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Welcome to Elmswood Surgery


BANK HOLIDAYS

The surgery will be close for all the upcoming Bank Holidays:

 

Good Friday: 18th April

Easter Monday: 21st April

"Mayday" holiday: 5th May

Spring bank holiday: 26th May


Training afternoon

 

The next afternoon when the practice will be closed for training from 12 noon untill about 4.45 pm is on May 13th

 


Named GP for patients aged 75 and over

From April 2014, all patients aged over 75 and over will have a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for them

We will be letting all our patients in this age group know who their named GP is, by June 30th

The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support we provide, and work with the other health and care professionals to ensure that you have a "care package" which meets your individual needs.


HOLIDAYS
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.
 

 

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

calendar Click Here to book/cancel your appointment online

pill 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 sherwood health centre

 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:drimalik@hotmail.com.

There is a special page for this group.. Please click on the link higher up this page on the right

(Site updated 15/04/2014)
Order your repeat medicationsCancel your appointmentAccess Appointment System

Noticeboard

Opening Hours
The reception area is open from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday. We are closed at weekends and on all public holidays.

We have extended our opening hours. On Mondays, and Tuesdays a few routine appointments are available with a GP from 7am. There are also appointments available on Mondays between 6.30 and 7.30pm. Please note that nurse appointments are not available, and the reception telephone will not be on.

Out of Hours
If you or your family need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed, please phone 111

 

The best time to call the surgery for advice is after morning clinics, usually between 11.30 and 12 noon. If the doctor you wish to speak to is still busy they will call you back, provided you leave a phone number, preferably a land line. 

Registration

The surgery is able to accept new patients at present. 

Training

Every two months (but sometimes more often) the practice will be closed on  a Tuesday afternoon to allow protected staff training time. We need to  do this to keep up with changes and developments which affect the practice.  On these afternoons the phones will be switched off for up to five hours, reception may be closed, and any urgent needs will be directed to the out of hours service

The next date is May 13th

Please try our automated arrivals screen next time you come in for an appointment?!

Our registrar is Dr Doolan. She will be with us until early August next year.

BABY CLINIC

The health visitors' baby clinic  at Sherwood Health Centre is  on  Tuesdays at 12 noon 

Sexual Health checks are now available, Please look up under clinics and services

 
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