High Call Volumes - Increased Wait Time
Due to the commencement of the Autumn COVID Booster Campaign and the Flu Vaccination Campaign we are receiving incredibly high call volumes at the surgery, unfortunately this means that wait times to get through to reception may be longer than usual. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding.
Medication Shortage - Bisphosphonates
There is currently a widespread shortage of bisphosphonate medication (e.g. alendronic acid/risidronate etc). These medications typically are taken once a week to help reduce osteoporosis or the risk of it.
Currently there are major supply issues across the entire county and, at least in the short term over the next month or 2 it is likely to be unavailable. In accordance with NHS guidance we are therefore asking people who are on this medication, that if it is not available at your pharmacy to have a break of 1-2 months from the medication until it then becomes available again.
We are not asking you to stop it completely, but to omit it in the next 4-8 weeks whilst it is unavailable, as there is no readily available alternative to prescribe.
This break will be very unlikely to cause any significant increase in risk, as it can then be resumed when it is next available.
We thank you for your understanding.
GP Patient Survey
The results from the 2022 GP Patient Survey are now in, follow the below link to view our results!
THANK YOU - Aldeburgh League of Friends
The Leiston Surgery would like to say a huge Thank You to the Aldeburgh League of Friends, who have very kindly donated the funds for us to purchase a much needed 2nd 24 hour ECG machine for the surgery. We are incredibly grateful for their generous donation and ongoing support.