Newsletter – December 2016

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Our surgeries will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Public Holiday Tuesday 27th December, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day & Public Holiday 2nd January

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone Urgent Care Cambridge on 111 if you require medical attention when the surgery is closed.  Please remember that Accident & Emergency is intended for life threatening conditions or if you are likely to need an X-ray.

Repeat Prescriptions
The last date for ordering repeat prescriptions in time for Christmas holidays is Wednesday the 21st of December.  The last date for collection of medicines before Christmas will be Friday the 23rd of December by 1pm at Longstanton Surgery and 6.30pm at Willingham Pharmacy.

Christmas Lucky Squares in aid of Magpas
These are available at £1 each from reception in Willingham & Longstanton surgeries.  Many prizes including food hampers, chocolates and other goodies can be won so please buy a ticket or donate a prize.  Thank you and good luck!

Self Care Medication
Winter months are very busy times for GP Surgeries and it is very helpful if some minor conditions are treated with over the counter medicines.  Why not visit our Willingham Pharmacy and stock up your medicine cabinet for the Christmas holidays. This is a short list of some minor conditions which you can treat at home.

  • Treatment of acute pain, such as headache.
  • Management of coughs & colds.
  • Reducing body temperature where there is a small increase in temperature.
  • Treating one-off constipation and/or diarrhea.
  • Treating minor abrasions or irritated skin.
  • Minor allergic responses.
  • Occurrences of head-lice infestation.
  • Treatment of oral or vaginal thrush.

Flu Vaccinations Clinics are now set up so please phone the surgery to arrange an appointment for your flu vaccination.

Cambridgeshire Hearing Clinics
The next Hearing Aid Clinics will be held at Willingham Surgery on Wed 21st December from 2-4pm.  No appointment necessary, just pop along for your free NHS hearing aid batteries and for help and advice regarding hearing loss.

Willingham Pharmacy
The Pharmacy is required by the NHS to conduct a Patient Satisfaction Survey so please complete a paper survey in the Pharmacy or complete the on line survey by visiting www.cppsurvey.co.uk.  Thank you for your support and a Very Happy Christmas from the Pharmacy Team.

ALL THE STAFF AT THE SURGERY WOULD LIKE TO WISH OUR PATIENTS A VERY HEALTHY AND HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

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