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FLU VACCINATIONS: DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION! Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (over 65s and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery in November. We are also offering Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations for eligible patients.  Please speak to a member of the reception team or see 'Latest News' for more information.

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Appointments

doc and babyAppointments can be booked in person, over the telephone and via the internet. When you make an appointment please make it clear if you wish to see a particular doctor.

Appointments are routinely booked for 10 minutes.  Please ask if you require longer than that.  It may not be possible to deal with more than one or two issues properly in 10 minutes, so please bear that in mind when making your appointment.

Doctor Appointment

Two doctors are usually available for consultations each day, but this may be reduced during holidays or due to other commitments.

There is a mixture of appointments available for each doctor:

  • half can be booked up to several weeks ahead for reviews and more routine issues
  • and half can be booked on the day for the more urgent problems that need to be dealt with that day.  More same day appointments will be used at times of GP absence

We are committed to providing a good, safe and accessible service.  If all appointments for that day have already been taken, but you feel your problem needs to be assessed that day, please let the receptionist know and you will be advised when to attend.

Please try and help us to make best use of our service by planning ahead when possible.  That will result in more of the same day slots being available for those who do need to be seen that day.

Nurse Appointment

The nurses offer appointments in the morning and evening with their earliest appointments being 8:00am and 15:30pm respectively.  Appointments are routinely booked for 10 minutes.  Please ask if you require a longer appointment.

Thursday afternoon

The surgery is closed from 12.30 each Thursday afternoon. If you have an urgent problem requiring advice or assessment, please ring the surgery number.  The answering service will ask for the on call doctor to ring you back and make appropriate arrangements to help.

 
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