Dear Brookside Surgery Community,
Amidst another national lockdown, we hope this update finds you well.
Firstly, Brookside are excited to have a new doctor join the team. Dr Josie Cassell joined the practice in early January. Dr Cassell was a Registrar at the practice in 2019 and we are delighted to have bolstered our medical team with a very capable pair of hands.
Brookside Surgery remains OPEN for your health needs. Presently, the practice is also involved in delivering the ambitious and unrivalled Coronavirus vaccination programme and as such, routine appointments may take a little longer than normal. Urgent care will always be provided and we have support from a Paramedic visiting service and other healthcare professionals to ensure our rural patient's needs are met.
We are proud to say all our over 80's, majority of housebound and those in a care home have been offered or had a Coronavirus vaccination. This week we will start inviting those over 75 years. WE WILL BE CONTACTING YOU. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SURGERY. The vaccination programme continues to take place at Locke House in Rugby and will continue for the foreseeable future. Rugby needs a central hub for logistical and storage reasons, and this is the rationale for this.
We hope this provides and update and we endeavour to keep our patient population informed. Thank you for your patience and understanding particularly with the reception team at this pivotal moment in the fight against Coronavirus.
The Brookside Surgery team
Updated 18th January 2021
DISPENSARY OPENING HOURS
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
2.00 – 6.00 pm
9.00 am – 1.00 pm
PLEASE ALLOW 3 WORKING DAYS BEFORE COLLECTING REPEAT MEDICATION
ONLY PATIENTS WITH A CONFIRMED APPOINTMENT SHOULD ENTER THE BUILDING.
Our phonelines (02476 542525) remain open during normal hours (Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00 -6.30pm and Thursday 8.30am -1.00pm) if you need medical advice
- '3 before GP!' - Before booking a GP appointment can you 1. Self Care? 2. Use trusted online services like www.nhs.uk for advice? 3. Get advice from a pharmacist - they are highly skilled professionals who can offer valuable advice. For other useful information that ties in with 'Self Care Week' visit www.bma.org.uk/about-us/patient-information/self-care
Extended Hourse Service - We are pleased to be able to offer routine GP appointments between 6.30 – 9.30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening. This service is staffed by GPs from the Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance (CRGPA) Extended Access Team and can be booked through calling the surgery on 024 7654 2525.
- Patient Reference Group - We have an active patient group and the group welcomes all patients.
Cervical Screening Awareness Campaign - Smear tests can stop cancer before it starts - don't forget to book in with Reception if you are due. If you are nervous or have some questions our Nurse will be happy to talk to you or you can have a look at https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/cervical-screening for more information.
Our practice now offers a wide range of services through our website, such as ordering repeat prescriptions and booking/cancelling appointments. Register to gain access.