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Surgery Shutdown - Tuesday 25th February 2020
From 12.30pm to 6.30pm on Tuesday 25th February this practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes. Emergency cover will be provided by Care UK Out of Hours Service. You can contact Care UK by telephone by calling 111.
There will not be any clinical staff on site so we cannot hand out any medication. Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.
West Suffolk LifeLink
What is LifeLink?
Lifelink supports people by connecting them to the social activities, clubs and groups that are on offer in the community.
As part of the LifeLink initiative we are pleased to say we now have access to a LifeLink Co-ordinator, (also known as a social prescriber). Our LifeLink Co-ordinator is Michelle Zinn. Michelle has a regular weekly session at the surgery and will be very pleased to offer her help. You can get in contact with the local LifeLink scheme yourself, or ask a friend or relative to help, or talk to a member of staff here at the surgery. Wickhambrook surgery is covered by Sudbury Rural Lifelink. Find out more about LifeLink
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor’s appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP hours. Appointments can be made via Reception during our usual opening hours. Please note: patients cannot refer themselves to this service. The service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Haverhill and Newmarket is an NHS service delivered by the Suffolk GP Federation. You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once consent is given).
We dispense medication to nearly all of our patients. As a result, our dispensary can be very busy and we appreciate that at times there can be quite a queue when collecting medication.
We undertook a survey over a one-month period and the graphs below show the busiest days of the week and also the busiest times of the day. This may be of some use when deciding on when to collect your medication. Clearly, Friday mornings are the busiest.
Medication collection by days of the week
Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?
The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop. The group would very much like to welcome some new members. If you would like to know more about the group please click the link below or ask a member of the surgery staff.
Each patient in the Practice has a named allocated GP. If you are unsure of your named GP please contact Reception and they will let you know who it is. If you have a preference for a particular named GP please let Reception know. Please note that you do not have to see your named GP for each appointment and you can request to be seen by a specific GP for individual appointments.
'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service.
You can now view Results, Problems, Allergies and Medications within your medical record, book your next appointment, or order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Available 24 hours a day, whether you are at home or work, it is especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy. Register online or use the service (Click the Register - Create an Account option.). Or ask at Reception for the appropriate application form and information leaflet. We will require photographic ID and proof of address to process your application.
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