Gold Street Surgery, Gold Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1EJ
Tel: 01799 525325 - Fax: 01799 524042
Branch surgery at:
School Street Surgery, School Street, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1NN
Tel: 01799 530950
Drs Iqbal and Brown
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - see "How to register with the surgery"
IMPORTANT - ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION
All patients are reminded that, for safety reasons, a minimum of THREE WORKING DAYS (72 hours - not including weekends) is required for ALL orders of repeat medication. This ensures doctors and staff have adequate time to check the medication is right for you and is being safely used and prescribed. Also for safety reasons, we cannot accept medication orders by telephone. Please either fill in the order form on your prescription, fill in a form at the surgery or order online.
BEAT THE FLU!
Don't be caught out by the flu this winter! There are warnings in the press that this winter may see a massive rise in the number of cases of flu in the UK, following a big rise in cases in Australia and New Zealand. Gold Street Surgery is inviting all potentially vulnerable patients to have a free flu jab. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain long-term medical conditions
- 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
For people "at risk" flu can be much more than just a "bad cold". It can cause severe illness and even death among vulnerable groups including older people, pregnant women and people with a serious underlying health condition. Certain people are also more likely to develop potentially serious complications of flu, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. These people are advised to have a flu jab each year.
For otherwise healthy people, flu can still be very unpleasant, although most people will recover within a week or two. Please ring the surgery on 01799 525325 to book an appointment. If you are seeing your GP about something else, they can also give you your flu jab while you're there (please mention it at the start of your appointment!).
The flu vaccine is also free on the NHS for:
- children over the age of six months with a long-term health condition
- children aged two and three on 31 August 2017 – that is, born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2015
- children in reception class and school years one, two, three and four
Gold Street Surgery Opening Times:
||7.00am – 6.30pm
|Tuesday - Friday
||8.00am – 6.30pm
There are also a limited number of pre-bookable telephone consultation slots between 6.30pm and 7.00pm Tuesday to Friday. Please ask the receptionist.
If you need to speak to a GP urgently when the surgery is closed, or need advice on any medical problem, please phone NHS 111 (free from landline and mobile) for our out-of-hours doctors service. If you are experiencing severe chest pain, bleeding heavily or think you may have broken bones, please ring 999 or go to your nearest Accident and Emergency Unit. Please phone NHS 111 if you need medical advice while the surgery is closed.
Click here for School Street Surgery opening hours.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH GOLD STREET AND SCHOOL STREET SURGERIES WILL BE CLOSED FOR ESSENTIAL GP AND STAFF TRAINING ON THE AFTERNOON OF THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22. If you need to contact a doctor urgently while the surgery is closed, please dial 111 (free from mobile or landline) for assistance.
Evening and Weekend Appointments available
Patients can see a GP, nurse or healthcare assistant for routine appointments in the evenings and over the weekends. Please ask a receptionist to book an appointment for you at a time that suits your needs.
To find out more go to www.weekendgpservice.net
PARKING AT GOLD STREET SURGERY
There is very limited parking at Gold Street Surgery, which is reserved for patients with mobility difficulties (while attending the surgery), doctors and surgery staff only. Access is also required at all times for Ambulances and urgent healthcare deliveries. Please help us by using the 285 space public car park next door off Fairycroft Road (Waitrose) instead. Patients and visitors to the surgery are reminded to take extra care at all times as there may be moving vehicles outside the surgery. There is no public right of way through the surgery site.
Please note that parking at Gold Street is entirely at the driver's risk. The surgery can accept no liability for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents parked at Gold Street Surgery, however caused. Persons choosing to park at the surgery will be deemed to have accepted this. The Car Park is not open to the public outside surgery hours and there is no right of way through the surgery grounds. PLEASE TAKE EXTRA CARE IN ICY OR SNOWY CONDITIONS AS THE CAR PARK AND PATHS MAY BE SLIPPERY.
The people caring for you need access to your health and care record in order to make the best decisions about your diagnosis and treatment. For this to happen more quickly and to improve the care you receive, a new process has been put in place. With your permission, My Care Record will provide health and care professionals directly involved in your care, access to the most up-to-date information about you. To find out more please go to www.mycarerecord.org.uk
Gold Street Surgery encourages patients to allow them to share this information securely with other health care organisations. Access is always on a "need to know" basis only. If you have previously opted out of sharing care information, you need to give us explicit permission to share information to My Care Record. Please see the more detailed section on this website for our "fair processing notice".
To find out more please go to www.mycarerecord.org.uk
APPOINTMENTS AND REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - DO IT ONLINE!
You can book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online. You can also see parts of your medical record. Before you can use this service please contact reception as you'll need a username and password. To ensure your security, we will need to see photo ID or similar proof of identity before we can set up access. Once you're connected, you can download a free app (Patient Access) from the Apple App Store or Google Play so you can book or order from your phone or tablet wherever you can access the internet. Click below to learn more
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NHS staff should be able to come to work without fear of violence, abuse or harassment from patients or their relatives. In most cases, patients and their relatives are appreciative towards those who treat them but a minority of people are still abusive or violent towards staff. The NHS is committed to dealing with this problem and has a ‘zero tolerance’ attitude towards violence or aggressive behaviour. Gold Street Surgery unequivocally supports this policy. Offenders will usually be warned not to repeat their behaviour, but the surgery reserves the right to remove from its list without further warning repeat offenders or those who are physically or verbally violent towards staff, or who behave in a discriminatory manner..