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Dispensary Text Messaging Service

From 1st May 2019 the practice intends to launch a new text messaging service for dispensing patients.  This will allow our Dispensing Team to notify you of when your repeat medication is ready for collection or whether there is a query with your repeat medication request which we need to discuss with you saving you from unnecessary journeys to the practice or unnecessarily long waits in the Dispensary queue.

If you collect your repeat medication from the practice dispensary and would like to receive notifications of when it is ready for collection please complete the SMS Consent form online or complete a consent form next time you're in the surgery.

If you already receive SMS Appointment Reminders then there is no need to complete another consent form.

For further information or if you have any queries then please speak to a member of our Dispensary Team.


NHS Prescription Fee

Please be aware that the NHS Prescription fee will rise to £9.00 from the 1st April 2019.


Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies at the practice:

  • HR Administrator (Full-Time)
  • Senior Receptionist (Part-Time Job Share) 23 hrs pw
  • Dispensary Admin Support (Part-Time) 25 hrs pw
  • Dispensary Assistant (Full and Part-Time)

For more information and an application pack, click here.

When We Are Closed

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

NHS111

NHS 111 is a relatively new service that's been introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

When to use it

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

Alternatively, when the surgery is closed an Out of Hours service is provided for urgent medical advice and attention at Stamford Hospital until 10.00pm and then at Grantham Hospital until 8.00am. 

Peterborough City Hospital is the nearest Accident & Emergency Department.

Accessing Medicines Out of Hours

If you run out of your medicines outside of the Dispensary normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you're away from home.

You can use the NHS Pharmacy Service Search, call NHS 111, go to your nearest NHS Walk-in Centre or, if it's a real emergency, go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) unit.

For more information visit the NHS Choices website accessing medicines out of hours.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

 
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