XMAS & New Year Holiday Information
XMAS - The Surgery will be CLOSING at 6.30pm
on Tuesday 24th December and will re-open
at 8am on Friday 27th December 2019
NEW YEAR – The Surgery will be
CLOSED on Wednesday 1st January & will
re-open at 8am on Thursday 2nd January 2020
If you need a doctor urgently whilst the practice is closed please phone NHS 111 (dial 111)
If you have a medical emergency please dial 999
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)
From 3rd December 2019, the Chipping Surgery will have the EPS phase 4 switched on. This means that patients without a pharmacy nomination will have their prescriptions signed and sent electronically.
Patients will be given a scannable [prescription TOKEN with barcode instead of a signed paper prescription. This TOKEN can be taken to any chemist of your choice, who will be able to scan and download the prescription details and dispense the prescription.
BUILDING WORK HAS BEGUN
The building work is well underway and we are really pleased with the progress. Stage three is started on Wednesday 16th October. This involves work on the reception and dispensary areas. The main entrance to the surgery has moved to the left side of the building where the staff entrance/canopy was. There will be a temporary waiting room manned by a receptionist and a stable door allowing access to the dispensary. The downstairs entrance is unchanged at the moment. This next stage will take 3 months.
>>> We appreciate your patience and understanding during this building work-it will be worth it in the end!
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From 2nd May 2017 onwards we will be opening from 8.00am to 6.30pm every weekday. We also have an early surgery from 7.15 am each day in our lower ground floor consulting rooms (access via the Downstairs Entrance).
Long Term Conditions - We plan to see all our patients with long term conditions annually in or around the month of their birth. We will send out invitations when we would like to see you....
We are now a parkrun practice! This is an initiative supported by The Royal College of General practitioners and we will collaborate closely with our local parkrun which is held every Saturday morning at KLB School (GL12 8RB behind the astro turf pitches) at 9am.
We hope to:
Improve the health and wellbeing of practice staff; improve the health and wellbeing of patients; Reduce the need for lifelong medication.
Help develop a local community and environment centered on wellness; Support a UK wide movement to scale up social prescribing activities.
It is important to understand parkrun can mean Walking or Running (or even a mixture!) There is always a tail walker so you can never be too slow or last!
There are also opportunities to help out or volunteer to marshall the events. Please see the links below:
NHS prescription charge change from 1st April 19 now £9.00 per item