time for appointments
- Avoid phoning us first thing in the morning, unless your need is urgent
- Being patient if the doctor or nurse is running late
- Only requesting home visits if you are too ill to attend surgery
- Letting us know if you cannot keep your appointment
- Telling us if you change your name, address or phone number
With your help we can offer routine appointments within two working days, avoid you waiting too long in the waiting room, process repeat prescriptions rapidly, and see you on the same day if your problem is urgent.
WE HAVE A PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP, run by Dr Irfan Malik. Meetings are held once a month for about an hour alternating between Friday afternoons and wednesday evenings, here at the Health Centre. If you are interested in being involved please contact Dr Malik at the surgery, or by e-mail at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a special page for this group.. Please click on the link higher up this page on the right
(Site updated 25/02/2014)