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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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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:

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.


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: for further information.


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.


We are delighted as a practice to be able to dispense to patients in the following villages:

Bottisham, Lode, Longmeadow, Swaffham Prior, Swaffham Bulbeck, Little Wibraham, Great Wilbraham, Stow-cum-Quy, Six Mile Bottom and existing Reach and Teversham patient's.

The benefits to dispensing patients are:

·       We provide access to medicines and general healthcare under one roof.

·       There is no need to take your prescription to a Pharmacy.  If a clinician issues a   prescription during a consultation, the patient is able to have the prescription filled within a few minutes from our dispensary, rather than having to walk or drive to a Pharmacy.

·      There is less room for error and confusion regarding repeat prescriptions if medications are dispensed on site.

·       There is immediate access to the prescribing clinician if required.

·      GP dispensaries have a unique opportunity to support patients in their medicine-taking, ensuring benefit from medicines is maximised and waste is minimised.


Dispensary Opening Hours

Normally the Dispensary is open from  08:30am to 6.00 pm, Monday to Friday and does not close for lunch. Please see the home page for our most up to date opening times.

Will the dispensary have what I need?

The Dispensary has a broad range of stock and commonly prescribed items. If we do not have an item in stock, we are able to obtain it within 24 hours (like any chemist or pharmacy) as we have twice daily deliveries from our suppliers.

Standards in dispensing practice


Service standards are set very high for dispensing doctors. Dispensary standards for doctors in England and Wales are set out in the Dispensary Services Quality Scheme (DSQS) which was agreed by the NHS, the General Practitioners' Committee and the Dispensing Doctors' Association, and introduced in 2006/07. The DSQS is a quality framework, which has patient safety at its centre and it has been widely adopted by dispensing practices.


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