Practice News

opening hour changes
17th Apr

Changes to practice telephone opening times

We will be re opening our telephone lines on a Wednesday afternoon as of Wednesday 24th April 2024. 

Please note, the telephone lines will be transferred to our out of hours provides between 2pm-4pm every Wednesday however the practice will be contactable as of 4pm-6:30pm via telephone and via patient access in the practice. 

8th Dec 2023

Social Prescriber Service available at the Practice

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing is supported by social prescribing link workers. A link worker will talk to you about what matters to you and they can connect you to relevant community groups and services for practical and emotional support.

Who would benefit from Social Prescribing?

  • Mental Health – where a patients social needs is not being met
  • Social Isolation
  • Bereavement
  • Financial Difficulties (DEBT)
  • Unemployment
  • Mobility Aids
  • In need of counselling support services
  • Social Care
  • Frailty
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Care Providers
  • Blue Badge Signposting
  • Carer’s Assessment and Support
  • Financial Assessments / Benefits Eligibility Check
  • Struggling to cope at home
  • Food Bank
  • Family Support
  • Weight Management
  • Dementia
  • Long-term health conditions which affect social and psychological wellbeing

Please speak to the Receptionist or your GP regarding a Social Prescriber Referral

4th Dec 2023

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Our practice is working closely with local pharmacists. Pharmacists are trained to give advice about medicines and can support you with a range of minor health conditions. 

Please watch the video below to see the process of this service. As of Monday 4th December 2023 you may be offered a same day consulation with the local pharmacist. 


  • It may be more appropriate to have your NHS consultation with a pharmacist instead of the GP practice.
  • The pharmacist consultation will be confidential.
  • Pharmacists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who have trained in medicines and can give health advice and help you manage your condition.
  • If treatment for symptoms is required, the pharmacist may suggest an over the counter medicine.
  • If the pharmacist thinks you need to see another healthcare professional, they will help arrange it.
  • With your consent, the pharmacist will ensure your medical record is updated with the outcome of your consultation.
  • Find out more about how pharmacies can help at:  

5th Nov 2023

URGENT NEWS: Rise in UK measles cases causing concern

A "very concerning" rise in the number of people catching measles in the UK has been reported by health officials.

The virus spreads incredibly easily and a fall in vaccination rates is leaving more children vulnerable to infection.

There were 54 cases of measles in the whole of last year. However, there have already been 49 in the first four months of 2023.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is encouraging parents to ensure their children's vaccinations are up to date.

The main symptoms of measles are a fever and a rash. But it can cause more serious complications including meningitis, and an infection can be fatal.

That is why the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine is part of routine childhood immunisations.

For further information on how to check if your child has measels please follow this link Measles - NHS (

If your child is not upto date with the MMR Vaccination, which should include two MMR dose's please contact the practice to discuss this further. 


Dementia Service
5th Apr 2023

Dementia/ Alzheimer's Services Available

Are you a spouse, partner, carer, family member or friend caring for someone living with Alzheimer's?

You can now access services at Sheldon Heath Community Centre!