We would like to welcome Dr Emma Reed to the practice. Dr Reed will be at Bridge Street as a Locum GP for 5 weeks from Tuesday 13th March. Dr Reed will be seeing patients who are currently registered with Dr Taylor. Dr Reed will be staying at Bridge Street until Dr Banerjee joins as a partner on 16th April.
Dr Taylor will be leaving the practice at the end of February 2018. We wish him all the very best for his future move to the United States. We look forward to welcoming Dr Shrimpton and Dr Banerjee as partners from April 2018. Patients currently registered with Dr Taylor will be registered with either Dr Shrimpton or Dr Banerjee.
Please note that within the next few weeks the Out of Hours base will move from Chesterton Medical Centre to a clinic within Addenbrookes Hospital (Clinic 9). The service will still be based on an appointment system following your call to the 111 Service, as before.
The Government will expect Primary Care Services to provide extended hours of service from March 2018. This may result in routine appointments being available from 8am-8pm, 7 days per week.
We are currently asking patients visiting the surgery to complete a short questionnaire on whether there is a desire from our patients to consult during these hours (for routine healthcare). Thank you for your feedback on this.
The practice will be closed on the following days during the holiday period- 26th and 27th December 2016 and 2nd Jan 2017. Please review your medication and ensure that you will not run out over the 4 day holiday. Please get medication requests to us in the early part of the week commencing 19th Dec 16 to ensure we have time to process your request. Should you be away from Cambridge (but in England) we may be able to send a prescription to a pharmacy near you electronically. Please speak with the administration team.
As of October 2016, Herts Urgent Care has taken over from Urgent Care Cambridgeshire as the Out of hours provider. HUC were already providing the 111 service for the area. At the present time HUC are providing the service in the same locations as the previous provider. Please access all out of hours care by calling 111. Only call 999 in life threatening emergencies, for instance suspected heart attacks or stroke, uncontrolled bleeding or significant breathing problems. 111 can send an emergency ambulance if they feel it is necessary.