Rapid Access Clinic
We are now running a Rapid Access Clinic to ensure that those patients with urgent medical problems see the right person quickly. The clinics are run by a Doctor and a Primary Care Practitioner.
When you request an urgent on the day appointment the receptionist will ask you the nature of your problem. This is purely so they can direct you to the most appropriate healthcare professional to deal with your ailment.
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If you are aged between 70 and 80 you may be eligible for a Shingles Vaccination – For more information click here
Surgery Newsletter July 2017
It has long been our intention to publish a regular practice newsletter to keep you informed of the goings on behind the scenes. Well, we have just created the summer 2017 newsletter and you can download by clicking on this link.
Friends and Family Test
In June 2017 96% of respondents stated they were either 'extremely likely' or 'likely' to recommend the Surgery to a friend or a member of their family.
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Goodbye and Farewell
After more than thirty years’ service Dr Martin Crook has now retired from St Katherine’s Surgery. As a local community figure, he has seen the Surgery develop, modernise and grow from just four doctors to eight, move premises and was also very influential in the development of healthcare within Ledbury including bringing x-ray services to the town.
We are also sure that many of you will already be aware that, for the past year Dr Conway has been working at St Michael's Hospice in addition to her role at the surgery. We are sorry to announce that she has decided to leave the practice a little sooner than anticipated to focus on her new role at the hospice and so will not be taking any further surgeries at St Katherines. She is looking forward to the next stage in her career but will be sad to leave her colleagues and patients.
A&E does not mean "anything and everything". Recent surveys reveal that nearly one in five patients in England admit they have misused accident and emergency at some point – and departments are struggling to cope with ever-increasing numbers. The role of A&E is to deal with acute severe illness or injury, but as many as 50% of patients could be managed elsewhere. However, you can hardly blame the public for pitching up, when most people simply don't know what else to do, or where else to go when they or their children are ill. Click here to see the local options?
(Site updated 17/10/2017)