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Flu vaccinations

Flu vaccines will be available from Monday 1st October.  Remember you do not need an appointment, just pop into the surgery during opening hours and we will give it to you.  We would rather give you your flu vaccine than have you go elsewhere and will fit it in to suit you.

So remember if you are in the surgery

  • waiting to see someone
  • having a blood test
  • picking up a prescription
  • making an appointment
  • or with a friend of relative

just ask and we will give you your flu jab there and then, no need for an appointment.

Prescriptions

Prior to the merge we saw a large increase in the amount of prescription requests we were receiving into the surgery, this has had an impact on the turnaround for prescriptions.  We are currently asking patients to put prescription requests in 72 hours, 3 working days, prior to needing their medication.  This is a temporary setback and we are currently employing and training new staff to help alleviate this problem so please bear with us.

As a consequence our reception staff are receiving a large number of calls asking if their prescription has been done.  We would ask all patients, if you have a nominated pharmacy and your prescription is sent electronically, then please contact your pharmacy to enquire if your medication is ready, remembering that we currently need 3 working days to process your request.

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Fax

From the 1st January 2019 we will no longer be accepting or sending faxes.

Patient Survey 2018

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the Linthorpe Surgery 2018 Patient Survey.  The questions have been designed with the help of our patient participation group and your answers will help us to continue to improve our services.  Please click on the link below to complete the survey.

Patient Survery 2018

Practice boundary change

Linthorpe Surgery are seeking to make amendments to our practice boundary.   An application has been submitted to NHS England and affected patients have been written to in order to seek their views about the application.

It is important to note that no patients will be removed from our practice list and this change will only affect patients if they were to change address and remain outside the practice boundary.

 

It is proposed to amend the boundary by excluding those areas which are outside of South Tees Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) boundary or are more than 10 miles away from the surgery. The postcodes affected by this change will be TS10, TS11, TS15, TS17, TS18, TS19 and TS23.  

 

Patients that reside in postcode areas TS15, TS17, TS18, TS19, and TS23 are in the North Tees CCG area. This presents problems with, for example, community nursing and midwifery services who will not see patients from outside the South Tees CCG area. There are also problems with some referrals as different CCGs have different referral pathways.

 

Patients in the TS10 and TS11 postcode areas live more than 10 miles from the surgery which presents problems should a home visit be required.

 

We would welcome any feedback on our proposal and look forward to hearing your views.

 

The closing date for the consultation and feedback is 23rd September 2018.

Prescribing

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing, please follow the link below to find out why.

Changes to prescribing over the counter medicines

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