At Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre we aim to provide a high quality service that is available to all patients.
We are two separate surgeries run by the same lead GP. Irchester Surgery is a small surgery based in the middle of Irchester. We are located between Rushden and Wellingborough. Dr Pasquali took over Irchester Surgery in 2004. Summerlee Medical Centre is again a small surgery based in the middle of Finedon.
Covid-19 Boosters - we have started to vaccinate our patients at both Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre. You will be called when it is your turn, please ensure we have an up-to-date mobile number for you. Please be aware that the clinics will be carried out at Summerlee Medical Centre, Summerlee Road, Finedon, NN9 5LJ. When you arrive please wait in the queue and the Nurse will call you in.
Cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly across the whole county and the NHS is under extreme pressure. We must all ACT NOW. Let’s stand together, by standing apart. For more information, please visit: https://bit.ly/3mXCFyk
It is advised to protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.
· The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free to people in priority groups, the NHS will contact patients when it is your turn. You will not be asked to pay for the vaccine.
· The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
· The NHS are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
For all patients, please be aware the GP Surgeries are OPEN from 8am - 6.30pm - Monday-Friday.
CHANGES MADE DURING THE COVID–19 PANDEMIC
ACCESS TO GP SURGERY:
The GP Surgery front door is open to all patients. We ask that patients adhere to the Coronavirus guidance, by keeping a two metre social distance with other patients. We also ask for patients to continue to wear a face covering and to use the hand sanitiser provided.
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE GP SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS
UPON YOUR ARRIVAL:
The Nurse will take your temperature in the waiting area. You will be asked to use the hand gel provided. We have a one way system in place, please enter the building through the front door and exit via the back. For wheelchair access you may exit via the front door.
We are sending as much paperwork as we can electronically; this includes prescriptions, sick notes and referral letters. If any items need to be collected the reception area is open to patients. Please make sure samples are brought into reception and handed to a member of staff.
We ask patients if they can, to sign up to our online services if not done so already. You can then request your medication online. Once actioned, this will then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. For those who do not have a device to access online services, please use the hand sanitiser on the wall and post your prescription into the prescription boxes provided. Please be aware we will still not be taking prescription requests over the phone unless you are self-isolating.
Nursing appointments are continuing as normal, if you need a Nursing appointment then please contact the GP Surgery and state whether you would like a Face to Face appointment or a telephone appointment.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact the GP will be different at the moment. The GP will triage telephone appointments on a day to day basis and will invite patients in to attend the GP surgery when necessary. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
We are open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01933 413888 (Irchester) or 01933 682203 (Summerlee) – our opening hours are 8am - 6.30pm.
For out of hours services, you can call 111 after 6:30pm.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
We ask ALL staff, patients and visitors to wear a face mask or covering at all times when visiting the GP Surgeries.
On behalf of all staff at Irchester Surgery & Summerlee Medical Centre we would like to thank you for your ongoing co-operation.
Last updated: 2nd November 2021
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