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Practice news Posted on 16 Feb 2022

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We are constantly reviewing our appointment system and do try to accommodate all of our patient’s needs. Please be aware that we are in a similar position to the NHS overall and are struggling to meet the current very high demand for appointments. GP appointments continue to be booked as a telephone consultation in the first instance. This has proved popular with many people and many things can be dealt with by telephone call only. If however, the GP feels that you need to be seen to manage your problem then this will be arranged in a face-to-face appointment at the surgery following your telephone consultation.

During the pandemic our GP appointment system was changed to a "book on the day" only system with no bookings in advance but from 29/11/21 we are offering a number of appointments that are bookable in advance. If your problem is not urgent for that day you might like to consider booking an appointment ahead.

Nursing department; with the exception of spirometry (testing for chronic lung disease) all nursing services are available and running at the surgery. If you have a long-term condition such as diabetes or asthma then you will be invited to the surgery for your annual review. We have previously done this during the month of your birth but please be aware that we are still catching up on reviews that have been delayed during the pandemic. Please bear with us - you will be called for and we will get your annual review done at the surgery.

Blood tests, ECGs, dressings, injections, immunisations and other routine services are running as normal."

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