This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

TELEPHONE ADVICE 

The doctors and nurses are happy to speak to patients by telephone, outside consulting times. Please leave your details with our reception staff and a doctor / nurse will return your call between surgeries.

OUT OF HOURS

Overnight, at weekends and bank holidays NHS Cambridgeshire has commissioned Herts Urgent Care to provide out of hours cover.  They can be contacted by ringing 111.

Please also see our homepage for extended hours information.

APPOINTMENTS

We offer ten minute GP appointments, and these can be made online, by phone or in person. Form more information please go to the 'Opening Times' tab.

DISPENSARY CALLS

The Dispensary take telephone enquiries between the hours of 10am - 6pm. 

CANCELLING YOUR APPOINTMENT

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please let us know as soon as possible to enable us to offer the appointment to someone else.

TEST RESULTS

Please call 01223 810030 for test results between 10-6pm Monday-Friday.  Please allow one week for the results to be returned to us. 

WHEELCHAIR LOAN SERVICE

We have a wheelchair here at the surgery which is available for patients to borrow for up to a maximum of one week. Just contact us and we will let you know if it 's available.

TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING 

The practice uses a local company called CINTRA to provide a translation and interpreting service to our patients.  All of their interpreters specialise in at least one discipline i.e Health to ensure you get an accurate service. 

Cintra offer high quality language services in over 100 languages including:

http://www.cintra.org.uk/

If you require any of their services, you can contact Cintra to liaise with us, or if you are able to speak or write to our reception Team, we can call Cintra to organise a date and time for an appointment with you both at the surgery.

VERRUCAS

Most people develop one or more warts at some time in their life, usually before the age of 20. About 1 in 10 people in the UK has warts at any one time. They are not usually harmful.  There is no need to treat warts if they are not causing you any problems. Without treatment, about 3 in 10 warts have gone within 10 weeks, and most warts will have gone within 1-2 years, and leave no scar.   Clinicians at Bottisham Medical Practice do not usually treat verrucas but are happy to provide advice if required.  Alternatively, please see: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/warts-and-verrucas for further information.

DROP IN PHLEBOTOMY SERVICE AVAILABLE AT NEWMARKET HOSPITAL 

Newmarket Hospital are provide a drop in phlebotomy service. You can visit them between 8am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and 9am to 1pm on Fridays.

See the Test and Results tab above for further information.

Latest News

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

TO HELP US LOWER THIS FIGURE, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS OF YOUR APPOINTMENTS.

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. 

MEDICATION COLLECTION POINTS AT LOCAL POST OFFICES

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.

CLINICAL RESEARCH AT THE SURGERY

 

 

 

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

BBC Health
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website