New guidance to provide your 2nd Covid vaccine at 8 weeks - we will be adjusting clinics and capacity to bring your invite forward. However, until we have vaccine delivery schedules we can not be more specific at this time. No need to call your surgery to chase as we will invite you as soon as we can.
There is a lot of GP bashing in the media at the moment.
We, as a practice, have remained seeing patients face to face on a medical need basis throughout the whole pandemic. Yes - accessing the surgery has been in a different way but if someone has needed seen they have been. Any changes were brought in to protect the staff to ensure continuity of service we deliver to our patients - sick staff = no service.
Our GPs, nurses, paramedics, nurse practitioners health care assistants and many other team members have all seen people throughout the last 15 months and this is not going to change.
Our workload has increased hugely since this time last year, not taking into account that we have delivered over 50,000 covid vaccines since end December as well.
Please understand that every member of the practice team has gone above and beyond their job, sometimes at a cost to themselves (and sometimes their family) to ensure that the patients get the best possible care that we can deliver.
We do not have any control over hospital appointments or operations so please don't shout at us if you can't get what you need else where in the system- we truly understand your frustrations as we have to try to navigate the system on a daily basis, often with the same outcomes as you.
We will get things wrong occasionally, and are happy to look into anything we could do better, but we never set out to annoy or upset anyone.
Our Doctors and staff are tired, we've been through the same things that you have in this pandemic whilst working harder than ever before and a patient shouting or swearing can be the straw that breaks the camel's back.
We ask that you be kind to anyone you come in to contact with at the surgery - we are trying our best to make sure every patient gets what they need and the many, many lovely patients we speak to make the job very worthwhile.
17/02/2021 - Coronavirus vaccination update on our home screen.
30/12/2020 - we are receiving a lot of queries about the COVID vaccination and when patients will be invited for the vaccine. At present we have very limited supply and ask that patients click on the following link to get more information about why they have not been invited yet: Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
10/12/2020 - our very own Dr Dosanjh talking about the Coronavirus on national radio - listen here.
05/11/2020 - as the country goes in to lockdown, we can assure you that the surgery is still open and as busy as ever. For on the day emergencies please call 01628 620 458 and for routine appointments please submit your request online at https://thecedarsurgery.webgp.com/
12/11/2020 - the surgery will be closed for staff training from 12:30 til 18:30 on Thursday 12/11. Please contact 111 or submit an eConsult when we are closed.
16/10/2020 - Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your doctor or nurse, please contact us. All appointments are now triaged and are being delivered via telephone, video or online with face-to-face appointments booked when needed. You will be advised on the best approach for you.
Our opening hours are 08:00-18:30 Monday to Friday.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering and wait in your car or outside until called on your mobile. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch
For serious or life threatening emergencies call 999, for urgent medical queries call 111.
07/10/2020 - book your flu vaccine today - at risk groups only.
16/09/2020 - the following link may help parents with children at school understand when to keep them home, when to get them COVID tested and when to send them back to school. https://clf.uk/covid-19-related-pupil-absence/
20/03/20020 THE SURGERY IS OPEN, HOWEVER, TO PROTECT STAFF AND PATIENTS WE ARE NOW OPERATING A CLOSED DOOR SYSTEM TO REDUCE FOOTFALL.
19/03/2020 - PRESCRIPTIONS - are taking longer to process due to volumes and staff shortage. Please do not ask for additional medications as this will only delay issue and cause supply chain problems. We will not be allowing stockpiling.
12/0303/2020 - in light of the spread of Coronavirus, the surgery has put a temporary suspension on the booking of online appointments. Please use eConsult to request an appointment - we will triage your request and offer you the most appropriate advice or appointment. This may include a telephone or video consultation. Click here to start an eConsult..
November 2019 - Introducing Diabetes Group Consultations, our new approach to supporting us to deliver high quality routine care more efficiently. Group Consultations are one to one medical appointments delivered by a clinician within a group setting.