Flu Vaccine Available

Our reception team are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.  If you would like your flu jab please contact the team on 01670 712 821 between 08:15 – 18:30.

When attending your appointment please wear a face covering.  We also ask patients, where possible, to wear a short sleeved top or have your sleeve rolled up ready.  This will help our team to ensure we can administer your vaccine in the most Covid Secure way.

21,800 Trees Saved

We are happy to say that this year the Village Surgery has saved 21,800 tress through recycling our shredded paper with Shred-it. 

Message Regarding 50-64 Year Old Flu Vaccines

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.  This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Front Doors Reopening – 1 way system in place

From Wednesday 1st July the front doors to the surgery will be reopening.  Please do not attend the surgery to book an appointment.  Appointments should continue to be made over the phone.

We will be implementing a one way system in the practice and directing patients to leave via the rear door.

Please remember if you are attending the surgery for any reason to wear a face covering or mask and keep 2 meters apart.

Face Masks Required

From Monday 15th June any patient booked in for a face to face appointment with a GP or member of our clinical team will be asked to wear a mask or cloth face covering unless you have a medical reason not to.

For more info on making and wearing a face covering please visit the gov.uk website.

Any questions regarding this policy please contact our reception team.

Latest Coronavirus Update

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

Call 111 now if you’ve been:

• To Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)

• To other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)

• To Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it’s mild)

• In close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan or Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.

• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.

GP Release on the day appointments now released online at 08:15 each day

Following patient feedback we have now made release on the day GP appointments available online at 08:15 each day, the same time that our phonelines and reception desk open.

£390 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

Well done to our fantastic reception team who organised a coffee morning on Friday 27th September as part of ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’  The final figures are in and the team successfully raised £390 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Reception manager’s Ruth and Becky manning the stalls at our Macmillan Coffee Morning.
A small selection of the cakes we had for sale at our Macmillan Coffee Morning

Medical Emergency? Not sure if you need to see your GP? Call 111

Do you have a medical emergency? Are you not sure if you should see your GP or use another NHS service?  Call 111 whose medical triage system will ensure you are directed to the most appropriate service including giving immediate medical advice and being able to book you a GP appointment if necessary.

Nurse and Health Care Assistant Appointments Available Online

Patients can now book appointments with our Nurses and Health Care Assistants through our online access. Please see below a list of services that can be booked with these members of the team.

Health Care Assistants

  • Bloods
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Hypertension Review
  • B12 Injections
  • ECGs
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Shingles Vaccines
  • NHS Health Checks (Over 40s Only)
  • New Patient Medicals
  • Spirometry
  • 24 Hour BP Monitoring


  • Bloods
  • Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension Review
  • B12 Injections
  • ECGs
  • Flu Vaccines
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Shingles Vaccines
  • NHS Health Checks (Over 40s Only)
  • New Patient Medical
  • Smears
  • Spirometry
  • Pill Checks
  • Swabs
  • Asthma Checks
  • CHD Reviews
  • COPD Review
  • Stroke Review
  • Child Immunisations