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
GP & Staff Training Afternoons - The next training afternoon will be as detailed below when the Practice will be open for patients to come in to collect/drop off prescriptions and book appointments or make enquiries at reception at reception. However, there will be clinical staff on site and our telephone lines will be switched over to the out of hours' service. If you need medical advice or treatment on these days, please ring 111 - calls are free and will be transferred to the surgery providing cover.. In an emergency, dial 999.
2019: Thurs 10 October, Weds 6 November, Weds 11 December
2020: Thurs 6 February, Weds 4 March
Flu Days - The surgery has been notified that vaccines have been delayed again this year and tentative dates have now been set for flue days. Due to the staggered delivery dates from the suppliers, these are:
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 - retiring at the end of September 2019
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