Please see our latest newsletter regarding this year’s campaign.
Please be aware that with the easing of lock-down, from Monday 27th July, deliveries to patients over 60 will stop unless you are a shielding patient.
We are very grateful to the team of volunteers who worked hard for us over the last 3 months in delivering to our patients – thank you.
As we continue to maintain services for our patients we would like to update you on some guidance for patients wishing to visit the surgery and those requiring medication.
If you are attending the surgery for an appointment you should wear a face covering such as a scarf or mask similar to what is expected of patients in hospitals. Please stay in your car on arrival and ring us, and we will come out to collect you.
Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice if you have symptoms associated with Coronavirus including a new continuous cough, a high temperature or change in taste or smell – or if you have been abroad recently. In these cases you are advised to stay at home and access the latest advice on https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If your symptoms are serious or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service which will tell you what action you need to take. Visit www.nhs.uk
Only call NHS 111 if you cannot go online or are advised to do so by the online service.
For all emergency appointments please call before 10:30 am
Repeat Prescribing – please allow 4 days from when we have printed your prescription.
Please order your medicines using online services wherever possible and order your repeat when you have 7-10 days’ supply of medicines left. Medication requests will not be taken over the phone for safety reasons.
eConsult is our new online consulting service. Click the link on our website and use it to request advice and treatment online, and get self-help for hundreds of common conditions.
As part of the national response to COVID-19, antibody testing is now available in Bunbury Medical Practice for staff and some patients. Patients who are already having blood taken as part of other tests (either in hospital or in their GP practice) may be asked whether they would like an antibody test. The test is completely voluntary. It’s important to note that this is not a test for immunity, there is no strong evidence yet to suggest that those who have had the virus develop long-lasting immunity which would prevent them from getting the virus again. Antibody testing at this stage is useful primarily to improve our understanding about the spread of the virus. For the latest information about the antibody tests, please go to:
CORONAVIRUS AND YOUR WELLBEING
Click here for advice.
SilverCloud is an online self-referral option that will enable you to access a programme full of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques for anxiety and depression. It allows people to complete therapy in their own time, at a time and pace that suits them, whilst having regular weekly or fortnightly online reviews with a qualified mental health practitioner.
There has been a medical practice in Bunbury for over 100 years. In March 2007 we moved to the present, purpose built building in Vicarage Lane. Since moving into our new premises we have increased many services to our patients and have also increased our staff team. The practice provides excellent medical services to our patients in a rural community centred around Bunbury and outlying villages. We currently have just over 5000 patients, and dispense medication to about 4000 patients.
We are open from 8.00 am – 6.30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays). To see a doctor or nurse please telephone us or come into the surgery to book an appointment.
This is a service for patients who find it difficult to attend surgery during normal hours. The service is available in various centres around the area and between them they are open from Monday to Friday 6.30pm – 9.30pm evenings and Saturday and Sunday 9am – 6pm. Appointments may be made by phoning 0300 123 7743 option 3 between the hours of 8am and 8pm.
Please do not use this service instead of the surgery or the new 111 service. Accident and Emergency should only be used in a critical or life threatening situation. There are A&E departments at the Countess of Chester and MCHT Leighton hospitals. Click the links for more information.
If you are unable to decide which service would be most suitable for your problem, the West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group website page Choose Well is a source of further information and advice. Click the link to access the page.
Please follow this link to view our web page on NHS Choices