To all patients of Martlesham GP Surgery:
If you are a patient, or a carer of a patient, who attends Martlesham GP surgery, please share your views by completing this survey.
You may have received a link to this survey by text, email or the surgery website or have been given a paper copy. PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE ONE VERSION.
The deadline for completion is Tuesday 18th February.
If you have any problems completing the form and would like some help, please contact me on 01473-610028.
DR SCHURR RETIRING
We would like to inform you that after 22 years of long and happy service, Dr Andrew Schurr will be retiring at the end of March. We will obviously miss him very much and will be engaging another doctor(s) as soon as possible.
We are sure that you will join with us in wishing him every happiness in his future.
Click here to download the Spring 2014 Patient Newsletter
We have a new Self Help section containing downloadable information leaflets.
OPT OUT INFORMATION
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. You have a choice, if you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not need to do anything however if you have concerns and wish to opt out you should speak to practice staff. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Click here to download the Christmas 2013 Patient Newsletter
CHANGES TO YOUR ADDRESS
If you have recently moved or changed your contact number it is important that you let us know. In the future we are hoping to install a system whereby we can send text reminders for appointments and it would be very useful if you could supply us with your mobile contact number as well.
As you are probably aware, there is a lot going on in the NHS at the moment, with a great deal of change still to come over the next couple of years. At present all GP surgeries are being asked to make changes to some of the medication that we prescribe. This may be because the drug is no longer licensed; clinically proven that an alternative is better or carries a much higher risk of medical complications.
Therefore you may find that something you have been taking for a while is either being changed to an alternative drug or no longer available on prescription – which would mean you would have to purchase it from your local pharmacy.
We aim to offer the best possible service to our patients with the highest clinical care and would ask that you support us through these difficult and changing times.
If you wish to discuss the matter please feel free to contact Lynne Marsh, Practice Manager.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ
If you have been invited for any Health Checks recently and have not yet attended, your repeat medications related to that check may not be re-issued. If you have been invited please book your check now!
SELF REFERRAL TO PHYSIOTHERAPY
The way to get an appointment to see a physiotherapist has changed. This means you do not have to visit your GP first. Physiotherapy can be particularly beneficial if you are suffering from: Low back pain, neck pain, recent injuries, strains and sprains, joint and muscle pain. To find out more go to www.ahpsuffolk.co.uk