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Please read the following important message: 

As demand for GP services has increased dramatically over the last year we are noticing a significant increase in abuse and hostility our reception staff are faced with on a daily basis.  GP staff have worked throughout the pandemic and have done their best to support patients. We are asking for this abuse to end now.  It is never a personal vendetta by our staff to stop patients from accessing healthcare. Any form of abuse will not be tolerated and will result in removal of the perpetrator from our practice list.  

At the moment general practice is under significant pressure and we anticipate this will increase as we head into the winter months.  We are noticing an increase in requests for appointments to see a GP which could be dealt with more effectively via other routes:

We have a physiotherapist in the surgery who can see musculoskeletal problems such as joint pain, back problems and mobility issues.

We have a Nurse practitioner who can see minor illness problems for anyone 5 years old and over.

The local pharmacists can help with common colds, blocked noses, minor skin complaints and a variety of other problems with over the counter medication.

Continuation sick notes and other administrative issues such as chasing up hospital appointments do not need a GP appointment - reception staff can help you with these issues. 

Please consider these alternative options prior to booking a GP appointment. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding at this difficult time. 

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