Welcome to The Leiston Surgery
We would like to welcome Aine Begley, who is joining the team as our full-time Physician's Associate. Please read What is a Physician's Associate? for more information on this role.
The way we run our flu vaccination clinics will be different this year due to a change in vaccinations and a very late, and spread out, delivery schedule. We will have one vaccine for eligible patients under 65 e.g. those with certain long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, and a different vaccination for those aged 65+, called Fluad. There is only one National supplier for the Fluad vaccination, which means that our delivery dates have been staggered. This is a national issue and there we have had to set a strict timetable accordingly.
You should expect to receive your flu vaccination invitation via text message or via letter (if we do not have a mobile number recorded on your notes) if you are eligible.
We are pleased to announce that we have Dr Pinak Roy starting his 6 month placement with us here at the surgery from Wednesday 1st August 2018.
Read about our NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations Tea Party here.
Dr Lucy Jackson will sadly be leaving us on Friday 17th August 2018. Dr Jackson has been a GP at Leiston Surgery for over 10 years and we wish her all the best for the future. Patients who are currently registered with Dr Jackson will be allocated a new registered GP.
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Darren Halford. Darren is an emergency care practitioner who will be joining Leiston Surgery on Monday 5th February 2018. Darren is a highly experienced paramedic who has previously worked for East of England Ambulance Service.
Darren Halford will be working from the practice for five days each week, providing us with his considerable experience to help with assessment of patients who are too unwell or frail to attend the surgery providing medical advice, treatment and support in close liaison with the practice doctors.
LLOYDS PHARMACY CLOSURE: Lloyds Pharmacy will cease trading 31st January. Any prescriptions ordered after Friday 26th January will stay at the surgery to await the patients collection, unless the patient has nominated a new pharmacy.
We are now running a brand new service for patients with musculoskeletal conditions which can now be seen by an Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner at this surgery. Booking is available with the reception team.
The Advances Musculoskeletal Practitioners can see recent onset of muscle/joint pain, strains/sprains in any part of the body (neck,back, shoulder,hand,fingers, trunk,hips,knees, ankles, feet etc) arthritis, sciatica and anyone who had previously not managed with physiotherapy.
We are now sending prescriptions electronically, pick up a leaflet from reception to see how this can save you time!
We now take payment by debit or credit card.
NHS Prescription charge increase from 1st April 2018. The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence to £8.80 per prescription item.
NHS Health Checks are now available with a Health Care Assistant.
Shingles Vaccinations are available for Patients aged 70, 71, 72,73,74, 78 or 79.
Sign up for Patient Online Service, you are able to book appointments/request repeat medication, and test results
Be the voice of the patients and join our Patient Participant Group.
Our Birthday Recall System is now in process, please contact us for more information.
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