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Funding crisis - GP Practices need your support - less money means a cut in services for patients

The Partners would like to encourage all pateints to support the following campaigns to ensure the future of GP Practices.

Please sign the online petition and send a letter to your MP to request long term sustainable investment in general practice to

attract retain and expand the number of GPs

expand the number of practice staff

improve premises GP services are provided from.

download the sample letter below and send to your MP now!

Sample letter to Member of Parliament

SURGERY CLOSURE 

   SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST

THE PRACTICE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR THE MORNING CLINIC

 

SURGERY CLOSURE

FOR ESSENTIAL STAFF TRAINING

THURSDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

1PM - 4PM

IN A GENUINE MEDICAL EMERGENCY DIAL 999

OR FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE AND ADVICE OUT OF HOURS, DIAL 111

Welcome to Combs Ford Surgery Online

PATIENT SURVEY RESULTS AND THE 2014 PATIENT SURVEY REPORT IS NOW PUBLISHED ON THE WEBSITE AND CAN BE ACCESSED VIA THE FUTHER INFORMATION SECTION ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THIS SCREEN.

 

Combs Ford Surgery serves the population of Stowmarket as well as some of its surrounding villages.

Our team includes 7 GPs, one nurse practitioner, five senior nurses, three health care assistants as well as our practice managers, medical secretaries and reception / administration staff.

Combs Ford Surgery is part of the Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group  - for more information go to www.ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk

Dr Wankowski will be retiring on the 29th of August. Patients wishing to send cards etc should address to the Practice Manager. 

Patients of Dr Wankowski will be advised of the arrangements in due course. It is understandable that some patients may wish to change to an existing Partner but regretfully there will be no opportunity to transfer at this time due to existing workloads.

Normal Surgery Hours

Monday to Friday

8.00am- 6.30pm

Pre-booked only surgery:
Tue 07.00-08.00 & Sat 08.00-11.00

Outside of Normal Surgery Hours please telephone 
 the Out of Hours Service on

111


Enquiries and Appointments
01449 678333
Visits and Emergencies
01449 678366
Dispensary

01449 676110

Calls are recorded for quality and training purposes.

 

receptionWe offer a full general practice service including health promotion clinics for diabetes, asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease and high blood pressure. We also offer minor surgical procedures on site. We have an on-site dispensing service for any of our patients living more than one mile away from a pharmacy / chemist.

At Combs Ford Surgery, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. 

24/7 - We offer an online booking system for Doctors appointments. Please see Further Information or speak to a receptionist to obtain a password.

Patients are also able to book via the automated telephone system by dialling 01449 678333 and pressing 1. This will enable you to book, cancel or check an appointment.

Please note that it is not possible to book Nurses appointments online or on the automated telephone system due to the complex and varied appointment types ie smears  and vaccinations.  Please contact Reception on 01449 678333 who will be able to help you.  Thank you.

Very important note about email communication:

DO NOT USE EMAIL FOR URGENT COMMUNICATION OR FOR ANY MEDICAL / CLINICAL ISSUE 

 

EMERGENCY HEALTH CARE

 

IN A GENUINE MEDICAL EMERGENCY DIAL 999

WHEN IT IS LESS URGENT DIAL NHS 111

NHS 111 logo - when it's less urgent than 999

 

IF USING EMAIL PLEASE ALLOW7 DAYS FOR A RESPONSE

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The Partners would like to encourage all patients to back the folllowing campaigns;

Your GP Cares

www.bma.org.uk/yourGPcares

and

Put Patients First, Back General Practice

www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home

 

 

We are raising funds a freestanding BP monitor for use of patients in the waiting room avoiding the necessity of an appointment. If you would like to make a donation please leave with reception or send for the attention of the Practice Manager. Thank you for your support. Cheques should be made out to Combs Ford Surgery.

Care.Data Programme

Patients will be receiving a leaflet through their door in the next few weeks entitled "Better Information means better care".  Please read carefully as this will explain how data will be extracted from GP medical records  for the purpose of improving the planning and delivery of future care.  More information will be available from the patient information line on 0300 456 3531 from the 6th January 2014 or from the NHS England link shown under Care Data Programme on the right hand side of this page. It is also possible to opt out - please complete the relevant form also available under the Care Data Programme section.

 
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