Welcome to St. Mary's Surgery
Telephone Triage - starting 3rd March 2014
Due to increasing pressure on appointments, we have been reviewing how we might more effectively manage the demand. As a result, we have decided to introduce a telephone triage system for home visits and urgent / same-day appointments. This will be effective from 3rd March 2014. All requests for such appointments will be triaged by a GP or a Nurse. Please download the telephone triage PDF file at the bottom of this page for more detailed information.
Please be aware of an email scam doing the rounds. It appears some patients have received emails purporting to be from NICE entitled “IMPORTANT: Blood Analysis” and suggesting the recipient has a low white blood cell count and may have cancer, asking them to print out attached CBC test results and take them to their family doctor.
NICE are aware of these messages and have informed the police, additionally they are advising patients to ignore the message and not open the attachment or click on any links.
The link below has more information:
Please note the surgery will be closed between 1pm and 4:30pm on the following dates for staff training during 2014: 17th June, 16th July, 9th September, 8th October. In the event of a medical emergency during this time please phone the surgery on 01353 663434.
Care Data Programme
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
For more information, a Poster, Patient Information Leaflet, Opt Out Form and Patient FAQ are available to download at the bottom of this page.
News - SystmOnline users are now able to book appointments online.
For patients aged over 16 it is possible to order your medication online and book appointments, but to do this you need to visit the Surgery to register for the service.
A link to SystmOnline can be found at the top of this page just below the picture of the surgery.
Our Summer/Autumn newsletter is available to download at the bottom of this page
More detailed information regarding Measles is available in the "A-Z" section of the website.
Change to the national immunisation programme for children
From the 1st June 2013 the second dose of Men C vaccination usually given at 4 months will be postponed and given as an adolescent booster at around 14 years of age.
From the 1st July 2013 oral Rotavirus vaccination will be routinely offered at the age of 2 months and again at 3 months when they attend for their first and second routine childhood immunisations.
The Pneumococcal vaccination is now part of the childhood immunisation programme and it is also offered to all patients over the age of 65 and those under the age of 65 who are at increased risk of developing Pneumonia. It is usually a single vaccination. Please check with Reception if you do not believe you have been vaccinated.