PATIENT IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Sadly due to family reasons Dr Gupta is longer at the practice.
During this period patients who are registered with Dr Gupta will be able to book routine appointments with any of the other Doctors or one of our new Advanced Nurse Practitioners who are available every morning and afternoon for acute urgent matters.
You will be able to book an appointment with an alternative clinician either by telephone, online or by visiting the surgery.
Please request your repeat prescriptions directly at the pharmacy of your choice, online or at the surgery in the conventional manner.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Laurel House Surgery
We were very sad to hear of the death of Dr. John Weston-Smith on New Year’s day .
Dr Weston-Smith had been a GP in Tamworth and at Laurel House Surgery for many years. Indeed, Laurel House was both his surgery and family home for a long time. Older patients will recall that the upstairs consulting rooms were “the boys” bedrooms. He was a kind quick witted man with a real interest in the psychological aspects of health. He,as many GP’s of his time, did home deliveries, cared for patients in Tamworth General and he introduced the first Practice Nurse in the country into Laurel House. He was a kind and nurturing colleague and an easy insightful patient.
We will think of him , his great legacy, as well as his family, both living and deceased at this very sad time .
May John rest in peace.
Shingles Vaccination 2018-19
Following last year's campaign, the practice will once again be immunising eligible patients against shingles. The shingles vaccine will be given as a single injection and you will only need to have the vaccination once.
We will be sending appointments to all of those eligible for the vaccination to attend clinics in October 2018.
These appointments are longer than for routine Flu vaccination but the Shingles vaccination can be given at the same time as your Flu vaccination.
Laurel House Surgery would like to welcome
Dr Ifraz Shafait
Dr Shafait joined the practice July 2018 and will be covering Dr Glennie's maternity period .
Dr Shafait works Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday providing a combination or morning and afternoon appointments.
We are very lucky to have recruited Dr Shafait into the practice and we hope that everyone makes him feel very welcome.
Surgery Closing Dates
One Tuesday each month the surgery closes at 1pm for PLT meetings. Late night surgery is open as usual.
The dates of these closures are as follows
19th June 2018
17th July 2018
21st August 2018
18th September 2018
16th October 2018
20th November 2018
18th December 2018
FAZELEY SURGERY IMPORTANT NOTICE
CHANGE OF GP SESSION TIMES
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 3RD APRIL 2017
DR FITZGERALD WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY MORNING 7:30 - 11:20 AM
DR YOUNG WILL NOW BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 2:30 - 5:00 PM
PLEASE CHECK OPENING HOURS ON THE FRONT DOOR OR VIA THE PRACTICE WEBSITE.
TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE
You can now receive information via Text Message on your mobile phone. We can send a text message to remind you of your appointment date and time. Reminder texts also gives you details how to cancel an appointment with us via text. We can send you reminders regarding invitations relevant to your own health.
It is essential that you give us your up to date mobile telephone number.
In March 2018 90 patients did not attend their GP appointments and 56 patients did not attend their appointments with a nurse.
Please ensure your mobile phone is switched off/on silent whilst in the surgery.
If you are unable to attend your appointment please remember to contact the surgery in advance to cancel.
If you need advice Out Of Hours dial 111 or
If an emergency dial 999
If you are calling re test results, please call 01827 69283 after 2pm. Please allow up to 7 days for blood/urine results and 2-3 weeks for x-ray / ultrasound results. Some ultrasounds/MRI/CT results can take longer.