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
IMPORTANT- we will be having our phone system upgraded on Thursday 13th July between 12 noon & 3pm. During this time, the phones to the surgery will not work. If you need to speak to a clinician during this time, please call 111.
A Huge Thank you
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Kettle Autojumble Group for their generous donation to the surgery. We will be purchasing a new ECG machine with the funds.
For more information on the'Open The Bag' campaign please click on the link.
As a Carer, Family Member, Friend, Doctor, GP, Health Professional, Employer, Employee, Charity or someone who wants know more... it's for you.
Please watch the short film below to find out how seeing a pharmacist can help take the strain off local NHS services...
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+ Newsletter
CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS...
Please note: we will no longer be offering early appointments on a Monday morning. Extended hours appointments will be held on a Saturday morning ONLY. Nurse appointments will also be available on some Saturdays.
PRIVATE EAR WAX REMOVAL CLINIC AT WICKHAM MARKET MEDICAL CENTRE...
Local award winning hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre have teamed up with Wickham Market Medical Centre to offer a dedicated private service for patients requiring ear syringing.
The clinic at Wickham Market Medical Centre will take place on the third Monday of every month (subject to change).
Please look under 'Our Services' for more details.
Join Dementia Research
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 March 2017 at both Wickham Market & Rendlesham Surgeries, 181 appointments were missed and not cancelled. This equates to 37 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:
13th July 2017
7th September 2017
4th October 2017
16th November 2017
13th December 2017
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.
(Site updated 07/07/2017)