SNAPE BRIDGE ROAD CLOSURE
We have been informed that Snape Bridge B1069 will be closed due to roadwork from 19.10.20 until 6.11.20 and there will be a diversion in place.
If you are have an appointment at Aldeburgh or Orford sites or are attending the flu clinic at Aldeburgh or Orford please factor this into you travel time.
For more information and diversion route map please click on this link.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING BLOOD TESTS
Problems with an NHS supplier, Roche, has led to a temporary shortage in some of the chemicals we use to process blood test results. This is a national problem and Roche is working hard to resolve this.
We are doing everything we can to reduce the impact on our patients, but unfortunately, this is making it difficult to complete some blood tests at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT).
Temporarily, we are continuing to prioritise clinically urgent tests, but this this means that if you are having a regular blood test it may be delayed. We are very sorry about this.
We have the following advice for our patients:
- If you have been told your blood test is urgent, please attend your booked appointment without delay.
- If you have been told your blood test is not urgent, please try and re-book in around two weeks’ time.
- If you are not sure whether your test is urgent or not, please get in touch with the GP or consultant who asked you to have the test.
We appreciate this is frustrating for patients and we’re grateful for everyone’s patience while we work hard to resolve this issue. We will keep everyone updated.
If you have received the following text from The Peninsula Practice it was not a scam. It is a directive from NHS England.
Your medical records show that your ethnicity is not recorded. Could you please email the surgery using firstname.lastname@example.org with your ethnicity so we can complete your records.
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS 2020
We are holding three flu vaccinations clinics in October.
The clinics will be open from 09.00 until 18.00.
Who is eligible for a Flu Vaccination?
- Anybody over the age of 65 years old is eligible, and will not receive a letter from the Surgery.
- Anybody with a pre-existing health condition who has received a letter from the Surgery.
Flu Vaccination Clinic Dates and Venues:
12.10.20 Hollesley Village Hall
22.10.20 Aldeburgh Community Centre
27.10.20 Orford Town Hall
Wherever you live you can attend a clinic at a venue of your choosing.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE PRE-BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS. WE CAN ACCEPT NO WALK INS ON THE DAY. PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT 01394 411641 OR BOOK VIA THE WEBSITE www.thepeninsulapractice.co.uk
If you attend the surgery please wear a face covering.
FOR UPTODATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PENINSULA PRACTICE AND CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PLEASE VIST OUR DEDICATED CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATE PAGE
Welcome to The Peninsula Practice
We are here to help keep you in good health. The practice covers an area known as ‘The Peninsula’ with the addition of Aldeburgh, which stretches from the River Deben in the south to the north of Aldeburgh town. This is a large rural area which inevitably affects the way we work. We are determined to provide an exceptional service where getting appointments, establishing diagnoses, treating promptly and with personal care are priorities for all of us.
The Peninsula Practice has purpose-built surgery buildings at Alderton, Aldeburgh and Orford, all with full disabled access. Alderton and Orford surgeries both have fully operational dispensaries. In addition there is a branch surgery at Hollesley Village Hall on a weekly basis, when you can collect your repeat medications.
The practice as a whole is open every weekday from 8.00am-6.30pm at different sites.
Because of the large practice area, it may be necessary in some situations, to travel a little further to another branch of the surgery within the practice in order to be seen sooner. Whilst you may live close to a particular surgery/branch, you are considered a patient of The Peninsula Practice and as such are welcome at all sites.
We welcome new patients so if you live in the area please get in touch.
When The Surgery is Closed
IN THE INSTANCE OF A LIFE THREATENING CONDITION i.e. A POSSIBLE HEART ATTACK, SEVERE DIFFICULTY BREATHING, A STROKE, OR A SERIOUS ACCIDENT PLEASE DIAL 999 AND REQUEST AN AMBULANCE.
Please call NHS Out Of Hours service on 111
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS111 to speak to a triage nurse.
If you contact NHS 111 you may be given telephone advice, or offered a consultation at the primary care centre or if genuinely unable to travel a visit at home.
How Are We Doing?
NHS Friends and Family
Healthwatch Suffolk continues to listen to people’s feedback on all Health and Care services in the County. You can go to their feedback centre to share your experiences, both positive and anything you think you could have made it better.
Please click on this link to find out more.