Welcome to Wickham Market Medical Centre Online
Wickham Market Medical Centre is a rural practice based in Wickham Market and also provides a branch surgery service in Rendlesham.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including minor surgery, minor injuries, childhood vaccinations and travel vaccinations.
You will find everything you need to know about our practice plus a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and feedback any comments you may wish to make regarding the web site.
We are pleased to announce that we have retained our Investors in People Accreditation. The Surgery has worked very hard to keep the standard for the award and would like to thanks all the staff for their hard work on the achievement.
For more information on Investors In People please follow the link: Investors in People Webpage
Click here to access the latest ENGAGE newsletter...
Bank Holiday Monday
We will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.
If you require a Doctor on this day you should call NHS 111 and they will direct you to the right service.
For pharmacies that are open during this time please click on the link: http://www.ipswichandeastsuffolkccg.nhs.uk/Portals/1/Content/Local%20services/Local%20Pharmacies/easter-16-rota-suffolk.pdf
Keep Safe in the Sun.
Now the weather has warmed up and we welcome summer, please remember to keep safe and enjoy the weather.
Please click on the link to see below for some tips and hints on keeping safe in the sun:
Suffolk GP+ Appointments
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor’s appointment, or can’t see their GP on a weekday. Please note that Suffolk GP+ appointments can only be booked through your own local GP practice.
More details on this service can be found here:GP+
CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS...
Please note: we will no longer be offering late evening appointments on a Tuesday but will instead have a MONDAY MORNING SURGERY. Prebookable appointments will be available from 7:30am- 8:30am. Please wait outside of the front doors.
NHS Go - New Health App for Young People
NHS Go is the new way to get 24/7 instant access to information that can help you take control of your health.
The App is anonymous, confidential and can be downloaded for iOS and Android or you can take a look online:
All our patients are given a Named GP to help with your care, if you are not sure who your named GP is then please dont hesitate to ask at reception.
However this does not mean that you can only be seen by your named GP, we would like to reassure you that you can still be seen by any member of the practice clinical team of your choice. We are aware that seeing 1 Dr is not always possible or practical. All clinical staff within the practice can access your medical records so continued care can still be administered.
From the beginning of June, the CCG are running a campaign to raise public awareness of the £1M we spend on prescribed paracetamol each year. We do not think this is the best use of the NHS resources and we are keen to gather public momentum to reduce this.
Please click on the below link to see how waste medications affect the NHS every year.
Have you tried our virtual doctor?
Dr Matthew Piccaver may be able to answer some of your questions about coughs, colds, sore throats and the flu. That way, you can manage your symptoms more effectively and can understand when you should book an appointment with your GP.
It is available on your mobile, on your tablet or on your PC so wherever you are when you have a question, that question can be answered.
Ask Dr Matt a question via the website VirtTuri; you'll be surprised by just how much he knows.
Friends and Family
The Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review our service.
It is one simple question:
"How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Your feedback will help us learn more about what you think of your experience - what you like and what you think we could improve. Ultimately, you're helping us to make changes that will ensure we can offer the best possible care.
It is completely anonymous. Please collect a form from your Doctor or Reception.
Please see the following video for more information.
WICKHAM MARKET GOOD NEIGHBOUR SCHEME
ABOUT US: Wickham Market Good Neighbours can help you get back on your feet after a stay in hospital. We’re able to undertake those practical jobs which carers often don’t have the time to do.
We could help with tasks like shopping, meal preparation, clearing up , anything non-medical, to make life a little more comfortable for you. It would be very helpful if you could let us know as soon as possible when you’re likely to need this service, and we can send one of our volunteers to visit you at home to assess your needs.
AGE UK SUFFOLK DEMENTIA ADVISOR
We have a dementia advisor who will be coming to our Wickham Market surgery on the 2nd Tuesday of each month between 14:00 & 16:30
The advisor will be able to give information, advice and guidance to diagnosed patients and their carers. They will also provide ongoing support after the session through occasional follow-up phone calls and home visits when necessary.
Please make an appointment with reception if you would like to see the advisor.
In the month of July 2016 at both Wickham Market & Rendlesham Surgeries, 163 appointments were missed and not cancelled. This equates to 32.13 hours of Wasted Clinician Time. Please remember to cancel your appointment if it is not required.
Please note, the surgery will be closed from 13:00 on the following dates for staff training:
15th September 2016
12th October 2016
17th November 2016
14th December 2016
We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For urgent assistance please contact NHS out of hours service on 111.
Please note: These dates are subject to change.
We are also closed all day on all Bank Holidays.
The Dispensary will be happy to talk to you about this matter.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 23/08/2016)