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EVENING AND WEEKEND ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

As part of Extended Access we can now offer routine GP, Nurse and phlebotomy appointments on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus daytime appointments are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Call Reception on 01223 870250 to book an appointment or to ask for more information. Appointments are at nearby Surgeries; Comberton, Royston Health Centre and Nuffield Road Surgery in Cambridge.

 

The surgery and dispensary are open from:
8.30am - 1pm   &
2.00- 6pm    Mon-Friday.
Please telephone during these hours for an appointment.  The doctors will normally be available to speak to patients between 11.30-12pm and 3.15-3.45pm

 


Disabled Access

We have had electric doors installed to improve disabled access to our surgery but if you require further assistance please phone ahead or ring the doorbell by the front door.

 

Travelling abroad and live near Cambridge?

Harston Surgery Travel Clinic is now open to all, for all your travel health needs. Click on Travel information for more information

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT GIVE PRIVATE MENINGITIS B VACCINATION.

Out of hours emergencies are now the responsibility of NHS 111 who will arrange appropriate further care/advice.  For the Out of hours service please ‘phone 111. If you need immediate urgent medical help, phone 999. GP out of hours appointments have moved from their old base in Chesterton and are now on the Addenbrookes site (Clinic 9, next to A&E).

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Coronavirus information

Anyone who has travelled back from China or other Eastern/Asian countries listed by the UK government recently (in the last 2 weeks) should NOT attend the Surgery.

If you have respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, breathlessness, and/or diarrhoea) and have travelled back from China or been in contact with someone that has then please self-isolate (minimise contact with anyone else) and ring 111 for advice.

You may also ring the surgery and ask for the duty doctor to ring you back.

The Wuhan Coronavirus seems to have a low but definite mortality (usually in the older population or those with medical conditions) and stopping the spread of virus is a key measure to reduce risk.

Milder infections seem to be self limiting and as there is no active treatment then general over the counter medicines are the main stay of management.

(Maintaining oral fluid intake, paracetamol, symptomatic remedies. Every home should keep a supply of basic over the counter medicines for use in self limiting viral illnesses.)

Flow_Chart_31-Jan-2020.pdf

Current advice (18.2.20) to help health professionals and patients


PARKING

The proprietors of the Queen's Head pub have kindly agreed that patients may use their car park when visiting the surgery before 12:00 midday and 3:00 to 5.30pm. Busier surgery consultation periods fit nicely around their needs for customers to be able to park for lunch and in the evenings.

Please make sure you don’t leave cars in the pub car park at lunch time (12-3pm).

We appreciate their offer and understand it would have been even more convenient for patients if staff had been able to park in the pub - but leaving staff cars there all day would not work for the pub!

 


 

For those on regular medication there are 13 x 28 day periods in a year, making it cheaper to purchase a pre-payment certificate than pay per item each month. A prepayment certificate covers any other medications you might need and we would encourage patients to use this wherever possible (unless entitled to maternity or other medical exemption)

 

DIRECT LINK TO ONLINE PREPAYMENT CERTIFICATE


Mental Health concerns?

2020 not quite shaping up how you'd like?

Do you have concerns about  stress, anxiety (general, social, health), panic, depression or low mood, phobias, OCD, PTSD?

By all means come and discuss with your GP, but if you are over 17 feel free to self refer to this service for psychological support as it is the same one that we will direct you to and self referral is expected!

If you are acutely struggling and in crisis then 111 option 2 is a direct line to mental health support available 24 hours a day.

There are also some really simple but helpful resources online.

Emotional & Wellbeing Support for Children & Young People (Chums)

More information can be found on the Website including how to self refer: Chums

Other resources for this age group include Keep your head, and Kooth.


 PATIENT ACCESS

Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These include, repeat medication, arranging appointments and updating your details. We are working towards the government mandated target of enabling most patients who wish it to have secure access to view their coded medical summary online.

If you wish to use Patient Access you will need to ask for a registration letter from reception. Please note we will require some valid photo ID in order to provide this. The Patient Access website can be found by clicking HERE. 

                                        

 


 

Minor eye condition service

This is a free NHS service available from specially trained Optometrists in the Cambridge area. This is available for patients over 16 years of age with the following conditions:

* Red eyes, red lids 
* Dry, gritty, uncomfortable eyes 
* Irritated, inflamed eyes 
* Sticky discharge, watering eyes 
* Ingrown eyelashes 
* Foreign bodies in the eye 
* Some types of flashes/ floaters 
* Recent and sudden loss of vision.

Where can I go?

* A & I Lask - 42 Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 1EN 01223357303 
* Anglia Ruskin University Eye Clinic - East Rd, Cambridge, CB1 1PT 01223698070 
* Boots Opticians - 20-21 Lion Yd, Cambridge, CB2 3NA 01223360006 
* D Murphy Optometrists, 34 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DT 01223351819 
* Specsavers, 13-15 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, CB1 1ER 01223305241 
* Specsavers, 30 Lion Yd, Cambridge, CB2 3NA - 01223366805

If you require immediate onward referral for a serious eye condition this can be arranged DIRECTLY from the clinic without needing a GP referral.


 

A BIG THANK YOU!

 

 

Last year with the monies very generously donated to the surgery by our patients, we managed to purchase a new spirometer with software that is linked to the computers.

This year we are saving for a new ECG machine or/and some additional Blood Pressure machines that we can loan out to our patients.

 

Once again, we would like to say a big thank you from all of us, for your generosity and support.

 


 

PHARMACY 2U

Dear Patient

 

It has been pointed out to us that a company called Pharmacy 2u have been writing to our patients offering their dispensing services. You certainly have the choice of which provider you choose to dispense your prescriptions, but we are concerned that the letter seems to implicate that this company it is part of the NHS. It is not, it’s a private company that seeks to make money for profit.

One of the ways in which our practice can maintain income to sustain your services, is by supplying medication to our patients. Doing this helps make the practice financially sustainable during these very uncertain times of GP closures and amalgamations. Using other services will threaten this. 

 We really appreciate your support. Thank you.


 

Unfit? Overweight?

Not sure where to start? Worried about looking out of place? Got some medical issues that might hold you back?

The Active and Healthy 4 Life exercise referral scheme is a personalised 12 week fitness programme drawn up and supervised by qualified instructors, making it easy for you to take up regular exercise.  Funding from the council helps keep costs low for  participants.

It is for anyone with an existing condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, depression or anxiety, and some types of arthritis, who would gain health benefits from a more active lifestyle.

Ask at your GP or Practice Nurse appointment if you think you might benefit and they haven't suggested it first. If you brought along a copy of the referral form with your details already completed that would make things easier!


Carers


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