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Lunchtime Closures


The surgeries will be closed between 12.30 - 3pm for staff training on the following dates:


Thursday 14th June 2018


Thursday 12th July 2018


Thursday 9th August 2018


Thursday 13th September 2018


Thursday 11th October 2018


Thursday 8th November 2018


Thursday 13th December 2018


Friday 21st December 2018


 


We will also be closed from 1.00pm for staff training on the following date:


Tuesday 17th July 2018


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Latest News

Patients Newsletter

Please see the link for our Patients Newsletter August 2018

Flu Season 2018

Please see the link for details of dates for our Flu Days 2018

Alconbury Dispensary

Please be advised that with effect from 7th July our Alconbury Dispensary will be open 9am - 12pm on Saturdays.

ALBRAM AGM

ALBRAM will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 31st July commencing at 6.00pm at Alconbury Surgery.  Please see attached poster ALBRAM AGM 2018

ALBRAM Summer Raffle

Raffle tickets are on sale at both surgeries.  The draw will be held on Tuesday 31st July. Please see attached poster ALBRAM Summer Raffle 2018

Alconbury Dispensary

Please see the Dispensary Patient Information Leaflet with regards to the Dispensary at Alconbury.

Lunchtime Closures

The surgeries will be closed between 12.30 - 3pm for staff training on the following dates:

Thursday 14th June 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018

Thursday 9th August 2018

Thursday 13th September 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Thursday 8th November 2018

Thursday 13th December 2018

Friday 21st December 2018

 

We will also be closed from 1.00pm for staff training on the following date:

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Guide to local NHS services available over Easter Bank Holiday

 

Local residents are being urged to use NHS services wisely and ensure they choose the right service for their illness or injury over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Our practice will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

 

There will be a wide range of other local NHS services available during this time including:

 

  • NHS 111

Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.

 

They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone

 

  • GPs

When your GP practice is closed 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.

 

  • Pharmacies

Pharmacies are open across the area during Easter; some are even open on Easter Sunday. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. Opening times for pharmacies can be found HERE or you can call NHS 111.

 

  • Minor Illness and Injury Units

Minor Illness and Injury Units 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. Opening hours are as follows:

 

  • Peterborough MIIU

Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm

Open seven days a week, including weekends and Bank Holidays (Good Friday and Easter Monday)

 

  • Mental Health – 111 option 2

The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis with the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS 111 and selecting option 2*.

 

The 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. Click HERE for further information. 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.

Additional Appointment Availability

We have the opportunity to offer patients additional appointments on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6.30pm-8pm during February and March to alleviate winter pressures in General Practice.

 

These appointments can be for a telephone or face to face consultation at Alconbury Surgery for patients from both Alconbury & Brampton.

 

Please phone reception to book an appointment or make an online booking through patient access.

Christmas Closures

Both Alconbury and Brampton Surgeries will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Please see our Out of Hours page HERE for assistance.

What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

This leaflet describes what you can expect to happen when your GP refers you to see a specialist or consultant, at a hospital or a community health centre.  The leaflet can be found here Patient Referral Leaflet

Winter 2017 Illness campaign

The winter illness campaign will run from October 2017 until March 2018.  It focuses on the following:

  • Self care – treating winter illnesses at home 
  • Flu vaccination – book your flu jab now
  • Being prepared - stocking up your medicine cabinet

Full details of the Winter 2017 illness campaign and the Stay Warm and Well booklet can be found HERE.

Updated information regarding the future of our Dispensary at Alconbury

Please see attached Dispensary Patient Information Leaflet regarding the future of our Dispensary at Alconbury.

ALBRAM Annual General Meeting

The ALBRAM Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 11th July 2017 at Alconbury Memorial Hall.  Please see ALBRAM AGM 2017 Poster for more details.

Information regarding the future of our Dispensary at Alconbury

Please see the attached Patient Information Leaflet regarding the future of our Dispensary at Alconbury.

Afternoon Closures

The surgery will be closed for the full afternoon to allow for staff training on the following dates:

Wednesday 14th June 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Flu Day

Flu day 2017 will be held on Saturday 23rd September 2017 8.30am - 12pm, Please see attached poster Flu day 2017

Patient Newsletter:

Please see the link for our Newsletter - April 2017

More GP Appointments released

 

Over the next three months we are working with NHS England to offer extra GP appointments.  This is because we know that there are times you want to be able to see a GP at short notice.  We also know that over winter lots of people have seasonal illnesses which require more than a pharmacy but don’t need emergency treatment.

 

The extra appointments are bookable on the day by ringing reception on the usual number.

 

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 that needs it.

Patient Newsletter:

Please see the link for our Newsletter January 2017

Lunchtime Closures 2017

The Surgeries will close between 12.30 - 3pm to allow for staff training on the following dates:

Wednesday11th January 2017

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Wednesday 8th March 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017

Thursday 4th May 2017

Thursday 1st June 2017

Thursday 29th June 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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Patient Newsletter

Please see the link for our Newsletter November 2016

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WANT TO QUIT SMOKING?

Take part in a research study, get support to quit, and be part of helping others in the future to quit.

Please have a look at the attached information poster, or speak to reception.

iQuit in Practice information leaflet

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Alconbury GP Surgery Development

We are extending our premises to accommodate an increase in out patient population.  We will be adding 2 GP consulting rooms and a Nurse Treatment Room.

Building works are due to commence in early July 2016 for 6-8months, and an area in the car park will be allocated to the developer for the duration.

Please can we politely remind parents NOT to utilise our car park for the school run, as it will be needed to accommodate parking for patients.

As our population grows we will need to recruit new GP's to ensure appointment availability.  In time we will be opening on Tuesday afternoons to increase GP availability.

We would like to reassure patients that we will endeavour to minimise any disruption to our existing patients and services throughout.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The plan of the new extension is on display at Alconbury reception, should you wish to view it.

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ALBRAM recruitment of Volunteer Drivers for the car scheme.

Please see the attached document with more information about volunteering to help with the Car Scheme.

ALBRAM Car Scheme - Volunteer Drivers Needed

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 Email contact

The Practice is piloting an email address by which patients can contact us regarding routine enquiries.

This address is: alconburyandbramptonsurgeries@nhs.net

We will endeavour to respond to emails received within 5 working days.

Please be reminded that this method of contact is for non-urgent, non-clinical enquiries.

If in any doubt, please contact reception and speak to someone in person.

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  Carers Support

We are currently working with Cambridgeshire Social Services to ensure that carers are aware of and able to access the resources and support available to them locally.

If you are a carer and would like to find out more then please ask at reception.

Our carers link workers are:

Brampton: Belle.

Alconbury:

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Research

As a practice we have attained 'research ready' accreditation and have agreed to work with the primary care research network and other local bodies to participate in approved clinical research. We are opportunistically seeking consent from those patients who would be willing to participate in research should we sign up to be involved in an appropriate study. We will then contact these patients and share information regarding research opportunities should they arise.

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