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Laurel House/FazeleySurgery

 

We wish Dr Turley all the very best as she goes off on her maternity leave on Friday 3rd May. She will be missed but we are very lucky that Dr Ifraz Shafait will cover for her during this period. He will be available all day, every week on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Due to personal reasons Dr Uzma Qureshi has recently changed her working hours and will be available on a Monday morning, all day Tuesday and Friday mornings.

 

Fazeley Surgery

Commencing the beginning of June, Dr Fitzgerald is reducing to two working days. She will provide an extended Monday morning service and alternate Tuesdays at Fazeley surgery. She will continue to cover the well-baby clinic Friday morning on a rota basis. Dr Young will reinstate a service at Fazeley surgery most Wednesday mornings. Please enquire at Reception to confirm availability.

 

We are currently in the process of recruiting a full time GP partner. We are very fortunate that Dr Gupta has agreed to work on a temporary locum basis during this period. As part of our same day urgent care team we also have the services of two full time Advanced Nurse Practitioners.

 

We hope this information is helpful.

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Important Patient Information

Laurel House & Fazeley Surgery 

We are very pleased to inform patients that our telephone system has been upgraded and you will notice some changes when contacting the surgery.

The contact number will remain the same:-

Laurel House Surgery

01827 69283

or

Fazeley

01827 283994

We hope your experience of contacting the surgery will be noticeably improved.

Thank You 

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If you would like to become a Dementia Friend please join us and be a part of making a difference to people living with Dementia. If you require any further information

Please Contact Karen Wilkinson Home Instead Senior Care 01827 431002

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Extended Access

Following  a National Government initiative from 1st September 2018 extra appointments will be offered across the whole of Tamworth (The New Mercian GP Network), including evening and weekend appointments. Additionally a new on line digital service will be available on Sunday mornings where appointments will be offered with a GP via the Q Doctor App. Posters will be available in the surgery shortly; please click on this link for further details https://www.qdoctor.io/

All practices across Tamworth are participating in this extended access. For further information please contact the surgery reception.

Please use the following link to access the CCG's webpage.

CCG Extended Access

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IMPORTANT PATIENT 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 (ANPs) 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.


Shingles Vaccination 2019

The practice will continue to offer Shingles vaccination to those patients who are eligible. The shingles vaccine will be given as a single injection and you will only need to have the vaccination once.

Please enquire at reception

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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 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays providing a combination of 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.

Many Thanks

                                                                                                                      

Travel Vaccinations Information 

         

National Diabetes Audit

                                                                                                                           

 

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

 

You can 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 give you details how to cancel an appointment 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.

 

 Many thanks


Missed Appointments

In January 2019 46 patients did not attend their GP appointments and 22 patients did not attend their appointments with a nurse. This directly affects the appointments we can offer to other patients. 

 

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.

 

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