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Face Coverings 

Following the announcement from Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister we continue to ask that you wear face coverings 

Please help protect Staff and all Patients when attending the Practice

Our Covid-19 Vaccination Programme 

  •   If you want to book you appointment call 119 or visit www.gov.uk website.

Please DO NOT call the surgery to ask when you will be able to receive your vaccination

STAFF NEWS

30th June 2022

Welcome

  • We would like to welcome our new receptionists Hayley Cadman and Karen Blake to the team
  • We would like to welcome our two new paramedics Ryan Williams and Kieron Godby.  Ryan will predominantly be undertaking our home visits working closely with our doctors.  Kieron will be undertaking minor illness clinics working alongside the doctors.

Goodbye

  • We have bid a fond farewell to Kate Ross, Anne Godbolt and Denise Westall.
  • Kate has taken a secretarial post with a Physiotherapy company, Anne has left the NHS to join a retail team and Denise has taken an office administration job closer to home.  We wish them all the best for the future.  They will be missed

eConsult

Please note - For urgent enquiries, please ring our surgeries at Holbrook or Shotley.

For non-urgent issues, please use eConsult above

eConsult is only available during surgery hours.

When you ring to book an appointment you will be asked if you would like a face to face and telephone appointment.  We will also be continuing  with video consultations and electronic consultations where possible. If you have a telephone consultation the doctor may offer you a face to face appointment if required.

Demand for appointments continues to increase with Mondays being exceptionally busy. Fridays are also busy and should be for urgent queries only, that cannot wait over the weekend.

To help with the demand for appointments we would appreciate it if you can ring Tuesday to Thursday to help spread the workload.

 

  • Nurse’s appointments: Nurse appointments can now be booked three weeks in advance.
  • Annual Checks – We are inviting patients to come for their Long Term Condition Annual Checks. These are being scheduled to the month of birth. You may be invited slightly earlier than a year to bring your check in line with your birth month.  The check can be done partially or fully on eConsult. Please go to https://holbrookandshotleysurgery.webgp.com/reviews and click on your condition. There are templates for Asthma, Diabetes, Thyroid, COPD, Hypertension, Contraceptive pill and medication reviews. Please complete the information as fully as possible. Submitting the form will reduce the time of your appointment as we can gather information before you attend.
  • Physiotherapist: We now have a physiotherapist attached to our practice for musculoskeletal problems. The appointments will be either a telephone call or a face to face appointment.
  • Medication reviews: Our Clinical Pharmacist is now undertaking medication reviews face to face as well as over the telephone. If you have a medication review with our pharmacist, you will still need to order your repeat medication as normal. 
  • Covid-19 Boosters – Covid-19 Boosters for all eligible patients are being delivered at the vaccination hubs (ie Gainsborough Sports Centre) and pharmacies in Ipswich. You can book your booster via 119 or the gov.uk website.  You can also attend a walk-in clinic.  A list of walk-in clinics can be found Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
  • Blood tests – We continue to undertake blood tests at both Holbrook and Shotley Surgeries. Please ensure you book an appointment.
  • eConsult – we recommend patients use eConsult for non-urgent queries including repeat Fit For Work Note/Sick Certificate requests, medication queries, referral to hospital which will send details to our GPs and staff and we can respond via a one way message. Visit https://holbrookandshotleysurgery.webgp.com/
  • PPE: if you are being seen for an appointment, our clinical staff will wear appropriate PPE. This may include a face mask, gloves, apron and visor depending on your appointment type.
  • Coronavirus symptoms: when you telephone the practice or visit in person, you will be asked if you have if you have any Covid-19 symptoms. If you are symptomatic we can still offer you a telephone or video appointment to discuss your symptoms.
  • Repeat medication can be ordered online via eConsult, the NHS App or SystmOnline. If you have no online access, you can drop your repeat slip through the letterbox at either site.
  • A lip speaker is available for those who are hard of hearing. Contact Natalie Farrugia at nfbslpro@gmail.com or on 07860 373317. Natalie has kindly offered to help but is not employed by the practice. By contacting Natalie directly you understand the confidentiality issues.
  • Childhood immunisations and baby checks –Parents should still bring their children for their immunisations and baby checks.
  • Postnatal checks: our usual 6 week postnatal check will now be combined with your babies 8 week immunisations so you only need to attend once and will see both the nurse and doctor.
  • Cervical screening – please phone us to book these as normal
  • For mental health issues due to coronavirus visit https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/

 


Opening Times (please ring wherever possible)

Holbrook

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 12:30

08:00 – 18:30

Shotley

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 12:30

 

Prescription collection times

Holbrook

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 (closed 1-2pm)

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 17:00

08:00 – 12:30

08:00 – 18:30

Shotley

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 (closed 1-2pm)

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 18:30

08:00 – 12:30




Welcome to Holbrook and Shotley Surgery

There are two main Surgeries, in Holbrook and Shotley. Both surgeries have dispensaries which will issue prescribed drugs to eligible patients (if you live within one mile of an independent Pharmacy we are not permitted to dispense to you.).

Both surgeries are well equipped, purpose designed buildings and are conveniently situated in the centres of their villages on bus routes.

Wheelchair access, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are provided at both premises. In addition to the main surgeries, there is a surgery held at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, for pupils only.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


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Our organisation is part of the My Care Record approach which is supporting the work of health and care organisations across the East of England as they respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For example, we are working to make sure doctors, nurses and co-ordination staff at places you may receive advice or treatment can see important information from your patient record. This could include NHS  treatment centres such as the London NHS Nightingale Hospital. This will make it easier and faster for them to deliver effective care.


Exercising guidelines for patients with a diagnosis of dementia, learning disabilities or autism, or who has significant mental health needs.

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Suffolk Wellbeing Service

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Contact Details

Holbrook and Shotley Surgery

Contact Telephone

01473 328263
111

Shotley Street

Contact Telephone

01473 787435
111
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