Additional appointments available at this practice - 12/02/2018 17:11

Additional appointments available at this practice

We are making even more appointments available for patients at this practice. Additional appointments can be booked between the end of January to the end of March 2018. This is because we know that there are times you want to be able to see a GP at short notice. We also know that over winter lots of people have seasonal illnesses which require more than a pharmacy but don’t need emergency treatment.

The extra appointments are bookable by our GP’s when they call you back after you have booked a telephone call.

If you haven’t yet signed up for GP Online services simply call into the practice and ask about it or go to our online registration page here https://yaxleygp.secure-gpsite.nhs.uk/online-application
We’ll need some proof of ID and we can sign you up there and then. GP Online Services makes it easy to book appointments online and request repeat prescriptions. Find out more about this on www.nhs.uk/GPonlineservices

If you are not able to attend an appointment you have booked, for whatever reason, please let us know. We can then offer that appointment to someone else who needs it.

Alternatively, there are a wide range of other local NHS services available, including:

• NHS 111
NHS 111 can help residents if they need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, NHS 111 connects patients to a team of fully trained call advisers who are supported by experienced nurses, paramedics, and GPs.
They will ask questions to assess the symptoms, and give healthcare advice or direct the caller to a local NHS service. If necessary, they can also call an ambulance or direct people straight to A&E. Calls to NHS 111 are free from a landline or mobile phone.

• GP out-of-hours service (OOH)
You can access the GP out-of-hours service by calling NHS 111. The NHS 111 team will assess your condition over the phone and if they think you need to be seen by a health professional, they will refer you to the OOH GP service.

• Self-care
Many minor illnesses can be treated at home with basic medicines that are available from your local pharmacy. Stocking up on essential medicines can help you avoid a trip to the GP or even A&E. Medicine cabinet essentials include:

• painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol, and ibuprofen
• anti-diarrhoea tablets and rehydration powders
• indigestion treatment
• bandages and plasters
• antiseptic cream or spray
• first aid kit

• Pharmacies
Local pharmacies can offer expert advice and treatment for a wide range of common conditions and minor injuries. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches and pains, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception, and non-prescription medication. General opening times for pharmacies can be found at www.nhs.uk

• Minor Illness and Injury Units
There are a number of Minor Illness and Injury Units (MIIU) across the county that can treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. No appointment is needed.

Peterborough MIIU
Monday – Sunday: 8am-8pm
Bank holidays: open 8am-8pm