We are open 8.30 am to 6pm Monday to Friday plus extended
hours on Monday and Thursday Evenings and some Saturdays
Over the Christmas Holiday the surgery is closed Xmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Normal opening hours for
the remainder of the holiday period
Flu is Avoidable
Our annual "Flu Saturday" Clinic on 5
October was another success with over 800 patients vaccinated.
If you have been invited for a flu jab and have yet to attend
please ring reception and book an appointment.
parents' concerns when children are ill, especially if this is
sudden. We will offer an ill child a same-day appointment.
This is likely to be quicker than waiting at A&E.
Ordering and Feedback Forms
We have had a problem with hackers using our prescription ordering and feedback forms. As a result we are asking patients to use Systmonline instead. We have now taken these forms off line. Read more..
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission conducted a routine inspection of the practice on
Wednesday 4 September and indicated that we comply with their standards. A full report
has been published on the CQC web site which you can access
via the link in the CQC panel below. Or a copy is at
Changes to The Way in Which
We Share Information With Other Health Professionals
To meet the requirements of the Government's
Care Record Guarantee, the Department of Health has mandated
changes to the way in which we share information with other
Health Professionals. Such information sharing always
requires your consent. For more information please click
Dr Firstbrook Leaving/Dr
We are sorry to announce that Dr Firstbrook will be leaving the practice at the end of January 2014.
Dr Lorna Carter will take over her sessions at the beginning of
February. Dr Carter is a very experienced GP and Partner
and joins us from a GP practice in South Shields
GP to GP Record Transfer (Updated 24 Oct
The practice will soon be able to get the records of all new patients electronically. Find out more
Patient Participation Group
Participation Group page has been updated to reflect the
meeting on 4 November 2013.
Online Access to the Surgery Now Available as
an Apple App
You can save time trying to reach us
on on the telephone by arranging appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions online. Please consider requesting a
SystmOnline password from reception. More information
The practice trains junior hospital doctors at the surgery. They have had a full year of experience working on the wards in hospital and
spend four months at the surgery gaining valuable experience in
primary care medicine. Dr Lucinda Lyall joins us on 4
December and will be
in the surgery until
Surgery New Build
(Updated 19 Sep 13)
The latest news on this project is
Electronic Prescription Service
From March we started prescribing electronically as part of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.
We hope this will make it easier for some patients who currently have to collect paper prescriptions from the surgery.
Read this link for further information...