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NOTICE TO PATIENT 

We are Closed during Bank Holidays, please call 111 if you require medical attention

ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS

Beechwood Surgery now offer bookable appointments up to 8 weeks in advance

depending on appointment availability 

AS OF 1ST APRIL

The surgery is no longer able to provide appointments on a Saturday. 

This is due to contractual changes. If you need to see a GP at the weekend,

PLEASE CALL OUT OF HOURS ON 111.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our patients. 

There is NO Walk-in Urgent Appointment Service at 8:00am from 1st April 2017

Please phone the surgery for an appointment or use Online-Consult 

(On-line Consult - a quick and easy method to get advice from your GP online

without having to wait for an appointment)

STAFF TRAINING:- The Surgery will be closed from 1pm in the afternoon on the following dates: -

Tuesday 4th July 2017

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Tuesday 6th March 2018

If you need an emergency appointment during this time, please call the Out of Hours Service on 111 who will arrange a GP appointment at a local surgery.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

May 2017 - We had 201 missed appointments  Please remember to cancel your appointment so another patient can be seen.  The average cost of a missed appointment is £35. 

Gluten

INING:  Free Products

Please see the latest guidance on gluten free products.

 

Clinics & Services

FAMILY PLANNING


We provide a full range of contraceptive services, including fitting coils and caps. We also have a practice nurse qualified in family planning. Please make an appointment with your doctor or nurse to discuss your needs.


MATERNITY CARE


All doctors provide antenatal and postnatal care which is normally shared with the Maternity Unit of the local hospitals. Each doctor sees his/her own antenatal patients by appointment. 


CHILD IMMUNISATIONS


We run weekly immunisation clinics which operate on an appointment system. We would encourage you to bring your child at these times if possible. Immunisations may be given at other times if required.


CHILD HEALTH SURVEILLANCE


We run the full programme of recommended Child Health Surveillance checks in conjunction with our Health Visitors. We encourage all parents with children under five years to register them with the practice for this service. Routine child health surveillance is carried out by the doctors in conjunction with the health visitor. You will be notified when this is due. Please contact the secretary with appointment queries.


MINOR SURGERY


We offer minor surgery such as removal of cysts, ingrowing toenails etc. in our treatment room. We can also deal with minor injuries. Contact the surgery if in doubt.

 


ASTHMA AND DIABETES CARE


Our asthma and diabetes nurses each run clinics at which regular checks and advice are given. The asthma nurse also teaches checks and advises on inhaler technique. If you suffer from asthma please ask for an appointment with the asthma nurse. If you suffer from diabetes and are not attending hospital regularly, please ask for an appointment with the diabetes nurse.


SCREENING AND PREVENTATIVE CARE


All new patients are offered a screening session with our nurses on registration with the practice. We encourage all patients to have regular blood pressure and weight checks. If you have not seen a doctor for three years and would like a check, please make an appointment.


The nurses run regular smear clinics. Our computerised smear recall system will remind women between 25 and 65 when their smear is due.


SMOKING CESSATION


If you are thinking of giving up smoking why not book a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse to discuss how we can help you.

 
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