New Patients: LIST CLOSURE from Friday 23rd May 2014 until Monday 24th November 2014
This website tells you about the services that we offer.
We hope the guidance contained in it will help you get the best out of our services to patients.
YouTube Link: 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
giving advice on leading a healthy lifestyle.
New Patients – LIST CLOSURE
We have received authorisation from the Health Authority to close our lists for a period of 6 months starting from Friday 23rd May 2014 until Monday 24th November 2014. During this period we will only accept an application from a person who is an immediate family member of a registered patient and for a child who is an immediate family member of a registered patient.
You can order your repeat prescriptions and book doctors' appointments online. Please ask at reception for a registration form.
We have added lots of useful information pages to this website on the self-treatment of minor medical conditions. Please click on the link to the left "Treating Common Ailments" and take the time to look at these pages - the advice they contain can often mean that a visit to the surgery is not needed.
PUT PATIENTS FIRST – BACK GENERAL PRACTICE
A message from RCGP (Royal College Of General Practitioners)
What’s the problem?
General practice is reaching breaking point. Ballooning workloads, declining resources and an overstretched workforce are placing a huge strain on services that remain the primary point of access to NHS care for millions of people.
More and more patients are coming to see their GP as a result of an increasing population and the health challenges we face, in particular the growing number of people living with one or more long term conditions. Despite this, the amount of funding for general practice is shrinking, both in real terms and as a proportion of total NHS expenditure.
Patients face the possibility of longer waits for appointments, fewer services and more difficulty in getting to see the GP of their choice. It is also bad news for the NHS as a whole – if general practice is not adequately resourced, more patients will end up receiving more expensive hospital care, leading to rapidly escalating healthcare costs.
Good access to high quality general practice is key to the future of the NHS. General practice leads to better and more cost-effective patient care, keeping people healthy for longer, enabling more people to successfully manage their conditions in the community, and avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions.
We are calling for a UK wide increase in the share of funding that goes into general practice from 8.4% to 11% of the NHS budget by 2017. This investment will transform care for patients and benefit the NHS as a whole by alleviating pressure on our hospitals and providing cost effective care closer to home.
Find out how you can get involved by clicking on the ‘Put Patients First’ link at the top of the screen. PLEASE ALSO SIGN OUR PETITION AT RECEPTION.
Friends and Family Test - Please click on the link to the left 'Suggestions & Complaints' to read about our new survey that can you participate in online or alternatively ask for a paper version from the reception desk.
There is access and facilities for disabled patients throughout the ground floor.
Please let us know in advance if you would like your appointment to be downstairs.
Monday to Friday 7.45am - 6.30pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed.