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Urine Samples (16/11/2021)
In order to keep our patients (and staff) safe and to keep within national guidelines, we can no longer accept urine samples without an accompanying appointment. Therefore please don’t drop off a urine sample without having made an appointment to see one of our GPs or nurses first.
Urine samples also need to be in the correct container which reception will be happy to give you. This way we know the bottle is clinically clean and has a good screw top which won’t leak!
Flu Clinic Update (2/11/2021)
Just to clarify where we are with our flu vaccines as we appreciate that it's a little complicated at the moment. Flu deliveries continue to be restricted and this is completely beyond our control.
OVER 65's: Are being being contacted to be booked in for the clinics we currently have scheduled and where possible we are trying to book these in age order.
UNDER 65's At Risk: These are people with certain medical conditions that are entitled to a flu vaccine each year. We are currently contacting these patients to book them in for the clinics we currently have scheduled.
OVER 50's Not At Risk: These will be contacted once we have confirmation of when we will receive the vaccines for this age group.
CHILDREN: 2 to 3 years of age can be booked in.
SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN: These are being vaccinated at the school they attend, unless there is a medical reason that means they must be vaccinated at the surgery.
We appreciate that things are difficult at the moment, but this is the strict order in which we have to prioritise our vaccines.
Flu Vaccines (Updated 19/10/21)
We are aware that NHS England have sent a text message reminding people to book their flu vaccines.
Please note that you do not need to phone us as we will phone you once we have confirmation of clinic dates.
Thank you for your understanding as we have no influence or control as to when NHS England send these texts or letters
Gifts for Dr Tucker
Our patients were very generous with gifts and donations to thank Dr Tucker for all his work over the last 10 years. Alongside the very well received bottles of wine and spirits, any cash gifts were turned into Garden vouchers, Amazon gift cards and Record tokens at Dr T’s request. He has great plans for how to spend all of these.
Amongst the many gifts from the staff at the surgery was a deckchair and some surfing lessons, so that he can fully embrace the Cornish life.
Thank you message from Dr Barry Tucker
'I wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for the beautiful messages and gifts I received on my retirement. I feel honoured to have been a doctor at Cropredy Surgery for 10 years. I have been made very welcome in the community and I have enjoyed meeting you all. We have shared good and bad times and have had some laughs along the way.
I have been so lucky to work with the amazing team of people at the surgery. I do not plan to work in medicine any further as I move on. I'm sure nowhere would come up to Cropredy standards as somewhere to work.
My wife and I are making our new lives in Cornwall now as many of you know. We both will leave this area with very fond memories of our times in Cropredy. You will not be forgotten.
I feel confident that our two new partners at Cropredy will lead the practice well and the good name of our local family surgery will continue.
I wish you all the very best for the future'. Barry Tucker
Update (6.9.21) Flu Jab Delay
You may have read in the newspapers over the weekend, Seqirus, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of seasonal flu vaccines, has said the delay of up to two weeks is due to a shortage of HGV drivers.
At Cropredy Surgery we are continuing to plan our Flu Clinics for October but cannot confirm specific dates until nearer the time.
The clinics are likely to be held on a Saturday and we will be contacting patients directly, closer to the dates to let you know when you will receive your Flu Vaccine.
Please do not contact the Reception Team regarding the Flu Vaccine Clinics so that we can keep the phone lines clear for all other queries.
Update (31.8.21) - National Blood Bottle Shortage
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one, but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
We will inform you of any further updates we receive.
PLEASE NOTE: Blood tests alredy booked will still take place. Please do not phone reception to query.
See latest information on COVID-19 vaccinations here
If you wish to send in a photograph to the surgery, please call the surgery first and we will arrange to send you a link to your mobile in order for you to send the photograph directly to your medical notes.
Cropredy Surgery aims to provide the highest quality, holistic, patient-centred healthcare delivered with respect, compassion and understanding.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.
It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team is here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.
The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription, cancel an appointment or view your electronic records.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Access & Parking
Cropredy Surgery is a semi-rural, dispensing practice housed in a building constructed in 2001 with suitable disabled facilities.
We have plenty of car parking around the surgery.
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(Site updated 23/11/2021)