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Bank Holiday  - we will be CLOSED on Monday 28th August 2017 - please phone NHS111 (dial 111) if you have an urgent problem.


Staff training - we will be CLOSED for staff training on Tues 5th September 17 -  1pm - 4.30pm - we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.


BABY HUB NOTICEthere will be no Baby Hub in Wotton from week commencing 17/7/17 the next Baby Hub will be on 6th September 2017


Cost of prescriptions rise on 1st April 2017 to £8.60


Prescription ordering - because of pressure of work we are moving to 3 working day turnaround of prescription requests, please bear this in mind when you next order your prescriptions


Thank you to our Patient Participation Group for raising £288.65 from the sale of cakes & refreshments at our recent flu vaccination clinics - the money will be used to buy an INR* machine for blood testing housebound patients who are taking blood thinning medications.


FLU VACCINATIONS - coming in October 17 Free for eligible patients 


'OUT OF HOURS' 6.30pm - 8am Monday - Fridays & all day Saturday & Sunday -


Please phone NHS111 (dial 111) if you need a doctor urgently when we are closed. DO NOT telephone the surgery.


Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  If you have a life threatening medical emergency please dial 999


Choice+ Centre

Choice+ Clinics

Choice+ clinics are funded by the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund to help people who need same day appointments. There is a Choice+ clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinic is at The Vale Hospital in Dursley, but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you. The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs. Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Evening appointments are also available.

How do I access a Choice+ clinic?

Ring your GP practice as normal. A nurse or GP will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer a Choice+ appointment if this would be suitable for you. You may also be offered a Choice+ appointment if you attend a Minor Injury & Illness Unit at a community hospital.

What sort of problems are suitable for Choice+?

Choice+ is suitable for people with medical problems that are new - such as tonsillitis - or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly.

Are there problems that are not suitable for Choice+?

Usually, if you have already seen your own GP about a problem, or the appointment is about a long-term medical condition, it would be more appropriate if you continue to see your own GP who already knows about your condition, including tests and treatments that you have received. There are some exceptions – for example, if your long term condition, such as COPD or asthma, has temporarily got worse due to a chest infection, Choice+ will usually be able to help. When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether Choice+ is suitable for you.

Do Choice+ clinics have access to my medical records?

At the moment, Choice+ doctors do not have access to full medical records. We hope that this will soon change and that Choice+ will be able to access your records if you give them permission to do so. Please bring a list of the medication you take to your Choice+ appointment.

Does my own GP know what has happened at my Choice+ appointment?

When you come to a Choice+ clinic, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP. Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor.



 
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