Category Archives: The Practice

Practice List — temporary closure

I have written previously about the pressures of our ever-increasing list – sadly the time has come when we have reached capacity for our present premises as such we have reluctantly taken the extreme measure of temporarily closing our list. When I last wrote about our concern our list size was just under 9000 patients.… Read More »

Flu jabs

It is that time of year when we start plugging your flu jabs. Usually I remind everyone just how bad the flu can be and rattle off figures about the Spanish flu which struck the world a century ago and killed far more people than the whole of the first world war and most of… Read More »

Escape Pain

I have mentioned our efforts to help patients with chronic pain come off opiates. The problem lies in the fact that a few years ago the medical profession was of the opinion that morphine and its derivatives were really good for managing pain provided that you got the dose right – the simple message was… Read More »

USS Machine

A little while ago we launched an appeal for a new ultrasound scanning machine. Our old machine had finally come to the ends of its useful life and we needed to raise £5,000 for a new scanner. In the end, we actually raised £7,000, which meant we were able to purchase a higher quality machine.… Read More »


I’m sure you will all now be aware that we are no longer able to accept prescription requests over the phone. I know that many of you have signed up for internet access to our website where due to the wonders of modern technology you can access your medical records—well a part of your records,… Read More »


I have already mentioned the changes to the prescribing system over the last couple of months. In essence, we will no longer be accepting telephone requests in the new year – this is purely and simply because a number of errors have occurred when taking these requests – thankfully no one has been harmed as… Read More »

Echo Letter

Regular readers know that certain media outlets will not be on my Christmas card list. I should have asked Santa to visit various unfortunate events on the proprietors of the Daily Mail but that might have been pushing my wishlist a little far. Alas our local paper has fared little better this year, naming and… Read More »