The surgery will be closed on Wednesday 27th September 2017 between 2pm and 4pm for staff training.
This year our Saturday morning flu vaccination clinics are on:
23rd September and 14th October 2017
If you are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination book your appointment now.
Not sure if you are eligible? Need to come at another time? Our reception team will help you.
Our Patient Participation Group will be holding their AGM on Monday 5th June 2017 at 7pm here at the surgery.
All patients are welcome to attend
We will be closed for essential staff training on Thursday 11th May 2017 between 2pm and 4pm
PPG COPD and Asthma AWARENESS EVENT
at Courtside Surgery
This will be on Wednesday 23rd November at 7pm and will be an informal evening of talks and information.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. It affects an estimated 3 million people in the UK.
Your PPG has asked Lizzy Hughes the Lead COPD Nurse from Sirona to come and talk to patients about this and other respiratory problems such as Asthma.
Our Saturday clinics this year will be on 8th and 22nd October. Our special fun childrens clinic will be in November
Anyone can get flu but it can be more serious for people aged 65 or over and people of any age (including children over 6 months of age) with a chronic medical condition, particularly those with a serious heart or respiratory disease (including Asthma). You may also be at increased risk if you have diabetes that requires medication, have serious kidney or liver disease, are pregnant or have lowered immunity due to disease or treatment.
People in these groups are more vulnerable to the effects of flu (even those who feel fit and healthy) and could develop more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia, potentially putting them in hospital. It could also make an existing condition worse. This is why your GPs recommend patients in these groups to come for a vaccination.
In addition we are also able to give frontline healthcare workers and registered carers who are patients at this practice their free vaccination against seasonal flu.
If you are unsure if you are eligible one of our reception team will be happy to check for you. This year our Saturday clinics will be on 8th and 22nd Oct and we also have weekday clinics throughout the Autumn
All 2 3 and 4 year olds are also being offered protection against the flu virus. The vaccine is given intranasally—that is the nurse gently squirts the dose painlessly up through the childs nostrils. There will be a special fun clinic in November for all these children.
You can book adult flu vaccination appointments by using our 24hour automated telephone booking service on 01454 313874 or book online if you are registered for this service, or speak to a member of our receptionist team for both adult and child vaccination appointments.
The surgery changed its appointment system on 13th June 2016 and if you previously used on line services you will need to re-register to get access to the new system. You will need to register to use the on-line service called EMIS Access. If you register with EMIS Access you will be able to book appointments, order your repeat prescriptions, and view details of your medications and allergies from your medical record.
To register all you need to do is bring photo proof of your ID (eg passport, driving license etc) to the surgery and ask a receptionist for the application form to complete, once this is done they will be to print off a letter from your registration details that will give you all the information and access codes that you need to register on-line. Or you can print off a copy of the form and bring it with your proof of ID to the surgery. See ‘New Online Services’ on the News tab above for a link to the form.
If you wish, you can also request access to your detailed coded medical record (DCR). You will need to complete a separate form for this only available at our reception.
If you request access to your DCR, your GP will review the request and we will let you know when this has been approved.
Wednesday 27TH April 7pm
An informal evening of talks and information covering all aspects of this increasingly common chronic disease.
Whether you are newly diagnosed, an existing sufferer or concerned about the risks of developing this disease, come along and hear advice and information from a range of health professionals.
Please email the surgery postmaster@gp-L81024.nhs.uk to reserve your ticket
We provide a named accountable GP for all our patients. See more about your named accountable GP in the Information section of this website.