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Our telephone number is 01773 304700

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"Couldn't get an appointment!!" During June 2019 EPCC had a total of 153 GP & 162 Nursing appointments wasted due to patients not cancelling their appointments. Please contact the surgery to cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.

Did you know that you can book Dr's appointments, order repeat medication & view your medical record online. If you have not already registered for this service speak to a receptionist to register for online access. Proof of ID will be required.

You can now book routine GP, Nurse & HCA appointments in the evening, at weekends & over bank holidays in the local area.To book an appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours.*This may take place at another GP practice in the area*

If you need advice or to see a doctor when the surgery is closed please call 111. Calls are free.


RACE TO THE PYRAMIDS

We have extremely big hearted GPs, though a little wacky!!!  Three of them have very kindly decided to raise money for Eastwood Memory Cafe with a totally amazing challenge.  I would be really grateful if you could share this with anyone and everyone you know, so we can hopefully reach the target set. 

 

Please see the following link:

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/racetothepyramids/461236

 

In order to support the amazing work of Eastwood Memory Cafe; we have set ourselves the challenge of collectively running the equivalent distance of Eastwood to The Pyramids of Giza, 2200 miles, by the end of 2018 and would love to raise the same number in £s - £2200!!!

Please support this fabulous charity which makes such a difference to those affected by dementia in our local area.

Feel free to keep nagging us to get those running miles in. We will give monthly updates with progress toward our target!

Dr Atkinson, Dr Scullard and Dr Homer
 
 


 

Home Visits

We would ask if possible that patients do attend the surgery and that the home visiting service is reserved for those who are terminally ill or are completely house bound.

Home visits do take a long time and limit the number of patients we can see so do try to get to the surgery if you can. In general home visits are not as satisfactory as visits to the surgery given that the doctors do not have your full records available and only limited clinical equipment.

If transport is an issue there is usually somebody (a friend, a neighbour, a relative) who can give you a lift down in a car. Home visits are intended for those with a medical need, ie for those who are too ill to come to the surgery, not for those for whom it is inconvenient or who do not wish to use transport.

For those patients who struggle with their mobility we are happy for them to exit the car or taxi right at the main entrance although we ask not to park there or block access to the site for others.

Remember that we can see several people at the surgery in the time it takes to do one home visit. If you are too unwell to come to the surgery, it is helpful if you can phone for a visit before 10.00am so that the doctors can visit between surgeries.

1 Home visit =

4 lost face to face appointments

Please ensure a home visit is necessary.

 
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