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FLU CLINIC - Booking appointments now

Each year the NHS offer vaccinations to patients who are most vulnerable to Flu and it's complications. This year we are offering 2 Flu Clinic's:

Saturday 6th October, 8 - 12pm, Old Mill Surgery, Poringland

Saturday 13th October, 8 - 12pm, Hempnall Village Hall


Carers Awareness and Support Event

Saturday 29th September, 12.30 to 4.30pm at Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, Poringland, NR14 7WB

Are you a carer or a care worker?  If you care for someone young or elderly or you work in the care sector why not come along on the day where you will be able to speak to professional groups who will be able to offer help, advice and support.

Meet other carers and share experiences in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Admission free.

Where’s the quickest way to find urgent health care when your GP is not available?

NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group has issued some really helpful advice about where to find ‘urgent health care’ when your GP is not available.

If you’re poorly or you’ve suffered a minor injury, the first port of call is usually your GP. But here are some other good ways to find the healthcare you need.

Try your pharmacy – great for coughs, colds and other minor illnesses

Phone 111 – 111 is the local NHS advice line with trained staff to advise the best course of action. 111 is also the number to call for the out of hours GP service. If you don’t need to see a GP, of course the 111 staff will offer you the advice you need.

Walk-in centre. Norwich’s NHS walk-in centre is at Rouen House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RB. It is open from 9am-7pm, 7 days a week. For more information click on our 'opening times' tab at the top of the page and select the 'when we are closed' tab.

Please help the NHS by using services wisely this winter

The Next PPG Meeting Date

The next PPG meeting is to be on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at Poringland Surgery.  

All patients welcome!!!

Notice to Patients

The Patient Participation Group plays an important role in the practice providing a voice for patients especially when the practice is considering service provision. They also devise the patient surveys in order to gain as many views and opinions as possible. If you are interested in joining us the PPG would love to hear from you.We especially need representatives from the groups below: -

Are you?
- Between the ages of 17 - 40 years old?
- Or 85 years old and above?
- Pregnant?
- From a minority ethnic group?

Do you have any of the following conditions?
- Asthma?
- A weight problem?
- Depression?
- A learning disabillity?

The meetings are normally in one of the surgeries or the large open meetings are at a local village hall. There is disabled access for all events. If you would like to join or just attend one meeting to see what it is like please contact Reception on 01508 492929 for more information.


Your Medicines Your NHS

The Friends and Family Test is now available on the website

The NHS Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review our service.  It is based on one simple question:

"How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?" it then goes on to ask you to "please tell us the main reason for selecting your statement" The feedback will help us to learn more about what you think of your experience, what you like and what you think we could improve. Ultimately you are helping us to make changes that will ensure we can offer the best possible care.

You can leave your comments anonymously but you will have the opportunity to leave your contact details if you prefer.  If you do we may get in touch with you to talk about your feedback so we can better understand your views. 

The results of the Friends and Family test will be published online so you can see how we are doing. No comments will be included unless we ask for permission from you first.  All contributions will remain anonymous.

If you would like to complete the survey you will find it under the 'Have your say' heading on the right hand

side of the home page. Thank you

The Accessible Information Standard - look for Accessibility Information in the further information section

Urgently Searching for Carers

Do you care for someone?  Would the person you care for have difficulties if you were ill?  If so we need to note this is your medical records, by so doing we can ensure that you receive the necessary care, such as being offered a flu vaccine each year and regular medical checks.  Also, by knowing how many carers are registered with us we can try to ensure that the appropriate services are engaged or remain in the local vicinity.

You can inform us by simply telling the receptionist or the clinician you next see or you can email us on  Please place the word 'carer' in the subject matter and type in your name, address and date of birth along with the name of the person you care for (this person does not need to be registered here)


Patient Notice 

We are changing the way in which we re-call some patients for things like blood tests - clink this link to find out why......Recall Notice for patients

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