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Stourview Branch Surgery
With effect from 29th June 2015 Stourview Branch surgery will be open Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm,
Tuesday 8:00am - 1:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am - 1:00pm, Thursday 8:00am - 1:00pm,
Friday Closed.
Please note that the Camps Road surgery will be open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm.
If you need access to the surgery when the Stourview branch is closed, please go to the Camps Road surgery or call
01440 702010 or 01440 703667
 
Appointments
Please consider booking well ahead or, if things can't wait that long, seeing someone you don't normally see.
 

Extended Hours

We open on a Saturday Morning from 8.30am - 11.30am for booked appointments only. With a GP or a Nurse.

 Urgent surgery

We have an allocated emergency appointment surgery which will be available to patients (on the day) who need to be seen by a doctor urgently.

You need to call as close to 8.00am as possible for an emergency morning appointment or as close to 1.30pm as possible for an afternoon appointment.

Repeat prescriptions
Please note, in keeping with the West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WSCCG) policy, your repeat prescription will from now on be issued for ONE MONTH at a time.  This is a National requirement proven to reduce waste on a very large scale.

 Cancelling your Appointment  
If you are unable to attend an appointment, please telephone and leave a message using option 3 to leave a voice mail message or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.
 By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.
 

Test Results 

 Please call after 11am to get your test results from the receptionist team.

 

Test results can only be given to the person whose result they are, or (in the case of children under 16 only) their parent or guardian.

The Summary Care Record - this affects you

Please read the section in the right hand column about the summary care record. This affects you and you need to decide if you are happy for your medical records to be uploaded to a centrally held record which other health provders can access.

Pharmacy 

There are two pharmacies in Haverhill which open for 100 hours a week, one at Tesco's supermarket and one in the surgery building.  Both supply medication to any patient, including those registered at the surgery.

There are four other dispensing chemists in Haverhill -

Sainsburys pharmacy is inside Sainsburys supermarket, Well Pharmacy is on Mill Road near the Drabbet Smock, David Holland chemist is next door to the Clements Surgery and Boots is on the High Street. Opening hours vary and may be found under the heading marked pharmacy, opposite.  

Chlamydia
Set your mind at rest
Get a test
see opposite column for details

 

Flu and Flu vaccination

 

 

 

SEASONAL FLU

The Flu season is upon us again and we are now seeing lots of cases at the surgery.
For most people flu is an unpleasant illness but not a risky one. It will give you a miserable few days of respiratory symptoms, muscle aches and pains and severe weariness. You may have a temperature, a cough, a sore throat or an upset stomach.
The majority of people have symptoms for about one to two weeks and then recover with no problems.

If you are over 65 or have a chronic health condition, but have not had a flu jab, please phone to book an appointment for a flu jab - although if you are attending the surgery for anything else please ask the doctor or nurse if you can have your flu jab at the same time. This will save you a second trip.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination

Influenza–flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses.  Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Healflujabsth Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.

Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:

  • people aged 65 or over,
  • people with a medical condition affecting their heart, lungs, liver, kidneys or nervous system,
  • people living in a residential or nursing home,
  • the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill,
  • healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care, and
  • those who work in close contact with poultry, such as chickens.

Resources

For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab.

There is a full guide on the NHS immunisation website or you can download the pdf guide here

HPA - Season Flu Guide

RCGP - The battle against flus and colds

BUPA - Seasonal Flu guide




FLU ALERT
: SWINE FLU

symptoms_of_swine_fluSwine flu initially spread around the world, and we had many cases in Haverhill.
A vaccine is available to those at higher risk from the disease
.
However the swine flu infection seems to have died down for now.

Swine flu was not usually a serious threat to health (although rarely, it can be), but for most people it does feel unpleasant. It is like the flu, not just like a normal cold. If you have swine flu you will have flu like symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, temperature and cough. You will feel rotten and may need to rest/go to bed.




 



 
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