Newsletter – January 2018

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

***HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR PATIENTS***

Patient Survey
Thank you to all our patients who took part in our annual Patient Survey. The results have been published on the practice website. We are delighted with the positive feedback we received. We always like to know what you think so we can improve the service we deliver, and invite you to comment either via NHS choices, through our website or using the suggestion boxes in the surgeries.

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Longstanton Living Advent Calendar – starts 1st December

The idea for a ‘living advent calendar’ came from Saltaire Inspired. Five businesses and 22 private houses in the village will be putting on a window display during the run-up to Christmas, with one new display being ‘opened’ each evening.

Using this map, you will be able to enjoy a walking tour of all the participating homes and businesses. There is also a facebook page @LongstantonAdventCalendar where you can see details of festive treats offered by some participants when they open their windows.

Newsletter – December 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

***Our surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Normal opening hours apply every other day ***

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone Urgent Care Cambridge on 111 if you require medical attention when the surgery is closed. Please help our Emergency Services and only call 999 for a life threatening condition. Remember that Accident & Emergency is intended for life threatening conditions or if you are likely to need an x-ray.

Repeat Prescriptions
Please plan ahead and make sure you have enough medication. The last date for ordering repeat prescriptions in time for the Christmas holidays is Wednesday 20th December. The last date for collection before the Christmas holidays is Friday 22nd December by 1pm at Longstanton Surgery and 6:30pm at Willingham Pharmacy. The last date for ordering repeat medication before New year will be Weds 27th December and collection is no later than 29th of December. The surgeries will re-open as normal on Tuesday 2nd January.

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Cinderella – Box Office is open!

Christmas is coming.

Did we really say that? It’s not even Hallowe’en… Still if you want to be sure of your tickets for December’s panto by the Over Players, better start planning ahead.

The seasonal production from The Over Players will be the ever popular traditional family panto Cinderella. There is a Prince and Ugly Sisters and shoes, plus a Pantomime Horse and wonderful songs for all the family to enjoy.

Following a successful and fun workshop, rehearsals are now well underway and the Players look forward to welcoming you to the Over Community Centre in December.

Book early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets on sale 9th October 2017
Show dates 5th – 9th December 2017

Visit the website https://overplayers.uk/ or follow the Players’ Facebook page @theoverplayers for the latest up to date information.

Major A14 closures start next Monday

A14Contractors will be completing repairs on the A14 westbound carriageway starting next Monday, 16th October.

The westbound carriageway will be closed every weekday night (10 nights) from 16th to 28th October from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am between the Girton interchange and Spittals interchange. In addition, access from the M11 will be closed at Madingley.

For through traffic, signposted diversions will be via the A428 to the A1 and then north. However, we are advised that westbound access will be allowed TO LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY between the Huntingdon Road at the Girton interchange and Fenstanton. Drivers using this access should be aware that they will be driving through road works with a speed limit of 15mph.

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Newsletter – November 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Flu Vaccinations
We have now received our “Flu Vaccinations”. Please call and book your appointment. The vaccination is recommended (and free!) to all patients over the age of 65, pregnant women and those patients who have a long term medical condition regardless of age. If you are unsure please ask us.

Flu Vaccines for Healthy Children
We now have the nasal Flu vaccinations (Fluenz) in stock. This winter, children born between 01/09/2013 and 31/08/2015 are eligible to receive the free nasal flu vaccination at the surgery. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

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An Invitation from Swavesey Community Choir

from Swavesey Community Choir

If you have always enjoyed singing, then Swavesey Community Choir would love you to join them! We welcome everyone, whether you just enjoy singing in the car or have years of experience.

We meet every Wednesday evening (during term time) at Swavesey Village College, starting from 13th September at 7.30pm.

Feel free to “come and try us out” anytime! For more information please email swavesey.community.choir@gmail.com or check out our website at http://www.swaveseycommunitychoir.co.uk/

LDHS test-pitting this weekend

The LDHS test-pitting weekend is upon us. Volunteers have made their gardens available for the digging of small exploratory test pits so that any archaeological information obtained can be added to the considerable discoveries made during the preparatory work for Northstowe.

If you are interested in helping with the excavations or washing the finds, please join the team at the Manor (corner of Woodside and Rampton Road) this Saturday at 9am. Finds will be displayed on Sunday fro 3pm to 4pm.

Click the image for more information.