Medication Supply Issues
We are aware that some patients are experiencing issues with stock levels of their medication at their regular pharmacy. Please be aware that if this is the case we would expect you to contact alternative pharmacies to obtain the medication rather than request an alternative medication on prescription. For some medication there may not be an appropriate alternative and in some cases we made need to contact the hospital to recommend an alternative. If you are unable to obtain the medication from any other local pharmacy then we will be able to investigate whether and alternative medication is available and appropriate for your treatment, please be patient with our staff while we do this. If you would like contact details for local pharmacies you can call dial 111 on your telephone to speak to an NHS advisor or visit www.nhs.uk and use the search tool to look for pharmacies in your area.
If you haven't already had your Flu Vaccination - Its not too late! Please contact the surgery and we can arrange an appointment for this.
We are very sad to say goodbye to Midwife Angela who has been serving the population of Kesgrave for 14 years, she has taken a role on at the hospital so you may still see her as part of your midwifery care. We are very pleased to welcome Jessie Moy as the new Midwife at the Birches.
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The Suffolk Wellbeing Service can offer a range of support to help people cope with stress, anxiety and depression. The service is free of charge to people living in Suffolk and referrals are welcomed from anyone over the age of thirteen. You can visit the website by clicking on this link: https://www.readytochange.org.uk/suffolk/pages/Home.aspx
The practice has an amenity fund which is made up of donations from patients or their relatives. The practice likes to use this money to improve patient services for example a 24 hour blood pressure machine was recently bought using these funds. If anyone has any suggestions, how these funds could be used or you would like to make a donation please contact the Practice Manager.