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The Doctors & Staff welcome you to Little St John's Surgery

 

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Saturday closure

Please note that the surgery will be closed on Saturday 23/10/2021 for essential maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this might cause.

 

2021 Flu Clinics

We have now received our Flu vaccine delivery. We will be offering walk in clinics for our patients aged over 65 as follows:

Saturday 9 October 2021 Over 65’S ONLY
*Please note this clinic has been CANCELLED

Saturday 16 October 2021 Over 65’S ONLY
Surname A-Z (catch up) - 9.00am to midday

Please ensure that you come on the correct day and time according to your surname. Please do not arrive early so that we can keep any queues to a minimum. Please observe social distancing requirements and we ask that anyone entering the surgery building wears a mask or suitable face covering.

If you are UNDER 65, and eligible for a Flu vaccine, please contact the surgery to book an appointment.


Covid 19 Vaccinations for Unpaid Carers in Suffolk and NE Essex

A carer is anyone, a young person or adult, who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction and cannot cope without their support. The care they give is unpaid.

Register as a Carer with your GP

This is the simplest way to receive your C19 Vaccination as a carer, and protect your vulnerable loved ones and friends. If your GP is not offering the vaccine, they have arrangements in place to ensure you receive the vaccine from an alternative site. For more information, and to book an appointment, please visit our local vaccination website.

 

National Data Opt Out

You can opt out of your GP record be shared with NHS Digital for planning and research before September 21. For more information please see this advice sheet or our Privacy Policy.

 

No Excuse for Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse increases by a third during major football tournaments. Please see this Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline poster for details. Please note that the poster is not compatible with visual aids, but details of the service are also available by calling the practice.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Please see important information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination programme

For further information:

 

Research Study - Germ Defence

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.

Please see this article for details

 

Appointments

All appointments can be made online via the NHS App, or by Phone 01394 382 046.

GP appointments will be by Telephone or E-consult only . Subsequently ,if a face to face

consultation is required ,your GP will   book this for  a mutually convenient time.

 

Dispensary

You can request prescriptions online via the NHS App 

You can drop off prescription requests in the Prescription post box located on the wall outside the surgery .

Dispensary can be contacted via Email.

For Non Dispensing Patients, medication can be collected from, or delivery arranged via, your nominated pharmacy .

Any patient on an adrenaline pen should be watchful of the expiry date and if required speak to a dispenser

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Blood Tests

If you need a routine blood test or INR these can now be booked online at Landseer Road and also Ipswich Hospital Outpatients. We have very limited phlebotomy appointments available at the surgery during these exceptional circumstances so your patience and support at this time is very much appreciated.

Book your blood test or INR online

 

How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population

For further details see our How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population document.

 

My Care Record

My Care Record enables health and care professionals, directly involved in your care, to access information about you.

 

Our Telephone Options have Changed

When telephoning the surgery our telephone options have been changed. Please listen carefully to the option you require.

 

National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

This GP Practice is taking part in an important national project to improve how people are diagnosed with cancer.

 

Training Dates

From 13.00 there are no clinicians within the surgery, reception staff will be happy to make or amend appointments, but the telephones will be diverted to the 111 service. Pre-ordered prescriptions can be collected during this time.

 

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Patient Online Services

You can now book your appointment and order your repeat prescription online using our patient online access service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

If you have not already registered for this service please pop into the surgery for details.

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The 4 Videos below are GDPR notice

Your Rights

 

Security

 

What we do with your information

 

Keeping Records

 

 

Click below to watch a video about Fair Processing

 

Dr Annabel Smith

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Our very own Dr Bella Smith has worked at the surgery since 2014 and she has now started her own website looking at and advising on common and topical conditions. Check out the information on The Digital GP. Please note that you are unable to contact Dr Smith directly to discuss health issues, please contact the practice in the usual ways.

 

Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

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The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

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