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Welcome to The Leiston Surgery

Self Service Launch Event

The Leiston Surgery has a the new BMI and Blood Pressure machines which will provide self monitoring service for patients. Please come along during our open hours to use either of the new self-services machines, full instructions and guidance is available on how to process your results.

New Registrar

We are pleased to announce we have a new registrar Dr Idorenyin Etuk joining us for a 12 month placement, Dr Etuk will be joining us on Thursday 7th February 2019.

New Healthcare Assistant

We would like to welcome Beth Batho, who has joined the team as a our new healthcare assistant. 


New Physician's Associate
We would like to welcome Aine Begley, who is joining the team as our full-time Physician's Associate. Please read What is a Physician's Associate? for more information on this role. 

Flu Clinics
The way we run our flu vaccination clinics will be different this year due to a change in vaccinations and a very late, and spread out, delivery schedule. We will have one vaccine for eligible patients under 65 e.g. those with certain long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, and a different vaccination for those aged 65+, called Fluad. There is only one National supplier for the Fluad vaccination, which means that our delivery dates have been staggered. This is a national issue and there we have had to set a strict timetable accordingly. 

You should expect to receive your flu vaccination invitation via text message or via letter (if we do not have a mobile number recorded on your notes) if you are eligible. 

NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations Tea Party
Read about our NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations Tea Party here.

Increase in Prescription Charges
NHS Prescription charge increase from 1st April 2019. The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence to £9.00 per prescription item.


Shingles Vaccinations
Shingles Vaccinations are available for Patients aged 70, 71, 72,73,74, 78 or 79.

Patient Online Service
Sign up for Patient Online Service, you are able to book appointments/request repeat medication, and test results.

Patient Participation Group 
Be the voice of the patients and join our Patient Participant Group. 

 

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