With effect from Tuesday 9th Dec 2014 the practice will be using a new system which transfers patients' electronic health records directly and securely between GP practices when a patient registers and de-registers. This will improve patient care as GPs will usually have full and detailed medical records available at the first consultation.
SystmOnLine If you are registered to use SystmOnLine to book appointments and/or order medication you will now also be able to see a summary of the information held about you regarding your Sensitivities and Allergies and Medication History. In additional to this if you would like to see other summary information please speak to your GP at the surgery to discuss and arrange thisIf you are not currently registered to use SystmOnLine and would like to be please contact the Reception staff at the surgery.
The Volunteer Transport Scheme - Do you live in one of these villages?
Carers’ co-ordinator Anyone who cares for a relative or friend is recognised and cherished at this surgery. If you are a carer and require further information, advice, support or reassurance please contact reception on 01359 230252.
Library We have an extensive range of leaflets and books for loan – please ask at Reception.
We offer travel vaccinations and information for people travelling abroad. Please contact us as soon as possible after booking your trip abroad. In some instances it can take up to three weeks for our practice nurse to get back to you with the details of what vaccinations are required.
All patients at Ixworth Surgery have an allocated accountable GP who has overall responsibility for your care, if you would like to know who yours is please contact reception on 01359 230252. Please be assured though that you can still continue to see any of the available clinicians and are not limited to seeing your accountable GP.
At Ixworth Surgery we acknowledge that village life remains distinct from that in a town. Our aim is to provide excellent 21st century medical care, whilst retaining the traditional style and personal approach of country doctoring.
Adult Flu Vaccination Clinic
Tuesday 27 October 8.30-12.30 and 2.00-6.00pm No Appointment required - walk-in clinic
People who should have a flu jab
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
are 65 years of age or over
have certain medical conditions
are very overweight
are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker