Newsletter – July 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Bar Hill Registrations
We regret to inform you that we are currently unable to accept any further registrations from Bar Hill. This area currently falls within our outer boundary, and we are having to suspend applications due to capacity and the increasing demands on GP time. We have to ensure the clinical care we are able to provide all of our patient population is the very best it can be, which is why we have made the decision to limit our intake from the outer area. Further information is available from our website.

Disabled Parking
Please respect our Disabled Parking bays at Willingham and Longstanton Surgeries. Disabled parking is a very important facility to many of our patients that hold a blue badge and this parking is reserved specifically for them. Please do not abuse these parking bays for any other purpose. If you do not have a blue badge we will ask you to move your vehicle.

Be Self-Care Aware
By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner, avoiding unnecessary trips to see your GP or even to the A & E Department. Things to keep in your medicine cabinet:

  • Allergy Medicines
  • Simple pain killers like paracetamol and ibuprofen.
  • Sore throat, coughs, colds and flu medications.
  • Heartburn and indigestion remedies.
  • Pile (haemorrhoid) treatments.
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication.
  • Rehydration salts.
  • First aid kit including plasters and bandages.

Travel Vaccinations
If you are travelling abroad this summer please remember to check if you need any travel vaccinations. You can book an appointment with one of our nurses who will be happy to check for you.

Out of hours cover
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
Help the NHS to reduce waste by only ticking the repeat items that you actually need. Please allow 48hrs notice when ordering repeat prescriptions.

Cambridgeshire Hearing Clinics
The next hearing Aid Clinics will be held at Willingham Surgery on Wed 19th July, Wed 16th August and Wed 20th September. No appointment necessary, just pop in for your free NHS hearing aid batteries and for help and advice regarding hearing loss.

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