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Out of Hours
If you require urgent medical assistance when the practice is closed, please call 1-1-1.  All calls to the NHS 111 Service are free from both landlines and mobiles.  Your call will be triaged and advice or treatment will be arranged.

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency please dial 999.

Home Visits
Please telephone 01706 888222.  Where possible, we ask that a request for a home visit be made before 10.30am. Be prepared to give brief details of the problem to the receptionist to enable the doctor to assess the urgency of your call.

Your telephone numbers

Please could you let us know your phone/mobile number.  It is very important that we have this information in order for us to contact you if necessary.  Some of  the information we have is out of date.  We now have the facility to send SMS messages to you to remind you about appointments, and other important practice information.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

We are constantly monitoring non attenders, and there has been an increase in the number of patients failing to attend.  If you fail to attend without informing us we will write to you.  If you repeatedly fail to attend for appointments you may be removed from the practice list and will have to find an alternative GP. 

Repeat Prescriptions

PLEASE NOTE - FROM 1st JANUARY 2016 PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED BY TELEPHONE.

You can now order your repeat prescriptions on line.  Simply go to the prescriptions page and enter your information.  From August 2015, please remember to allow 48 hours for your prescription to be be prepared.  Please note, that prescriptions ordered after 5.30pm on Fridays and over the weekend, will not be processed until Monday and will therefore be ready for collection on Wednesday.   If you wish to collect your prescription from a chemist please ask the chemist to pick your prescription up from the surgery for you. The Practice does not inform the chemist, this must be done by the patient.

Nominating a Chemist

The practice now have an electronic prescription service.  You can nominate a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically.  You can then collect your medications direct from the pharmacy without the need for coming to the surgery. 

 

 

<h3>Sexual Health</h3> <p> <img style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; WIDTH: 134px; FLOAT: right; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; HEIGHT: 143px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" alt="cold" src="/images/male_female.jpg" />Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). </p> <p>For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it&#39;s important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS. </p> <h3>Useful Resources:</h3> <p> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexandyoungpeople/Pages/Sex-and-young-people-hub.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="48">Sex & Young People</a> <br />A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS</p> <p> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/STIs/Pages/STIs-hub.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="49">Sexually Transmitted Infections</a> <br />Issues, symptoms and treatments</p> <p> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/STIs/Pages/ExpertAnswers.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="50">Sexual Health FAQs</a> <br />Expert answers from a qualified Doctor</p> <p> <a href="http://www.fpa.org.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="51">Netdoctor<img style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; MARGIN: 3px; FLOAT: right; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" alt="FPA" src="/images/FPA-logo.jpg" /><br /></a>Here you&#39;ll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.fpa.org.uk/" target="_blank">FPA - The Sexual Health Charity<br /></a> <span class="st">Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.</span> </p> <h3> <hr />Contraception</h3> <p>There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <table style="WIDTH: 75%" border="0" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="2"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <b>Types of contraception</b> </td> <td> <b>Where do you get contraception?</b> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <embed height="200" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="250" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/dlgPkyh3_n8&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;fs=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"> </embed> </td> <td> <embed height="202" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="250" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/cLq_9X6H4aQ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;hl=en&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;fs=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;rel=0&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;color1=0x5d1719&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;color2=0xcd311b" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"> </embed> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h3> <hr />Useful Resources</h3> <p align="left"> <a href="http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/sex_relationships/facts/contraception_which.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="54"> <font color="#964646">NetDoctor </font> </a> <br />A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are</p> <p align="left"> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Contraception/Pages/Introduction.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="55"> <font color="#964646">Contraception - NHS Choices </font> </a> <br />Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.</p> <p align="left"> <a href="http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/hormonal_contraception.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="56">Hormonal Contraception</a> <br />This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.</p> <h3> <hr />Chlamydia</h3> <p> <span style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 5px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; PADDING-RIGHT: 5px; FLOAT: left; PADDING-TOP: 5px"> <object width="250" height="200"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Lw53jFuOfI&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1Lw53jFuOfI&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="250" height="200"> </embed> </object> </span> </p> <p> </p> <p>Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.</p> <p>Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.  </p> <h3> </h3> <h3>Useful Links</h3> <p> <a href="http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/focusonchlamydia/Pages/Focus-on-chlamydia-hub.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="52">NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia<br /></a>Information, videos and advice from the NHS website</p> <p> <a href="http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/chlamydia.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" linkindex="53">Chlamydia</a> <br />This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <hr /> <p> <em>These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice</em> </p>
 
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