This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

Fond Farewell to Dr. Giblin


Glemsford Surgery is very sad to share that Dr. Mary Giblin is leaving us for pastures new.  Dr. Giblin will be very sadly missed and we know that our patients, friends, and carers will join us to wish her all the best in the future.  Dr. Giblin has been a Partner at Glemsford Surgery since 1999 and has worked tirelessly to provide excellent care over the years.  We thank her for her years of service to Glemsford and our neighbouring villages and wish her all the best for the future!



In line with national guidance, antibody testing (to see if you have had Coronavirus) will be rolled out in Suffolk and North East Essex in a safe and phased way.  It has begun with NHS hospital staff.  We will keep you updated as to when this test is available to different staff and patient groups.  Meanwhile, please may we request that you DO NOT ASK YOUR GP about availability.  This will help us to help you with all other urgent calls.  We will make an announcement as soon as we can.



IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR OUR PATIENTS AND CARERS


CORONAVIRUS (COVID_19)


Updated 19th March 2020 - for more information please click on the link below to visit our dedicated "Coronavirus Advice" page by clicking on the tab "Coronavirus"


The Public are advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:


A new continuous cough OR


High temperature of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher



To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19


and reduce pressure on your local GP practice


during this busy time, appointments will be


carried out over the phone unless there is a


clinical need for you to come into the practice.




This will help minimise risk while continuing


to ensure people get the care and advice they


need.



ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING


Please DO NOT book a GP appointment using the ONLINE SERVICES if you suspect you have contracted Coronavirus.  Please call NHS 111 instead.



Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact

Repeat Prescriptions

green_pill_spill

We are a dispensing practice.  This has the advantage that patients can get almost all their necessary medications on a single trip to the surgery.

You can order your repeat prescription in one of the following ways:

  • In person – a small white deposit box labelled ‘Repeat Prescriptions’ is situated on the left of the entrance to the main surgery. Please deposit your repeat prescription slip here and check the timetable on the deposit box to identify when you will be able to collect your order from dispensary.
  • SystmOnline – order online.  Please see the reception team in order to obtain a log in and password to access this service. Once registered you can access the system via the link at the top of this page.

If you have the same regular items each month, talk to a member of the dispensary team about managed or batch repeats (where we do the ordering for you).

It would be helpful if you could give the specific name of the medication you require to assist in ordering the correct medications from your repeat list.  If a member of staff tells you the doctor wants to review your condition and check your treatment, it is essential that you follow the advice and make an appointment. If you require an item of medication that is not listed on your repeat, the request will have to be put in front of your usual doctor for them to authorise before issuing. In this circumstance, you may be asked to contact the surgery to confirm the doctor’s decision on issuing the medication, you will then be advised when this item may be ready to collect from dispensary or be given further instruction from the doctor.

Please note that it is NHS policy to issue a maximum of 28 days (one month’s) supply of medication at a time, this allows the doctor to ensure safe monitoring of all patients medications and minimises medication wastage due to dose changes/alterations. As such, you will be issued with one month supply of medication at a time unless circumstances such as holidays require different – this to be authorised by your doctor.

48 hours(2 full working days)notice (not including weekends) is required to process a repeat prescription, so please be sure not to run out of your medication.  This time is needed in order for the doctors to ensure safe and accurate dispensing to all of our patients.   Please allow more time during busier periods such as Christmas, Easter and bank holidays.

Please note: dispensary is closed between 12:00 – 14:00 DURING THE CURRENT COVID SITUATION

HARTEST COLLECTION 

Residents of Hartest and surrounding villages can collect their repeat medication from Hartest Institute between 12 noon and 1:30pm every Wednesday (excluding Bank Holidays).

 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website