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Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility You may have seen some coverage on Good Morning Britain today about the shingles vaccine. We wanted to clarify the eligibility criteria, as it seemed to be causing some confusion in responses online. From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility … Continued

Practice Prescription Line Closure

From September 4th 2023, patients will be unable to order a prescription over the phone. So what does that mean for patients who need to order their prescription? The following ways of ordering are in place to allow our patients to order their prescriptions in the easiest and least time-consuming ways. NHS App The NHS … Continued

Parkrun for the NHS

The NHS in England is delighted to have teamed up with parkrun UK and the NHS in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to mark the NHS’s 75th anniversary this July. NHS staff and volunteers, as well as local communities, will be encouraged to ‘parkrun for the NHS’ at parkrun events on Saturday 8 July or junior … Continued

Dr Charlewood Retirement

Our GP Partner Dr Charlewood is retiring from the Practice after over 30 years. The Practice would like to thank Dr Charlewood for not just her amazing service as a GP, but for her commitment and hard work as a Partner in successfully managing the Practice. Dr Charlewood will be deeply missed by all at … Continued

Good Asthma Care

Park Medical Group is taking part in an initiative to help support adults with asthma to receive the best possible asthma care.

Industrial action in the NHS: We will be open as normal

Industrial action in the NHS: We will be open as normal We wanted to let patients know that will be open as usual during the junior doctors’ strike this week (11th to 14th April). Appointments and treatments at local hospitals may be affected, however please turn up for your appointment unless you have heard otherwise. … Continued

World Autism Acceptance Week

World Autism Acceptance Week This week is World Autism Acceptance Week. The annual event has been running since 2007 when it was first launched as Autism Awareness Week. The aim is to help more people understand autism and what living with the condition means for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. We … Continued

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Our practice is working closely with local pharmacists to support you with certain minor health conditions. It may be more appropriate to have your NHS consultation with a pharmacist, you can choose to have your consultation with any pharmacy convenient to you. Pharmacists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who have trained in medicines and can … Continued

Dr Summers Retirement

With very mixed emotions, we have had to say goodbye to Dr Steve Summers, who has retired after 34 years with the practice. Steve has been a stalwart of the team with an energy and enthusiasm matched by no-one. He combined incredible medical knowledge with deep compassion and he will be missed keenly by both … Continued

Patient Update: Industrial Action

Patient Update: Industrial Action Many patients will be aware of the industrial action taking place in the NHS this month. Two days of strikes by nursing staff have taken place (15th December and 20th December) with Ambulance and Paramedic staff due to strike on 21st and 28th December. It is important to note that GP … Continued