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Self-Help & Self-Care First

 

If you have a medical problem which is new, then the first things to do is consider self-care and self-help. There is plenty of advice available using the health resources section on our App which you can download here and selecting 'I want help for my condition' or by clicking the 3 bars on the top left of the App and choosing 'Health Resources'.


You can also see your local community pharmacist under the common ailment scheme 'Choose Pharmacy' who can treat a number of conditions and provide a Free NHS Prescription.

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Appointment Options

We aim to offer a range of appointment types to suit individual needs and schedules. These include face to face consultations, consultations over the phone or via video call to communicate directly with the Practice medical team. We strive to ensure you communicate with the most appropriate member of our Practice medical team, which includes doctors, nurse practitioners, practice pharmacists, nurses, physiotherapists and mental health support workers.

Telephone Triage

We encourage all patients to telephone for anything urgent as part of our Full Telephone Triage System. This can allow for rapid resolution of your problem, potentially without the need for you to come to the surgery.  A member of the team will contact you via phone, video consultation or text to and resolve your problem remotely.  

01446 722792

 

Photographs

Any photographs, usually to aid in the diagnosis of any skin conditions. To submit a photograph please use our DOCAPP system by clicking here. A member of the medical team will review the images and will contact you when confident that the problem has been diagnosed.

Photographs showing intimate areas of children (under 18) must not be uploaded.

 

Medication and Condition Management Reviews

As part of our ongoing commitment to your health, we undertake an annual medication review on all patients on repeat medication and with certain ongoing medical conditions such as asthma and diabetes. You should receive a letter or email to invite you to be part of this process.

Depending on the types of medication you are currently taking or your ongoing medical condition, you may be asked to have a blood test and a face to face consultation with the Practice pharmacist or specialist nurse. If you have received a letter asking you to complete this process please go to the Ongoing Conditions Management Page.

If you have not received a letter and just require a medication review to re-authorise your prescription, please click on the link above. The form will be reviewed by one of the Practice pharmacists who will re-authorise your medication or contact you if they require more information.