Measles - There is currently an outbreak of Measles in Surrey - If you think you have measles call ahead and the receptionist team will arrange for you to be seen at the end of the GP surgery to minimise the risk of transmission. Book Nurse Practitioner appointments for minor illness - for UTI, coughs & colds, sore throats, chest infections – see dedicated page for full list of conditions that can be treated. Our Nurse Practitioners can also prescribe medication. Please do not make an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner if you are 15 years of age or younger, are pregnant or suffering with problems that are already under GP review. For Mental Health concerns such as anxiety, depression or low mood you will still need to make an appointment with GP.
LOWER SUNBURY RESIDENTS' ASSOCIATION - 2015 Spring Newsletter March 2015 - page 2
GPs TAKING ON 'OUT OF AREA' PATIENTS ... A quick guide to GPs taking on out-of-area patients- 4 pages Dr Richard Vautrey looks at the key issues for practices registering under the GP Patient Choice scheme. From this month, GPs have the opportunity to register patients who live outside their boundaries without being obliged to offer them home visits. The initiative is known as the GP Choice scheme, and it may seem attractive at first, as each patient will bring the full capitation fee when they register.
Waiting in line: Wrapped up against the cold, patients queue outside. They say the phone is continuously engages, so it is 'impossible' to ring for an appointment at this heavily subscribed health centre.
Bleak: The patients lines up from 6.30am because it was their only hope of a same-day appointment with there GP at a heavily oversubscribed Practice. The Sunbury Health Centre in Surrey is one of the biggest in Britain.