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 20th June 2018

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Important - Please think twice before asking for an appointment

May we ask for your co-operation and patience over the next few weeks as we face an unexpected shortage of doctors.

Two of our GPs are now on sick leave, probably until the end of the summer, and we have still been unable to replace our clinical assistant who left in December. Coupled with the planned holidays of the remaining GPs, it means there will be fewer appointments available. We are employing locum doctors when possible, although this is not easy to arrange at short notice.

Please think twice before asking for an appointment could a pharmacist help, could one of our nurses help, would a phone call suffice?

We will always see urgent problems and we will aim to maintain as comprehensive a service as possible - but we will need your co-operation thank you.

Training Days

For all staff to undertake essential training there will be no GP surgeries held on the following afternoons:

 17th September 2015 (Thurs) 

 14th October 2015 (Weds) 

 12th November 2015 (Thurs) 

 9th December 2015 (Weds) 

 14th January 2016 (Thurs) 

 10th February 2016 (weds)

Limited nurse sessions will be available for dressings and emergencies.

Morning clinics will take place as normal on these days.

If anyone has a medical emergency after 1pm on these dates, you should ring 111.  Advice and urgent treatment will be provided by Harmoni Ltd.  If you are unable to get through and the matter is life threatening, please dial 999.

The In-House Dispensary will be open as usual. 

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Practice Survey 2014

As ever, we were delighted by the response to our recent Practice Survey which many of you took part in. We are confident that a truly representative opinion is obtained - over 370 replies were recorded! Thank you for your contribution.

If you would like to read the report that we have prepared please click on this link: Practice Survey Report 2014

Needham Market Country Practice

Barking Road, Needham Market IP6 8EZ

Tel: 01449 720666Fax: 01449 720030

The Surgery is open from Monday to Friday 08:30 to 18:30

Appointments are available throughout the day

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