National Lockdown Thursday 5th November 2020
Practice Update National Lockdown
The National Lockdown comes into effect from Thursday 5thNovember and as The Peninsula Practice is already taking all necessary safeguards to protect staff and patients, we will not change or update our current precautions further.
This may change at short notice due to staffing levels or further directives and we will inform patients regarding any adjustments with practice updates via our website & Facebook page.
Please order your repeat prescription on time and not earlier. We cannot issue more than 1 months supply of medication, as this will adversely impact on our stock.
If you do have an appointment at the surgery please arrive promptly and not before your allotted time.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing patience and support.
ADDITIONAL FLU CLINIC
- Saturday 12th December Alderton Surgery 08.30 -17.00
This clinic is for PRE BOOKABLE APPOINTMENTS ONLY; unfortunately we cannot accept walk-ins on the day.
Please contact the surgery to book your appointment 01394 411641
Who is currently eligible for a Flu Vaccination?
• Anybody over the age of 65 years old.
• Anybody with a pre-existing health condition who has received a letter from the surgery.
Please remember to wear a face covering when you attend the clinic.
FOR UPTODATE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PENINSULA PRACTICE AND CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PLEASE VIST OUR DEDICATED CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 PRACTICE UPDATE PAGE
Welcome to The Peninsula Practice
We are here to help keep you in good health. The practice covers an area known as ‘The Peninsula’ with the addition of Aldeburgh, which stretches from the River Deben in the south to the north of Aldeburgh town. This is a large rural area which inevitably affects the way we work. We are determined to provide an exceptional service where getting appointments, establishing diagnoses, treating promptly and with personal care are priorities for all of us.
The Peninsula Practice has purpose-built surgery buildings at Alderton, Aldeburgh and Orford, all with full disabled access. Alderton and Orford surgeries both have fully operational dispensaries. In addition there is a branch surgery at Hollesley Village Hall on a weekly basis, when you can collect your repeat medications.
The practice as a whole is open every weekday from 8.00am-6.30pm at different sites.
Because of the large practice area, it may be necessary in some situations, to travel a little further to another branch of the surgery within the practice in order to be seen sooner. Whilst you may live close to a particular surgery/branch, you are considered a patient of The Peninsula Practice and as such are welcome at all sites.
We welcome new patients so if you live in the area please get in touch.
When The Surgery is Closed
IN THE INSTANCE OF A LIFE THREATENING CONDITION i.e. A POSSIBLE HEART ATTACK, SEVERE DIFFICULTY BREATHING, A STROKE, OR A SERIOUS ACCIDENT PLEASE DIAL 999 AND REQUEST AN AMBULANCE.
Please call NHS Out Of Hours service on 111
In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS111 to speak to a triage nurse.
If you contact NHS 111 you may be given telephone advice, or offered a consultation at the primary care centre or if genuinely unable to travel a visit at home.