PATIENT IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr Gupta is currently away from the surgery.
During this period patients who are registered with Dr Gupta will be unable to book appointments or request repeat medication online.
You will of course be able to book an appointment with an alternative clinician either by telephone or by visiting the surgery.
Please request your repeat prescriptions either directly at the pharmacy of your choice 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 2017-18
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 2017.
These appointments are longer than for routine Flu vaccinations but can be given at the same time as your Flu vaccination.
Laurel House Surgery would like to welcome
Dr Natasha Turley
Dr Turley will join the practice on Tuesday 5th September 2017. She will replace Dr Sareen who has chosen to leave the practice for family reasons.
Dr Turley will work Tuesday, Thursday & Friday providing a combination or morning and afternoon appointments. She will also offer Tuesday evening extended hour sessions alternate weeks.
Most of Dr Sareen patients will be transferred over into the care of Dr Turley. We will inform those patients who are 75 years & over in writing of their new Doctor.
We are very lucky to have recruited Dr Turley into the practice and we hope that everyone will make her feel very welcome.
Surgery Closing Dates
One Tuesday each month the surgery closes at 2pm for PLT meetings. Late night surgery is open as usual.
The dates of these closures are as follows
21st November 2017
19th December 2017
16th January 2018
20th February 2018
20th March 2018
Laurel House Surgery would like to welcome
Dr. Uzma Qureshi
Dr Qureshi will join the practice on Monday 3rd April 2017. She will replace Dr Qayyum who has chosen to leave the practice for family reasons.
Dr Qureshi studied in London and has also had considerable experience working in general practice.
Dr Qureshi will work Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday providing a combination of morning & afternoon appointments. She will also offer a Tuesday evening extended hours session once every four weeks.
We are very lucky to have recruited Dr Qureshi into the practice and we hope that everyone will make her feel very welcome.
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 January 2018 120 patients did not attend their GP appointments and 51 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.