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Flu clinics are now underway at the Practice and are bookable every Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 3pm throughout October - with extended sessions on 6th/13th/31st until 5pm.

Fluenz vaccinations for 2 and 3 year olds are now available and bookable with the practice nurse.

Patients living in Byrness, Rochester, Otterburn, East and West Woodburn are reminded that the shared taxi service operates every Friday to Bellingham, replacing the old 815 service and running on the same day and times.  It must be pre-booked.  Normal bus fares apply and concessionary buss passes can still be used.  Please call 01434 220570 to register and then reserve each time you wish to travel at least one day in advance!

Text Reminders

We are now advising patients via text messages about their Doctors appointments.  If we have your mobile telephone number we will send you an automatic message the day before to remind you.  If you do not want to take advantage of this service then please let us know so we can update your records.

Online Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with a GP via this website please contact the practice to register for SystmOnline bookings and then follow this link

Book appointment online

If you need an urgent appointment then please contact the surgery.

 

GP2GP

The practice is using a secure system to transfer some medical records between practices when registering with us or registering elsewhere.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS.

DRUG ALERT

Research at the Practice

This Practice is a Research Active site.  As a practice team we believe this is an important aspect of the care we offer for our patients.

Delivering a well-designed clinical study can not only generate vital new knowledge, it can also have widespread benefits for patients, both now and in the future.

By investigating the cause and cause of diseases or health problems and how best to treat them we can increase our knowlege and understanding for the benifits of all our patients. At the same time we're also helping to establish "what works" and build a body of evidence that can lead to a positive change in future care. What's more, being involved in research offers an apportunity to stay up to date on the very latest treatments and interventions. So by joining the research community we are actively helping to drive up the standards of healthcare for our patients 

Some studies happen at local hospitals while some happen within the practice.  As a patient if you have been invited by us to take part in research you are uner no obligation to do so. Patients who have taken part speak of the opportunity to help others in the future, and sometimes benefits to themselves are extra tests which have been carried out as part of the study which they may not have access to otherwise. 

Patient costs should be paid, so no one is out of pocket.

This practice is also actively engaged in Quality Improvements, which means that we look at how we deliver care and ensure that we always offer the highest quality care in line with evidence based guidelines. We regularly and routinely conduct clinical audit to ensure that our stadards are being maintained. 



 
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