Tuesday, December 30, 2014

News update about Dr King

Dr King has recently been away from work.  We are very sorry to announce that he has recently been diagnosed with a brain tumour Unfortunately this means that he will not be returning to the practice for the foreseeable future.  We appreciate that this is distressing and difficult news not only for Dr King’s immediate family and friends but also for those of us who work with him, his own patients and our wider community.  We hope to be able to publish updates from time to time but would ask that you respect the family’s privacy and not ask our staff for further details at this difficult and uncertain time. 

In our newsletter we highlighted that we are, like many other GP practices, struggling to cope with demand for appointments and recruit and retain doctors.   Please be assured that we are actively recruiting for permanent doctors and in the meantime engaging temporary ones to help with the workload. 

From 1st February 2015 and with immediate effect for Dr King’s patients, you will be asked to book with the doctor who you will then continue to see for that episode of care.  Our web site and newsletter give further details of this new system and how to access GP appointments at weekends and on bank holidays. 

Please also note that pharmacists can offer advice and often treatment for minor ailments and self limiting illness such as coughs, colds, aches, pains, sore throat, blocked nose, diarrhoea and vomiting. 

We would like to thank staff, patients and colleagues for your continued support and hope that you will continue to bear with us through this challenging time.

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