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At Leiston Surgery we are improving the way we work to make it easier for you to make an appointment with the right person at the right time.

From the 16th April 2018, we will introduce a new telephone booking system called Patient Connect that means you are always seen by the most appropriate healthcare professional to meet your needs.

This will ensure you continue to receive the very best possible care and that our clinical team can spend more time with the patients who need them.

Our receptionists have a wealth of invaluable experience to help us all with the changes and they have now been trained as Care Navigators

This means that when you contact the surgery they will ask you the reason for your call, which allows them to direct you to the most appropriate member of the team to treat your particular issue.

Come along on Wednesday 7th March from 2pm-4pm to find out more, our surgery team will be on hand to explain more about the changes and answer any questions

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Darren Halford. Darern 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.

LLYODS PHARMACY CLOSURE: Llyods 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 2017. The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence to £8.60 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. 

Birthday Recall System is now in process, please contact us for more information.

 

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