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Coronavirus

Appointments

Please note that we are OPEN AS USUAL on

  • Good Friday 10.04.2020 and
  • Easter Monday 13.04.2020.

Dispensing hours will be as stated below.

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******Due to latest Coronavirus Covid-19 advice we are changing the way we are working******

We are no longer booking routine appointments for the foreseeable future and the daily walk-in emergency clinic has been changed.

If you feel you need to see a doctor or a nurse please do NOT come to the surgery until you have spoken to a doctor or nurse over the phone and they have agreed that it is safe and sensible to do so.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this difficult time.

From Thursday 19.03.2020 we shall be exclusively working from Yorkley Health Centre. This is for GP/nurse appointments and Dispensary.

 

DISPENSARY CHANGES  -

For all patients

Please do not come in to the surgery in person to order your medication, but order them by phone (0300 421 1215) or online.

Due to the current situation, please allow ONE WEEK before collecting your medication.

For patients that collect their medications from the practice

From Thursday 19.03.2020 we will only be dispensing from Yorkley Health Centre.

The opening hours will change to 9.00-11.30am and 3pm-6pm Mon – Fri.

 

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

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 26th March 2020- Closed for Staff Training

Both surgeries will close for the rest of the day at 12.30 on Thursday 26th March 2020. 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

Text Messages

You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care. This service is due to be launched in the Summer of 2020. If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.

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

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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