Gold Street Main Surgery
Great Chesterford Branch Surgery
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, Brown and Boyce
WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - see "How to register with the surgery"
PLEASE UPDATE YOUR MOBILE NUMBER!
Gold Street Surgery has installed a new, improved text appointment reminder and information service. This will enable the surgery to send you reminders and invitations for health reviews and promotions as well as reminders for any appointments you've booked. To make the best use of this, it is important that we have your up-to-date mobile phone details and your consent. If you've changed your mobile phone number please let us know as soon as possible. If you would like to opt out of receiving text messages for any reason, please let us know.
IMPORTANT - ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION
All patients are reminded that, for safety reasons, a minimum of THREE WORKING DAYS (72 hours - not including weekends or public holidays) 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. Please order early for Christmas and New Year.
YOUR MEDICATION AND A "NO-DEAL BREXIT"
The Government, the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry have been working together behind the scenes to safeguard supplies of essential medication in the event of the UK leaving the European Union on March 29 without an agreement on customs and trade.
Gold Street Surgery has received assurances from our pharmaceutical wholesalers and the NHS to "reassure patients that they should not store additional medicines at home as the Government is working with industry to ensure a continued supply of medicines from the moment we leave the EU".
We are therefore asking patients not to order extra medication or to try and stockpile medicines at home. Indeed, ordering extra medication may create the very shortages suppliers and the NHS are trying to prevent! Please help us to maintain supplies by only ordering what you actually need, when you need it! Doctors have also been asked NOT to provide longer prescriptions than normal.
Gold Street Surgery Opening Times:
||7.00am – 6.30pm
|Tuesday - Friday
||8.00am – 6.30pm
We regret there will be no walk-in phlebotomy service on Tuesdays in March. If you need a blood test on those days, please contact the surgery for an appointment. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Extended Hours: We offer pre-bookable appointments between 7.00 am and 8.00 every Monday (excluding public holidays). There are normally GP, Nurse and Healthcare Assistant apppointments available. There are also a limited number of pre-bookable telephone consultation slots with a GP 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, are 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 Gold Street and School Street Surgeries will be closed for essential GP and staff training from 1.00 pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday April 2 2019
- Tuesday June 4 2019
- Tuesday July 9 2019
- Wednesday September 18 2019
- Tuesday November 5 2019
We apologise for any inconvenience. If you need to contact a doctor urgently at any time when the surgery is closed, please phone 111 (free call from both landlines and mobiles) for advice. The same number will enable you to contact our "out of hours" service through the 111 call handlers.
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 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 - this includes spaces for drivers with limited mobilty immediately adjacent to the surgery access. All patients and visitors to the surgery are reminded to take extra care at all times as there may be moving vehicles immediately outside the surgery. There is no public right of way through the surgery site.
Please note that parking at Gold Street and School 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 and School Street surgeries, however caused. Persons choosing to park at the surgeries will be deemed to have accepted this. The Car Parks are 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 PARKS 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.