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Goodrest News                                                     Spring 2019



Our procedure for booking emergency appointments has changed from 1st March 2019.  We had many complaints from patients who were unable to get to the surgery to book their appointments due to work commitments, young children at home, or the elderly and by the time they got through on the phone line all appointments were gone.

Therefore, to create a level playing field it was decided that emergency appointments can only be booked via the telephone, making it equal for everyone. 


Patient Group Meeting


Our next patient group meeting is planned for:

Monday, 1st April 2019 at 6 pm, in the waiting room.


All patients welcome.




Home Visits

Increasingly, the request for home visits are coming into the surgery later in the day.  This makes it difficult for the doctors to plan.  They have morning and afternoon surgeries and do their home visiting during the gap.  Therefore, home visit requests must come into the surgery before 11 am.  We have produced a leaflet concerning home visits and who is most appropriate to receive them, etc.  Please ask at reception if you would like a copy.  This has also been put on our website under home visits.  Follow the link.

Repeat Prescription Requests

Please allow three working days for your repeat prescription to be processed.  We cannot guarantee you will receive your prescription earlier, if you have not allowed for this.

Sick Notes

It will take 7 days for a sick note to be processed.  Sick notes can be backdated by the Dr.  Please complete the form given to you, ensuring that your personal details are complete.

Shingles Vaccine

We will be contacting those patients who are entitled to a shingles vaccine but have not yet received one.  If you are aged between 70 and 79 and would like to be protected against shingles, please make an appointment to see our nurse.


ACWY Vaccination

If you were born between 1st September 1994 and 31st August 1999 and have not received this vaccination, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the nurse.


Easter Closing


We will be closed on:


Friday, 19th April

Monday, 22nd April


Monday, 6th May

Monday, 27th May

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