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Welcome to Wickham Market Medical Centre

Practice Premises

 

Wickham Market Medical Centre is a rural practice based in Wickham Market and also provides a branch surgery service in Rendlesham.  

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including minor surgery, minor injuries, childhood vaccinations and travel vaccinations.

You will find everything you need to know about our practice plus a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.  Please have a look around and feedback any comments you may wish to make regarding the web site.

 

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Flu Vaccinations

If you are aged 65 years or over or 18-64 and in a clinical at risk group, we are now taking bookings for the flu vaccination. Please contact reception to book your appointment.

We are now taking bookings for all 50-64 year olds for a free Flu Vaccination. Please ring reception to book your appointment.

 

Important Information Regarding Blood Tests

Problems with an NHS supplier, Roche, has led to a temporary shortage in some of the chemicals we use to process blood test results. This is a national problem and Roche is working hard to resolve this.

We are doing everything we can to reduce the impact on our patients, but unfortunately, this is making it difficult to complete some blood tests at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).

Temporarily, we are continuing to prioritise clinically urgent tests, but this means that if you are having a regular blood test it may be delayed. We are very sorry about this.

We have the following advice for our patients:

  • If you have been told your blood test is urgent, please attend your booked appointment without delay
  • If you have been told your blood test is not urgent, please try and re-book in around two weeks’ time.

We appreciate this is frustrating for patients and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience while we work hard to resolve this issue. We will keep everyone updated.

 

Face to Face Appointments

Face to face appointments are still available, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you.

 

Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home

We are requesting patients to supply us with home blood pressure readings wherever possible instead of coming into the surgery for a blood pressure check. It would be extremely helpful if you would purchase a blood pressure monitor if you are able to do so. These machines can be purchased for £20 to £50. We realise not everyone may be able to afford a monitor but if as many patients as possible are able to do so, it will allow us to maximise patient and staff safety in the building.

Examples of blood pressure monitors approved for home monitoring

The Kinetik Wellbeing monitor is available to purchase from Wickham Market & Rendlesham Surgeries for £20 whilst stocks last. Please contact the Pharmacy or Dispensary if you wish to purchase one.

Once you have your blood pressure monitor, we suggest you take 3 readings a few minutes apart and record the lowest reading, then repeat this at different times of the day. If you could let the surgery know the average of the results by email, eConsult or phone, we will record the result and contact you if any action is needed.

 

How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population

For further details see our How we use Information to Manage the Health of Local Population document.

 

Footsteps - Walking with you

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that donated and bought raffle tickets in our Christmas Raffle. We raised £200 towards Footsteps - Counselling for 11-25 year old. Please see the Footsteps website for more information.

 

Out of Area Patients

Please read our how to register page.

 

My Care Record

My Care Record enables health and care professionals, directly involved in your care, to access informaiton about you.

 

Contact your Doctor Online

We've added eConsult to our website. This enables you to contact your Doctor online. For further information on how eConsult works why not watch this short video.

 

Pharmacy2U

Pharmacy2U is NOT your local pharmacy and has nothing to do with us.

Further advice regarding Pharmacy2U

 

eConsult Newsletter

Read the latest eConsult newsletter.

 

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Patient Online Services

You can now book your appointment and order your repeat prescription online using our patient online access service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

If you have not already registered for this service please pop into the surgery for details.

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What we do with your information

 

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Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

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The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

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