EASTER BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES
In a bid to alleviate out of hours over the Easter weekend, it has been decided by the practice that the surgery and dispensary are to open on Good Friday and Easter Monday.
Telephone consultations can be made by calling reception between 8:30am-6pm. These appointments are for patients who are ill on the day ONLY.
Please do not come into the surgery unless you have a pre-arranged appointment with the GP or nurse.
Dispensary will be open for the collection of repeat prescriptions between 2pm & 6pm
50 APPOINTMENTS WERE MISSED DURING MARCH
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IF YOU KNOW YOU'RE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE REMEMBER TO CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT.
AVAILABLE NOW - EARLY MORNING AND LUNCHTIME GP APPOINTMENTS AT BOTTISHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE
EXTENDED GP OPENING HOURS
Evening and weekend appointments now available at various locations
We are now offering evening and weekend appointments with a GP or nurse as part of Extended GP Opening hours. These are for routine, non-urgent issues.
You can book your appointment through our receptionist who will give you a time, date and venue for your appointment.
Our receptionist will also at be able to answer any questions you have about the service and how to cancel or change your booking.
If you would like to find out more please go to www.openlater.co.uk
Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter
Winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs can easily be treated at home with medicines available at low cost from your local pharmacy - no GP appointment or prescription required.
Be sure to stock up on the following winter self care essentials to not only help save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
- pain relief (paracetamol)
- cough and sore throat remedies
- first aid kit
- upset stomach treatment
- rehydration treatment
- heartburn and indigestion treatment
Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends. Click HERE to find a pharmacy near you.
Use antibiotics on your doctor's advice
Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them.
Despite the risks of antibiotic resistance, research shows that 38% of people still expect an antibiotic from a doctor’s surgery, NHS walk-in centre or ‘GP out of hours’ service when they visited with a cough, flu or a throat, ear, sinus or chest infection in 2017.
Now available to collect from along with Lode, Swaffham Bulbeck and Great Wilbraham. Please click on the Clinics and Services tab for more information on how to sign up.