Flu vaccines September 2023 Dr Chesterman’s sponsored 100km cycle ride Wednesday 24th May 2023 Wednesday 26th April 2023 surgery afternoon closure Surgery closure for staff training – Wed 29th March 23 Newsletter 6 on Building works Surgery closure for staff training – Wed 22nd Feb Newsletter 4 on Building works Newsletter 3 Newsletter 2 on Building works
Routine GP appointments
Patients are able to book routine GP appointments through system online. We have recently added a change, patients can now choose whether this is a telephone appointment or a face-to-face appointment. We ask that you specify when booking what type of an appointment you would like.
We have received new guidance regarding the wearing of face masks in GP surgeries from NHS England.
Patients who have any respiratory symptoms (coughs, wheezing, etc.) should continue to wear facemasks / face coverings, if tolerated, when coming into any of our buildings. This is for the safety of our other patients, our staff and our community.
If you are Covid-19 positive please do not come into any of our buildings, unless specifically invited in by a clinician. Patients without respiratory symptoms or who are Covid-19 negative no longer need to wear facemasks when coming in for an appointment, unless this is their personal preference.
In addition, GP and Pharmacy Staff are now not required to wear facemasks, unless it is their personal preference.
We have removed the doorbell from Pharmacy and added more chairs you are invited into the pharmacy and welcome to take a seat while waiting for medication there is no need to form a queue or wait outside
Planning permission for an extension of our existing building and associated works was granted by the District Council in June 2021. The extension will create three new consultant / examination rooms to deliver the primary care service for patients already living within the catchment area of the surgery, as well as provide spaces for new residents arriving in future. It will also provide a greater range of services with more integration for both community and social care services. This will enable us to expand and develop in line with the growth of the village population.
The initial site set up for the builders will be the week commencing 27th June. The week commencing 4th July work will start on the car park and new entrance then moving onto ground work. There will be slight disruption in the early stages, however we will remain open as usual along with over day centre.
We will provide regular updates on the progress of the project.
Goodbye & Hello
Sadly we said goodbye to Dr Lowery & Dr Bayliss. We wish them all the very best and thank them for their time at Over Surgery, they will be missed. We will update you on replacements as soon as we can.
We welcome Lindsey Parsons, who you will all know as our Practice Nurse. Lindsey has joined us full time and will be running some minor illness clinics very soon.
Hay Fever season is here and we know many of you will be struggling with many of the symptoms that this can cause.
In line with current NHS policy we would encourage you to speak to your local community pharmacist. There are many very effective treatments for Hay Fever available for purchase including Fexofenadine which is now available over the counter. Often combining treatments like a tablet, a nasal spray and the eye drops can provide better symptoms control.