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Important Information Regarding Blood Tests

Problems with an NHS supplier, Roche, has led to a temporary shortage in some of the chemicals we use to process blood test results. This is a national problem and Roche is working hard to resolve this.

We are doing everything we can to reduce the impact on our patients, but unfortunately, this is making it difficult to complete some blood tests at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).

Temporarily, we are continuing to prioritise clinically urgent tests, but this means that if you are having a regular blood test it may be delayed. We are very sorry about this.

We have the following advice for our patients:

  • If you have been told your blood test is urgent, please attend your booked appointment without delay
  • If you have been told your blood test is not urgent, please try and re-book in around two weeks’ time.

We appreciate this is frustrating for patients and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience while we work hard to resolve this issue. We will keep everyone updated.



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.



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.


2020 Flu Clinics

Flu clinics for the Over 65’S will be held at:

Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge, IP12 4AU

  • Friday 09 October 2020, 1 - 4pm - Over 65’s ONLY
  • Friday 23 October 2020, 1 - 4pm - Over 65’S ONLY

Please attend either clinic, there is no need to pre book.

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

There will also be appointments available on Saturdays, bookable in advance.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for a Flu vaccination, please ask any of the surgery team.

Thank you for supporting Little St John’s Surgery


Dr Judith Shelley

Dr Judith Shelley will be leaving Little St John’s Surgery at the end of August. Dr Shelley has been with the surgery for over 10 years and will be greatly missed by all the team here as well as her patients. We would like to say a huge thank you to Dr Shelley for the tremendous contribution that she has made during her time here especially with her tireless efforts looking after our care homes. Dr Shelley’s last day with us will be on Thursday 27/08/2020.


Dr Gary Taylor retirement

Dr Gary Taylor has now retired from Little St John’s Surgery. Dr Taylor had been with the practice for over 25 years but has now retired to enable him to spend more time with his family and to travel.

We would like to thank Dr Taylor for his tremendous contribution to the practice during his time here and to wish him all the very best for his retirement.

Patients who were previously registered with Dr Taylor will now be registered under our new GP Partner Dr Imaad Khalid.


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 informaiton 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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Keeping Records



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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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