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Online access update

Don't forget to request your medication and book your appointments online. We now offer web bookable appointments for blood tests (phlebotomy), INR (warfarin monitoring), smears (well woman clinics) and hypertension reviews. These should be booked only when a doctor or nurse has requested you have one of these tests or if your smear is due. 

You are now also able to message your GP via this service. This can be used for simple queries, such as a medication query, checking if you need a blood test/review, results query.

New members of staff

We now have a paramedic practitioner, Jo Matthews. Jo has years of experience working in the ambulance service and has spent the last year working in GP practice. She will be undertaking home visits, triage, consultations and will be helping to look after our more frail patients.

We also have a senior pharmacist, Rachel Nilsen. Rachel has experience of working in primary care and will be responsible for various aspects of patient care such as complex medication reviews and chronic disease management. 

Finally, we have a new GP, Dr Poorvie Hewa Pathiranage, who is doing one surgery a week. She is currently a partner in a practice in Borden, and will be increasing her number of surgeries later in the year. She is interested in all aspects of general practice, specialising in women's health and minor surgery. She is also involved in training junior doctors.  

Ask the pharmacist!

Many common illnesses can be treated at home. Ask your pharmacist for advice on the best medicines and treatments for minor ailments. To find your local pharmacy and its opening times - many are open late into the evening - see www.nhs.uk or call 111. For further information see the "Self help" and "Where to go for NHS care" links on this page.

Prescriptions

PLEASE ASK FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION IN GOOD TIME . ALLOW  48 HOURS/2 WORKING DAYS BEFORE COLLECTION (Electronic prescriptions only)) Paper prescriptions will take 3- 4 days. If you are using paper prescriptions, please consider signing up for the electronic service.

Evening Surgery

We are open for evening appointments every Wednesday until 8pm (Appointments for this clinic must be booked in advance).


 

Research and Training

The practice also contributes to the training of medical students, physicians associates and recently qualified doctors (foundation year 2 doctors). Sometimes you may be asked if a student can "sit in" with your doctor. You are entitled to decline but your co-operation is appreciated.

Sometimes the doctor may wish to video record their consultations - your permisssion will always be requested beforehand and your care in no way compromised if you choose to decline. 

Woodbridge Hill Surgery is certified as Research Ready by the RCGP(Royal College of General Practitioners.  Members of the PCRN-SE (Primary Care Research Network South East) which is part of the National Institute for Health Research and Clinical Research Network, which suppots research to make patients, and the NHS, better.

The practice is sometimes asked to take part in research projects. Only research approved by ethical committees is carried out. Patients will always be informed and have the right not to take part in a research  project.



 
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