Bank Holiday Closure
The surgery will be closed on Monday 30th May 2016
For minor ailments, sore throats, ear ache, stomach problems etc. your local pharmacy may be able to give you advice and over the counter treatment. Pharmacists are trained to treat a number of illnesses.
If you need URGENT medical attention please call 111
In a life threatening emergency dial 999
Reminder to travellers
If you are travelling abroad this summer, please remember to book your appointment in our Travel clinic NOW. We recommend that you contact us at least eight weeks before your intended travel date, particularly as some vaccinations take several weeks to provide adequate protection.
Those of you who are travelling to Europe as a family should make sure that your children have had their MMR vaccinations as there have been regular outbreaks of measles in France in recent years.
Our travel clinics are held weekly on Wednesdays (3.30 - 5.30pm) and Fridays (11.30 - 12.30pm)
Do you have a child who is ill?
Healthier together is a new website and app developed by local healthcare professionals to help you decide where to find advice or treatment.
Find it online at : www.what0-18.nhs.uk
The website will help you identify your child's symptoms and advise you of the best way to help.
Please note that we are only able to offer the Meningitis B vaccination in accordance with the current National programme, which is a course of three vaccinations offered at 2 months, 4 months and a booster at 12 months.
We cannot offer it privately under any other circumstance, as supplies are limited and the younger children are most at risk.
We will update this message if the situation changes.
Partners & Management
New Community Service coming in March 2016
We are pleased to announce that Jubilee Surgery has agreed to host an Alzheimer's Society Dementia Adviser Service drop-in clinic on the fourth Tuesday in every month - starting on 29th March - between 1-4pm. The advisor will be happy to see any patient, or family members, who is currently living with a Dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis, irrespective of whether they are registered with the Practice or not - this is a community service and access is not restricted to just our patients.
Please click on the Dementia Further Information link to the right of this message for more details
Help demand on our Appointments
We have a tremendous demand on our appointments, but there are some things you can do to help us.
Before booking an appointment ask yourself:
Could the pharmacist at a local chemist help me, many are now trained to offer private consultations and recommend treatments for minor illnesses. They will also advise if you should see a doctor.
How important is it that you are seen quickly, or would you be better waiting for an appointment with a particular GP? If you have a long-term condition you may benefit from seeing a GP who knows you.
Don't be put off by a GP who runs late. They may be spending needed time with patients. One day you may appreciate them running late to give you the time you need.
- It's tempting to bring a list of unrelated problems, but consider what is achievable in a 10 minute appointment, if you have 4 problems the GP will not be able to address all of them fully. It is often better to come back again and spend more time on a problem rather than try to squeeze them all in together.
- Before you see the GP work out in your own mind what you are worried about, and highlight particular concerns. You may benefit from preparing short notes including how you would describe your symptoms so you don't forget everything that may be relevant.
- Get to the point, don't beat about the bush and don't keep important issues until you are about to walk out of the door.
- Wear accessible clothing if you are likely to need to undress for an examination.
- Make sure you understand what the GP has told you before you leave, if you are unsure please ask them to go through the treatment plan again.
- Have your say and get your views heard; join our patient participation group to be able to discuss current
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
The surgery is all on ground level thereby improving access for the disabled. If you have visual or hearing difficulties please ask at reception for assistance.
We can give you on-line access to book appointments or request repeat prescriptions. Currently over 3000 of our patients have signed up for this service. Follow the link for registration forms on the Appointment or Prescription Tabs at the top of the screen.
If you would like to take advantage of this please enquire at reception. We may need to see photo ID unless you have registered with us in the last 12 months.
(Site updated 25/05/2016)