Newsletter – April 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Telephone Appointments
The surgery is getting an increased level of patients requesting telephone appointments. Please make it as easy as possible for the GP’s to get hold of you and keep your mobile/land line telephone to hand. If you do miss the call you will need to phone reception and book another telephone appointment.

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New bin collection schedule

Alex Rileyfrom Cllr Alex Riley

As I’m sure most of you are aware, our kerbside collection day is being changed from early on Wednesday mornings to early on Thursday mornings.

We have been told to have the bin(s) out by 6am or we risk missing the collection.

This week the collection will be for blue and green bins, just as it would have been under the old system.

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Newsletter – March 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone 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.

Booking Appointments On-line
Would you like to book appointments on-line? Please contact the Surgery for more information.

Telephone Consultation
Could we deal with your consultation over the telephone? Please phone the Surgery to book and ensure we have your up to date contact details.

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Don’t swallow up your NHS

from NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG

Health Chiefs in Cambridgeshire are urging local residents to buy basic medications from pharmacies instead of getting them on prescription.

Last year your local NHS spent over £4 million on prescribing medicines that can be bought easily from local pharmacies or supermarkets. This includes £1.5million on prescribing pain relief (paracetamol), £1.2 million to treat upset stomachs, £550,000 on antihistamines and £320,000 to treat heartburn and indigestion.

All of these medicines can be bought at local pharmacies or supermarkets for less than it costs the NHS to prescribe.

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Air Training Corps

Aged 12-17? Interested in aviation, adventure and looking for exciting new challenges? Then it’s time you joined the Air Training Corps. We’re recruiting now! Pop along to our recruiting evening at 7:30pm on 23rd January at the Cadet Centre, Magdalene Close, Longstanton, CB24 3EG. We look forward to meeting you!

If you have any queries please contact Duncan at duncanatc@outlook.com

Newsletter – February 2017

from Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Out of Hours Care
Please remember to phone 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.

Booking Appointments
On-line Would you like to book appointments on-line? Please contact the Surgery for more information.

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Swavesey Community Choir ‘FREE’s the Christmas spirit

from Amy Turner-Monk

Swavesey Community Choir are a small community choir who have been singing together for 10 Years. This term we have welcomed our new director. John Mullett and we decided that this year we would do things differently.

  • Take the choir into the community this included performing at Over Day Centre’s Christmas lunch and at The Grange Residential Care Home in Littleport.
    This allowed us to bring the Christmas spirit to individuals that would not be able to come to our traditional concert.
  • Free entry for our main concert at St Andrew’s Church, Swavesey, with the added twist of the audience choosing 50% of the carols.

This really put pressure on the director and the choir as we had no idea which of the carols would be chosen. However it was received really well by the audience and helped to create inclusive feeling about the evening.

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A14 Bulletin – January 2017

A14Work on the A14 development scheme is accelerating as we enter the new year. To help avoid inconvenience to local road users, information is available from a number of sources:

From the project websiteFacebook page or Twitter account: @A14C2H. By phone via a public helpline on 0800 270 0114. You can also write to:

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Project Office
High Street
Boxworth
Cambridgeshire
CB23 4NG

Highways England will publish progress reports and plans for upcoming works for three sections of the improvement scheme. Here on LongstantonVillage.org, we’ll bring you a monthly summary relating to the Swavesey – Milton section. If you need information on the rest of the project, please refer to Highway England’s monthly bulletins which will be available in the Documents area of our Parish Council site.

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Newsletter – January 2017

willingham_surgeryfrom Sharon Unwin – Practice Manager

Patient Survey
Thank you to all of our patients who kindly completed a Patient Survey. We received some wonderful comments and always value your feedback, so please continue to let us know how we are doing.  Patients can leave feedback on our Website, Nhs choices or in Surgery in our comments box.

Booking Appointments On-line
Would you like to book appointments on-line? Please contact the Surgery for more information.

Telephone Consultation
Could we deal with your consultation over the telephone? Please phone the Surgery to book and ensure we have your up to date contact details.

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