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In the month of February 245 patients did not attend their appointment at the surgery. This many missed appointments amounts to over 40 hours of wasted time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it to the surgery, this allows the reception staff to re-book your appointment so somebody else can be seen.

--------------------------------- Cervical Screening

Ladies please check with reception if your smear is due. Every year in the UK, over 3000 women will be diagnosed with cervical  cancer and almost 1000 women will die from the disease.

-------------------------------- Shingles Vaccine

If you are aged 70, 78 or 79 please make an appointment with the practice nurse for your shingles vaccine. vaccination6


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If you are between the age of 18 - 24 please check with reception that you have had two doses of MMR before going to university.

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Measles is a highly infectious viral illness. It can be very unpleasant and possibly lead to serious complications, including blindness and even death. We recommend that everyone over 12 months of age has the MMR vaccine. it is never too late to receive it. If you are not sure whether you or your children need the MMR vaccine please talk to your doctor, nurse or health visitor.  


If you are registered with the practice you can now order your repeat prescriptions online by popping into the surgery and asking for an application form for Online Access.

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These can be requested in writing by presenting the tear off slip from the previous prescriptions.

You can also request your repeat prescription by telephoning 0191 2295800 strictly between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00 Monday to Friday.

Please note the receptionists experience very high volumes of telephone calls, please use an alternative method for ordering if possible.

Prescriptions can be collected 48 hours later from the surgery between 08:00 and 18:30, Monday to Friday.

Medication Reviews

If you are on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications, it is important that these reviews take place, if you have a message on your repeat prescription from the Doctor or Nurse please make an appropriate appointment.

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