Welcome to Needham Market Country Practice
On the morning of 23rd August 2017 we are having major problems with our telephones. Engineers are working to resolve these issues and we hope to have a full service as soon as possible. Some lines go dead and we are not able to hear callers or they can not hear us. We do have some lines working intermittently so please try later if you can. If you are registered for them, you can use our online services for appointments and prescriptions.
Flu vaccination clinics - 2017/18
If you are over 65, or have any of the following:- heart condition, asthma, COPD, kidney disease, diabetes, are pregnant, have a lower immunity, have had a stroke or are a carer for someone else you are entitled to a free flu vaccination. Patients will not receive a letter asking them to attend.
The practice will be offering flu vaccinations from 30th September 2017 at the Needham Market Surgery this is by appointment only (booked via our Reception).
Sue Ryder Dementia Together 2017
From September 2017 we will be hosting the Sue Ryder Dementia Together service on Wednesday mornings once a fortnight here in the practice. They will be offering advice on finance, social care and general non-clinical support service for patients with dementia and their carers. If you wish to find out more or make an appointment to see one of their advisers, call 08081 688 000 or visit http://www.dementia-together.com/
Electronic Prescribing Service
The practice is now offering "EPS" - Electronic Prescriptions
Patients can now request their prescription to be electronically sent to a Pharmacy of their choice. Example: If you live in Needham Market area but work in Ipswich you can nominate to collect your medication from a pharmacy near your workplace. This service will not effect patients that use our in house Dispensary. For more details please ask at Reception or click on the link below:
Patient Information - Electronic Prescription Service
Care Quality Commission
Our practice has recently been reviewed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (https://www.cqc.org.uk/), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. One of their core aims is to ensure GPs provide effective, caring and responsive services and to identify and encourage improvements.
We are pleased to announce that we have been given good ratings for delivering on our patient’s needs and ensure their care is assessed, tailored and delivered according to best practice guidelines. We’re proud to be recognised for our caring, compassionate and effective approach, as well as for proactively seeking feedback from patients to continually improve. We are also pleased that our service has been rated good for being safe and well led
All of our patients who gave independent feedback to the CQC were positive about our practice, specifically praising the confidence they have in our supportive, convenient, professional and effective service. The CQC viewed our free dispensary delivery service as an example of outstanding practice.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Our surgery is completely accessible and has facilities for the disabled.
(Site updated 23/08/2017)