There are two surgeries on the peninsula, one in Shotley and one in Holbrook.
Each surgery has a Dispensary which will issue prescribed drugs to eligible patients (if you live within one mile of an independent Pharmacy we are not permitted to dispense to you).
Each surgery is a well equipped, purpose designed building and is conveniently situated in the centre of its village on bus routes.
Wheelchair access, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are provided at both premises. In addition to the main surgeries, there is a surgery held at the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, for pupils only.
NEWS FROM THE PRACTICE
Training Days - The next training afternoon will be on Thursday 20 June when the surgery will be shut from 1 pm. Reception and Dispensary will remain open (for usual opening hours) so you can contineu to make appointments or collect medication. If you need medical advice or treatment on these days, please ring 111. In an emergency, dial 999. Calls are free and will be transferred to the surgery providing cover.
Further training days
2019: Thurs 18 July, Weds 11 September, Thurs 10 October, Weds 6 November, Weds 11 December
2020: Thurs 6 February, Weds 4 March
Flu Days - The way the flu vaccination clinics are run will be different this year due to a change in vaccinations and a very late, and spread out, delivery schedule. There will be one vaccine for eligible patients under 65 (those with certain long-term conditions such as asthma and diabetes) and a different vaccination for those aged 65 and over, called Fluad, There is only one national supplier for the Flu vaccination, which means that our delivery dates have been staggered from the end of September to the end of November. This is a national issue and a strict timetable has had to be set accordingly. Please see the surgery for dates of the flu clinics.
Fidget Quilts - More than 225 fidget quilts to the dementia unit at Ipswich Hospital as well as Suffolk Family Carers. They are also being used in A&E to calm patients with many varfied diagnoses whilst waiting so if anyone can spare time to make these, please ask in practice for details.
Community Connector Scheme has received further funding and has extended to include new venues. If you know of a neighbour who needs help or you would like to talk to comeone yourself, please visit the bus on a Tuyesday or Wednesday
Welcome to the Holbrook and Shotley Practice
The following doctors practice at the Holbrook and Shotley surgeries
Dr Jane Midforth - BMedSci, BM, BS, 1983(Eng) DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP
OUT OF HOURS CONTACT NO: 111
DISPENSARY HOURS for the collection of prescriptions and medicines (closed for lunch from 13.00 to 14.00)
Please note: If a drug has been specially ordered for you, it may not arrive until 8.30am.
When We Are Closed
For emergencies on weekday nights (after 18:30), weekends and bank holidays please telephone 111
Calls to this number are free from both landlines and mobile phones.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Updated June 2019