The Dispensary will be closed on Friday 3rd December from 3pm due to staff sickness. The dispensary will remain open between 1-2pm and you are still able to order your repeat prescriptions via online and the phone as normal.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
COVID BOOSTER VACCINATIONS
Local people no longer have to wait to receive an invitation from the NHS to have their COVID-19 booster vaccination.
Now, anyone in an eligible group who had their 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago, which is Easter-time/mid-April or before, can go to a walk-in, no-appointment clinic for a booster vaccination, book via the national NHS website or call 119.
Previously, people had to wait to receive a letter or text from the NHS saying they were eligible.
The number of locations where people can have their booster vaccination has also been increased, including many local pharmacies now offering booked appointments, in addition to around 60 walk-in clinics which are taking place locally over the coming weeks – full details at www.sneevaccine.org.uk
IMPORTANT DISPENSARY INFORMATION
As from Monday 1st November our Dispensary phone line opening hours will be changing.
To order repeat prescriptions please call between:
9:00 -12:00 & 14.00-16.00.
Prescriptions can also be ordered online or by posting your repeat prescriptions slip in the box in the main entrance.
REYNARD SURGERY FLU CLINICS:
Our Flu Clinics will take place on Saturday 16th October and Saturday 30th October 2021.
Saturday 16.10.21 – Over 65’s ONLY.
Saturday 30.10.21 – Under 65’s (aged 50 – 64) and under 50's at risk.
Please call reception on 01638 552211 to book yours!
PRESS RELEASE FORM THE REYNARD SURGERY
The Reynard Surgery has concluded its patient engagement with the decision to consolidate all its services under one roof at the surgery, and not seek to provide a satellite service from the Mildenhall Hub.
PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING
From 12:30 to 18:30 on Thursday 16th September, we will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes.
Emergency cover will be provided, please telephone 111 to access these services:
• Telephone triage
• Face-to-face appointments at Drovers House in Bury St Edmunds or Unity Healthcare (Greenfields Way), Haverhill.
Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.
Thank you for your understanding.
WE NEED YOU!!
JOIN OUR PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)
We believe that the provision of good healthcare depends on cooperation between the provider (us!) and service user (our valued patients), and we are expanding our Patient Participation Group. Your opinion matters, and you can make a positive contribution to the services we provide. If you are interested in joining our PPG, please contact the Surgery and leave a message for Jade or Judith.
Even if you do not wish to join a formal group, we are always interested in hearing your opinions and ideas about how we can improve our service to you.
Speak to our reception staff today for more information.
It is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting The Reynard Surgery to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.
As from Monday 19th July will be following Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines. All staff, patients and visitors to the practice will be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when entering the surgery.
Face coverings will remain in place for staff, patients and visitors at the surgery so that the most vulnerable people can continue to be safe when they attend the practice.
SUFFOLK ON BOARD TRAVEL VOUCHERS
We recognise that there are a number of people who can't access the benefits of free travel on conventional bus services like other residents who qualify for and use a bus pass do.
This could either be for reasons of severe disability or the fact that due to their location, such services are unavailable to them.
The council therefore offers a benefit to those persons in the form of travel vouchers that can be used towards the use of community transport, taxis or private hire vehicles.
The value of the vouchers issued is £100 per annum.
NHS DIGITAL OPT OUT
The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by clicking on "Your Health" in the NHS App, and selecting "Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning".
To set your data opt out choice - please use this link
THANK YOU FROM THE WEST SUFFOLK ALLIANCE
The video is a short 3 minute film which showcases some amazing work done by communities and volunteers and others in the pandemic, and says thank you from the West Suffolk Alliance. Please feel free to share it widely.
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