Locking Hill Surgery

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INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

LOCKING HILL SURGERY

Locking Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1UY

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Dr Ewart Lewis
Dr Ian Bye
Dr Robin Blenkarn
Dr Alistair Smith
Dr David Kempson
Dr Sarah Atherton
Dr Jane Austin
Dr Samantha Boden

Tel: 01453 764222
Fax: 01453 847994


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POSSIBLE SCAM

We have been made aware that people have been receiving unsolicited phone calls from a company calling themselves the Margaret Rose Trust (or Foundation). They state that they have been given your telephone number by the 'mobility database' and may ask you if you are having any problems with your walking, or possibly mobility issues.

We cannot find a Margaret Rose Trust or Foundation nor a mobility database. It would appear to be a scam to get people to buy equipment they do not need.

If you are telephoned by someone claiming to be from this Trust/Foundation, please just hang up and do not give them any information at all.

The easiest way to stop all unsolicited calls is by registering with the Telephone Preference Service. They can be contacted either by telephone to register: 0845 070 0707 or visit their website www.tpsonline.org.uk/tps/number_type.html

Once you have registered, calls of this sort should be blocked from coming for to you. There is also a procedure to then complain to the Telephone Preference Service should you continue to recieve such nuisance calls.

 


Flu Vaccine

We are now booking appointments for the ‘flu vaccine so please contact reception to book an appointment if:
 
you are over 65, you are pregnant or suffer from certain chronic medical conditions such as respiratory disease, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, chronic neurological conditions (eg Parkinson’s disease), have had your spleen removed or have a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV or aids or as a result of medication/treatment (eg certain steroid treatment or chemotherapy).  It is also recommended that children aged 2, 3 or 4 on 1st Sept 2014 have the vaccine and anyone who is the main carer for someone whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.  You may also be eligible for the vaccine if you are a frontline health and social care worker but it is your employers responsibility to arrange the vaccination for you.  You may also be eligible for a free vaccine if you work in a care home but your employer must supply you with the necessary form to bring with you to your appointment and we will not be able to vaccinate you if you do not have this form.


SHINGLES VACCINE 2013

A shingles vaccine will soon be available.  We have placed our first order and await delivery.

Eventually it is hoped that this will be offered to all patients aged 70-79 but initially, as not many vaccines will be available to us, we have been asked to vaccinate patients who are aged 70 AND 79 years of age. The purpose of offering it to our patients who are 79 is so that they are vaccinated before their 80th birthday when they will no longer be eligible for the vaccination. As we will have only a small supply of vaccines given to us, please wait to be called for your vaccination. This is part of a national programme and therefore we are bound by the guidance on who we vaccinate. We await further guidance on vaccinating our patients who are aged 71 to 78.

 


IMPORTANT NOTICE

We have made some changes to our appointment system that aim to make it easier for you to see your GP.  Also, our very experienced Specialist Triage Nurses now offer face-to-face consultations that you can  book directly with our reception staff.  They both prescribe and can see patients who may have such things as chest, throat or bladder infections or conjunctivitis.  They can also offer emergency contraception.  If you are in doubt as to whether they could help you please do not hesitate to ask our reception staff for help.


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OPENING TIMES

We are open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6.30pm (phone line opens 8.00am).
We do offer some pre-bookable, routine appointments with the GPs outside our normal surgery hours; please enquire at reception.

BACKGROUND

The Locking Hill Practice is derived from two single-handed practices: one based in Uplands and the other at the 'Top of the Town'.

The doctor for Uplands in the 1920 - 1930s was Dr Whitley. His successor in the late 1930s was Dr Royal who retired in December 1962 and was succeeded at that time by Dr Lamb.

Dr Newton joined his practice in the 1930s and was based at The Chestnuts, Hollow Lane.

At the end of 1963 the two practices joined in partnership but continued to work from separate premises, Dr Newton at The Chestnuts and Dr Lamb at a purpose-built surgery attached to Brookfield House, Lansdown. After a couple of years it was decided to close the surgery at Hollow Lane and all practice work was conducted from Brookfield House. During that time Drs Lamb and Newton were joined by Dr Bamford and later by Dr J L Dod.

In 1972 the practice moved to the Health Centre at Beeches Green, being joined by Dr Gillian Dod and, on the retirement of Dr Newton, by Dr Voss.

With increasing numbers of patients and extreme pressure on available space it was decided to move out of the Health Centre into the purpose-built Locking Hill Surgery in 1982.


Practice News and Notices

FLU VACCINATIONS! Our flu clinics are now under way so please contact reception to make an appointment. You qualify for a free vaccination if you are over 65, suffer from asthma or other respiratory disease, diabetes, chronic heart, liver, kidney or neurological disease, your immune system is supressed, if you are a carer or if you live in long-term residential care.

The practice would like to thank the various advertisers who have helped to produce this Website. However, it must be pointed out that the accuracy of any statements cannot be warranted, nor any products or services advertised, be guaranteed or endorsed.

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