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Latest News

Changes to Bream Surgery opening hours

Please note that as from 2 December 2019, Bream Surgery will be closed on Monday mornings and open at 1.30pm. Our surgery opening times can be found in the Opening Times tab.

Thursday 5th December 2019 - Closed for Staff Training

Both surgeries will close for the rest of the day at 12.30 on Thursday 5th December 2019. A list of the proposed dates for staff training in 2020 can be found on our Opening Times tab, or by clicking here.  If you need urgent medical advice whenever the surgery is closed - please call 111

Flu Vaccines

If you are eligible for a Flu Vaccine and missed our Flu Clinics this year, please make an appointment with our nurse to have your vaccine. Click here to read more about the 2019 flu vaccines

Medicines supply if there is a no-deal Brexit

The information for patients on nhs.uk around the continuity of medicines supply if there is a no-deal EU exit has been updated. These updates explain the government's multi-layered approach to ensure that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal EU exit. Click here 

GP Patient Survey 2019

We are delighted with the results of the recently published NHS GP Patient Survey 2019. Click here to see the results

Prescription Price Increase

As from 1st April 2019 prescriptions will be £9 per item. Prepayment certificates for 3 months will be £29.10 and for 12 months they will be £104.00

Over The Counter Medicine - change on prescribing

In May 2018 the CCG confirmed change on prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines. For more info please see this leaflet Over the Counter Medicines

NHS Prescription Ordering Line

Patients are now able to order their repeat prescriptions directly via the Local Gloucester Service NHS Prescription Ordering Line on 0300 421 1215. Please note that our Dispensary won't be able to take any repeat prescription orders via the phone any longer.

Changes to Monday Emergency Surgeries

From 16th April 2018 emergency appointments on Mondays (for problems that can't wait until the next available routine appointment) can be booked on the day, either by telephone from 9am onwards, or by calling into either surgery to make the appointment. These emergency appointments will be at Yorkley Health Centre.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The GDPR applies from 25 May 2018. For more information please look below in the separate GDPR link and/or Practice Policies .

Improved Access to GP & Nurse Appointments

Did you know that there are now extra GP and nurse appointments during normal hours and additional appointments at one of the Forest of Dean surgeries between 6.30 pm and 8 pm on weekdays and also on Saturday mornings? 

This is part of the Improved Access Scheme organised between the Forest surgeries. 

Click here or contact reception for further information.

Care Quality Commission – read our latest inspection report

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