Welcometo the latest web edition of the newsletter. The aim of this newsletter is
to keep you up to date with changes and events at the Practices and to provide you
with helpful, up-to-date information and advice. We are interested in your views
on the services we provide and on topics you would like to see covered on the website
and in the newsletter, so please feel free to contact us.
NHS 24 can be called Free on 111
Change in Partnership
Dr Melanie McCulloch has now retired. Dr Andrew Seagrave has joined Dr Ayles and
Dr Rigg as a Partner. He is looking forward to meeting his new patients.
Drs Ayles, Rigg & Seagrave are offering telephone extended hours.
Our Practices are assisting in the training and teaching of final year medical students
and you may therefore be asked if you mind a student being present during your consultation.
You will always be asked for permission before any such consultation and if you prefer,
they will not be present.
Most of our local pharmacies provide a prescription pick up service. If you feel
you would benefit from this service, please inform one of the reception staff.
Monday 19th September
Monday 26th December
Tuesday 27th December
If you are over 65 years of age or fall into one of the a’t risk’ disease areas,
you are entitled to receive the annual flu vaccination.
If your surname begins with the following initial come along to the clinics on t
he following days:
A - F - Monday 24th October (2-5pm)
G - L - Wednesday 26th October (2-5pm)
M - Q - Monday 31st October (2-5pm)
R - Z - Wednesday 2nd November (2-5pm)
If your birthday is between 02/09/1945 and 01/09/1946 or between 02/09/1937 and 01/09/1940)
then the shingles vaccination is being offered to you, this is a one off vaccination
that you do not need to get more than once in your lifetime. If you fall into this
category and have not already had the vaccination, please call the surgery for an
Text Messaging Communication
The Practice will soon be able to send you a text message to remind you to book your
annual recalls. You can receive information by text message on your mobile phone
regarding your healthcare.
What you need to do?
If you would like your practice to contact you via the text messaging service please
make sure that we have a current mobile number for yourself or any family/household
Consent is implied if we have a registered mobile number for you, If you do not wish
to receive these communications please contact the surgery who will update your records.