------------------------------ Appointment Attendance

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


----------------------------------- Going to university?

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.

-------------------------------- Watch out measles about!

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.  



Dr Susan N Owens (f)
MB. BS (hons) Newcastle 1987, DRCOG, Dip Pall Med, Dr Owens trained in Newcastle and joined our practice in 1993. She works part-time. She has a special interest in the provision of minor surgery at the practice, which she introduced in 1995. Her other special interests are Palliative Care and Diabetes.
Dr Jonathan H Payne (m)
MBBS University College London Dr Payne trained in London and joined our practice in 2002.
Dr Katie M Soward (f)
MBBS Nottingham 1994 MRCGP, DRCOG.p Dr Soward trained in Nottingham and joined our practice in 2001. She works part time.
Dr Natalie Robinson (f)
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