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Bad Weather

Many thanks for your patience over recent weeks with the 2-3 days of disruption due to bad weather. Please be assured we do all we can to offer a normal service in such times but have the same problems getting in as everyone else. In the last 2 occasions we had a doctor cycle in through the snow over 11 miles when his car couldn't get in and another doctor on their day off bring in their child towing them on a sledge to provide support for the doctors stuck in traffic. Our entire practice team makes gallant efforts to get in and provide the service needed.

Measles outbreak

Measles is highly contagious. Please see NHS Choices for advice if you are concerned that you or your child may have measles.

Clinical pharmacist

We now have a clinical pharmacist working at the practice.  As a specialist in medicine, you can see her if you have medication related problems to discuss rather than seeing a GP.  As at reception.  

Read our latest patient newsletter

June 2017 - patient newsletter

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.


Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 


How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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