As part of our Practice's contract with the NHS, every patient has to be informed as to who their named GP is. However, please be aware that this does not necessarily mean you will always see that particular GP as it will be dependent on appointment availability.
Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter
Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45*
You can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home with medicines, which you can easily buy at low cost from your local pharmacy.
So be prepared and stock up on winter essentials today:
- pain relief (paracetamol)
- cough and sore throat remedies
- first aid kit
- upset stomach treatment
- rehydration treatment
- heartburn and indigestion treatment.
Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
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.
* £45 is the average cost for GP consultant time, cost of the medication, and dispensing fee.
We are making additional blood test appointments available for patients at this practice. These additional appointments will be available on a Tuesday morning from 30th January 2018 onwards with one of our Phlebotomists and are bookable by ringing Reception on the usual number (01487 208044) or calling in at the Surgery.
If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.
GP out-of-hours service (OOH)
You can access the GP out-of-hours service by calling NHS 111. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the OOH GP service.
Minor Illness and Injury Units
There are a number of Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIIU) across the county that can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. No appointment is needed.
Peterborough MIIU Doddington MIU
Monday– Sunday: 8am-8pm Monday–Friday: 8.30am-6pm
Bank holidays: 8am-8pm Saturday/Sunday: 9am-5pm; Bank Holidays: 9am-5pm
Mental Health – 111 option 2
There is a new First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which gives those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2*.
The new service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support, and signposting to other services. The service is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.
Dental emergency and out-of-hours care
If you think you need urgent care, contact your usual dentist as some practices offer emergency dental slots and will provide care if clinically necessary. You can also call NHS 111, who can put you in touch with an urgent dental service.
Due to a national shortage, we are currently unable to provide any travel vaccinations. This information will be updated as soon as there is further news available. In the meantime, please contact MASTA - www.masta-travel-health.com
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk:
Drop-In Sessions for Carers and those they care for:
Huntingdon: 10 am - 12 noon on 1st Thursday of the month at Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, PE29 3PA (downstairs, main library space).
Ramsey: 10 am - 1 pm on 3rd Monday of the month at Ramsey Library, 25 Gt Whyte, PE26 1HA
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Health Centre Online
Hello and welcome to our website. We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times, download a registration form and come and see us.
Our practice is well known for its very friendly atmosphere with a high patient satisfaction rate.
Visiting us is easy: there is ample free car parking and a cycle rack.
Areas we cover
Our main surgery is in Somersham. We have branch surgeries in Bluntisham and Earith. We cover Somersham, Bluntisham, Colne, Earith, Old Hurst, Pidley and Woodhurst.
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Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.
Your Health in Safe Hands
The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed, your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.
(Site updated 25/01/2018)