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PRACTICE DECISION ON FECKENHAM BRANCH CLOSURE

Our application to close the Feckenham Branch Surgery was approved by the local NHS and the last drop in surgery will be on the 24th April 2019.

We will continue to see patients from Feckenham and outlying villages at the main surgery and home visits for housebound patients will be available as before.

We understand the decision to close the service is an unpopular one however we stand by the compelling reasons we have highlighted during the consultation process.

Looking forward we are focusing on improving the overall service we offer patients. Patients who have rung recently will be aware we have the new modern phone system in place.

We have expanded the appointments available and now have Dr Asif doing a Tuesday afternoon surgery alongside his other sessions. This will offset the appointments we will be losing due to the closure.

Dr Twigg, Dr Meredith and Dr Ali also have sessions and Nazia Nazir our pharmacist is doing telephone and face to face medication reviews Monday to Thursday. Her “pharmacy appointments” can be booked directly by patients.

We will continue to monitor our appointments over the coming months to ensure we have good access and will continue to work with stakeholders and our Patient Participation Group which meets regularly.

If you have any comments please write to us at the surgery or through the comments and suggestions form on our website. www.theridgewaysurgery.co.uk

We plan to develop and add new services in the coming months and will make patients aware via posters and the various local parish magazines.

 

Clinics & Services

pregnant_examContraception Service

Please contact the Surgery for further information.

Maternity Care

All doctors provide maternity services and hold their own antenatal clinics on Friday mornings following surgery. In addition the community midwife also holds a clinic on Friday mornings. Where attendances prove particularly difficult, appointments may be re-arranged by discussion with the doctor.

mother_baby_consultBaby 8 week checks

These are done by the Doctor on Thursday afternoons between 3pm and 4pm at the surgery. The practice nurse runs a child vaccination clinic at the same time, contact the receptionist to book an appointment. If you wish to see the Child Health Visitor please make an appointment by contacting Crabbs Cross Clinic. Telephone No: 01527 488770.

Cervical Smear Tests

We encourage all women usually between the ages of 25-65 to have a smear Test. Women aged 25 to 49 will be screened every 3 years and women aged 50 to 64 will be screened every 5 years. Appointments can be made with the nurse. If you have not had a smear within the last 3 or 5 years (see above), or are unsure when your last one was, please speak to the receptionist.

girl_injectionInfluenza & Pneumonia Vaccinations

Influenza vaccinations are available usually from mid October. We also offer immunisations against one of the commoner forms of pneumonia to everybody over the age of 65 and to patients who have conditions that necessitate them having additional protection. The practice nurse will be happy to advise whether you need either of these vaccinations or not.

New Patient Checks

All new patients are encouraged to see the practice nurse for a check-up, as are our existing patients who have not seen a doctor for three years. Patients over the age of seventy five are encouraged to have an annual check-up with either the nurse or one of the doctors.

Well Person Health Checks

Are available to patients by making an appointment to see the Practice Nurse.

Phlebotomy Service

We have dedicated phlebotomists who undertake blood tests Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday between 08.30 – 1300 and 0830-1200 on Tuesday.

elderley_lady_bpcheckMinor Surgery and Cryotherapy clinics.

The removal of minor lesions, cysts, joint injections and cryosurgery for warts are all available. Please discuss these with a doctor or the practice nurse.We run two "freezing clinics" each month for warts and verrucas

Medical Examinations and Insurance Certificates Examinations

For HGV, taxi, PSV driving or for insurance purposes are not covered by the NHS. The fees charged are displayed in reception.

Speech Therapy, Home Physiotherapy Occupational Therapy, Chiropody, Counselling and, Social Services Support

These services can be arranged through your doctor if a referral is felt to be appropriate.

 
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