Welcome to Holbrook Surgery
Tel: 01403 339818
Fax: 01403 282949
Out-of-hours for emergencies: 111
Email for Administration Only (not for medical queries): firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2018/2019 the following patients and children are eligible for flu vaccination:
- all children aged 2 to three
- those aged six months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
- pregnant women
- those aged 65 years and over
- those in long-stay residential care homes
Please call the surgery to make an appointment to have your flu vaccination.
You become eligible for shingles vaccine as you turn 70 or 78 years. If you are 70,71,72,73,74,75, or 78 or 79 and have not yet had the shingles vaccine, you can also have it now. Please call Holbrook to make an appointment to have your vaccination.
NO Longer accepting Pharmacy managed prescriptions
It is estimated that over-ordering, stockpiling and not using medication, costs the local NHS around £2.5 million per year. To reduce these costs the local CCG group, inline with others have made changes. These changes mean that patients must place orders on repeat prescriptions themselves. The pharmacy or supplier will not be able to do this for the patient.
This does not change how your medicine or equipment is delivered or received. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) still allows you to nominate a pharmacy or supplier to fill your prescription for collection or delivery.
Measles: Are you protected?
In view of the national outbreak of measles in the UK, we are in the process of making sure all our patients are fully protected.
All patients above age 5 years old are recommended to have had 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps & rubella) to be fully covered. Please check your records and book an appointment with a nurse at Holbrook Surgery (01403 339818) for the MMR jab if you have not had the 2 doses.
The NHS are encouraging patients to self-care where possible with medicines brought over the counter at a pharmacy. This of course freeing up GP appointments. Please see our appointments tab for a list of self help medications and listen to the following podcast.
Changes with ear syringing/irrigation
As a result of funding changes within the NHS, we are no longer funded for ear syringing to clear earwax. In order to provide the best service for our patients we will offer microsuction, but only after patients have used ear drops- preferably sodium bicarbonate with olive oil as an alternative. The requirement is 3 drops into each ear for 3 minutes, 3 times a day for 3 weeks, as this technique will resolve 95% of earwax problems. We cannot offer a microsuction appointment unless you have done this.
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(Site updated 02/10/2018)