JUNIOR DOCTOR STRIKES: 3rd January 2024 - 9th January 2024

Local health services

If you need help from your GP or another member of the practice team over the above period, we are open every weekday from 8am until 6.30pm, except for bank holidays when we are closed. Please contact us if you have a health condition that needs checking or an illness that won't go away.

Junior doctors will be on strike from 7am on Wednesday 3 January to 7am on Tuesday 9 January. This means that all NHS services, particularly hospitals, will be under severe strain. But please don’t put off seeking medical help if you need it. Here is a reminder of what local services are available:

  • The NHS has lots of advice to help you to look after yourself when you have minor symptoms. There is also information about what is a serious medical emergency.

  • If your child is feeling unwell, the Healthier Together website has advice about some common symptoms, how to look after your child at home and when to get further help.

  • Drop in to a pharmacy for health advice or information about your medicines. A pharmacist can help you to deal with a cough, cold and lots of other winter illnesses.
  • If you need help urgently, use NHS 111 online ( or call 111. Your symptoms will be assessed, and you will be given advice or an appointment to see a doctor or nurse if this is needed. NHS 111 can also send an ambulance and can book an appointment for you in some services like urgent treatment centres. Using 111 online means you won’t have to wait on the phone.  

  • If you are in a mental health crisis, call NHS 111 and get straight through to mental health help by selecting option 2.

  • You should call 999 in a life-threatening emergency. Life-threatening emergencies are different for adults and children.

  • Do not visit anyone in a hospital or care home if you have recently had diarrhoea or vomiting. Stomach bugs are easily spread, make already ill people very seriously unwell, and can lead to whole hospital wards being closed. Please wait 48 hours after your last bout of sickness or diarrhoea before visiting anyone who is vulnerable.  

More information on these services and self-help advice can be found at: 

blue_pillsRepeat Prescriptions

A repeat prescription can be ordered by:

  • Sending us your computer slip (ticked with the items you require) with a stamped self-addressed envelope.  
  • Leaving your computer slip (ticked with the items you require) at reception and picking up the prescription two WORKING days later.  
  • Leaving your completed computer slip at reception when collecting your current prescription. It will automatically be ready three weeks later.
  • Ordering online via the link at the top of this page. Please click here for more information about our online services.

Please Note:

  • A repeat prescription will be ready for collection or sending to the pharmacy of your choice Two Working Days after it is received at the surgery
  • It is your responsibility to order your medication in plenty of time for your requirements (e.g. holidays). Always take weekends and Bank Holidays into account when ordering your medication. Please do not request collection before your prescription is due to be ready.
  • At present we are unable to take prescription orders via email, see above for details of how to order on the internet.
  • Prescription details are not accepted over the telephone.
  • Always order your prescription in good time - don't wait until your medication has run out.
  • Some chemists will collect your prescription from the surgery for you.  Please ask at reception for details.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website