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All of our patients have an accountable named GP who is responsible for overall care. If you are unsure who this is please ask next time you visit the practice. If you have a preference to which GP that is please contact the practice.

 

Furzton Medical centre will introduce a new role of a nurse practitioner from April 2016 , if you have a minor illness we would recommend first you speak to your local pharmacy and if required book an appointment with our nurse practitioner there are a number of conditions she is able to prescribe for please check with reception upon booking.

Do we have your upto date contact details ? please ensure you provide the practice with any changes

Minor Injuries

 

Dear Patient                                                                                                                        

As from November 1st 2013 at Bedford Street & Furzton Surgery we aim to help you and your family get the care you need as close to home as possible and we are always looking for ways of improving our service. With this in mind we are pleased to announce that we are now able to treat many Minor Injuries at the surgery.

When should you call the surgery?

Call the surgery when someone you care for or yourself sustains a minor injury and

·         you feel that the injury is  outside of the usual level of simple domestic first aid that you can provide

 

or

 

·         you require further advice or guidance.

What types of Injuries can be treated at the surgery?

 

Sprains to hands, arms, legs, feet

Minor Bruises

Minor Burns – scalds and blisters

Lacerations and Minor Head Injuries – bump to your head, cuts, wounds and scratches

 

What will happen next?

When you call, the GP reception staff will give you an appointment time or advise what to do if an alternative arrangement would suit your needs better.

 

According to the urgency of your symptoms, your appointment will usually be on the same day during service opening times and may be offered straightaway. 

The surgery team will also advise you on what to do if you require a different route to care, advice or guidance.

Why is this new service better?

The new minor injury locally enhanced offers the right care in the right place, first time.

 

Please call the surgery first, as this will ensure you get a timely appointment and minimise waiting.  You and your family will be seen in reassuring GP settings rather than hospital or the Urgent Care Centre where other patients may be in need of very urgent attention. 

 

You can also visit the surgery in person where they will assess whether you need to be seen and treated straight away. If you are not seen and treated straight away you will be provided with an appointment when needed.

 

 

  Yours sincerely

 

Laura Lucas

Practice Manager

 



 
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