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NHS 111 Now Available Online

NHS 111 is now available online, providing people with fast and convenient access to urgent health advice digitally.

NHS 111 online offers people an alternative to the 111 phone service, as well as helping to manage increasing demand on the telephone service – but please note it does not replace the phone service.

How does it work

To access the service simply visit 111.nhs.uk, enter your age, sex, postcode and main symptom, and then you will be guided through a series of questions about your health problems.

At the end of the questions you will be given advice about the best course of action to take next, which could be:

  • information on how to get the right healthcare in your area, including whether you need to see a GP or seek urgent care
  • advice on self-care
  • In most areas, get a call back from a nurse, doctor or other trained health professional if you need it.
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Update for Patients – GP Appointments

The Practice is aware that it is getting increasingly difficult to meet the demand for GP appointments.  The list size in continuing to increase and there is always an increase of patients requiring appointments during the winter period.

The Practice has been trying to recruit doctors for over twelve months but due to a national shortage of doctors we have not been successful in filling the vacancies.

We are currently advertising for another GP but have made the decision to advertise for two Advanced Nurse Practitioners and a Clinical Pharmacist.

These will be new roles within the clinical team.  The Advanced Nurse Practitioners will be able to have clinics to see patients and the ability to prescribe.  The Clinical Pharmacist will be able to offer a minor ailment clinic.

We would like to thank all the patients for bearing with us and we hope that the new roles will be beneficial for patient care.

Lesley Meade
Practice Manager