COVID BOOSTER UPDATE
We are delighted to share with our patients, as of today we have been approved as a PCN vaccination site for the next stage of the Covid Vaccination Program: Phase 3.
We are now organising clinics and will update you with these details as soon as we have them available.
Please keep checking our website and facebook page for more details.
FLU VACCINATIONS 2021
The press has said that some surgeries flu vaccine delivery will be delayed. The Peninsula Practice delivery has not been affected and will NOT need to cancel any clinics. There is enough vaccine for all who are registered with us and entitled to a vaccine. More clinics will be added next week but there are still appointments on the 21st September.
We will be starting our Flu clinics in September 2021.
16th September at Aldeburgh Community Centre (All day)
21st September at Orford Surgery (All day)
30th September at Hollesley Village Hall (All day)
Starting the 4th October - Housebound patients (surgery will contact those patients to schedule a date)
13th October - Aldeburgh Surgery, Alderton Surgery & Orford Surgery (afternoon only)
From the 11th August 2021
Flu appointments will be available to book online which is the quickest and easiest way if you have online access, we urge patients to use this booking facility rather than phoning the surgery as it will enable our care navigators to help book in patients without online access.
Without Online Access:
For patients without online access our care navigators will be able to help arrange an appointment by phone.
Anyone over the age of 50 - invite letters will not be sent for this group but you may receive a text.
Anyone in an at risk group aged 2-49yrs - you will receive a letter or text if unsure of your eligibility.
Peninsula Practice Patient Experience Survey
Peninsula Practice Patient Experience Survey
Healthwatch Suffolk (HWS) is working with Peninsula Practice and the Patient Participation Group to evaluate the support and services provided by the practice.
As a patient at the practice, we would like to hear about your views and experiences.
This information will help Peninsula Practice develop future plans to provide the best healthcare possible for you.
About the survey
The survey has been co-produced with members of the Peninsula Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG), staff and GP partners. This is to ensure that the information we gather benefits the practice.
The survey asks about:
- Your experience of making an appointment at the practice
- Your experience of having an appointment with a clinician
- Which services at the practice you use
- How you communicate with the practice
The data gathered from this survey will be analysed independently by HWS and a report will be shared with commissioners at Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Your participation is completely voluntary. Your responses will be anonymous, and the survey does not ask for your name or contact details.
How to take part [Online]
The survey will be open until the 17th September 2021. You can complete the survey by going to: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/PeninsulaPractice/
The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete.
You can share this survey link with anyone else who is a patient at the practice. If you or someone you know cannot access a computer or internet, there are paper copies of the survey at available at the practice.
Paper copy surveys should be returned via freepost to:
This survey is also available in Easy Read, See link below. Please call the practice on 01394 411641 to request a paper copy Easy Read Version.
An Appeal For Kindness
We are delighted that our Chirodody Clinics will recommence from the beginning of January. Jo Plant will be holding clinics at Alderton, Orford and Aldeburgh. This is not an NHS service and a fee will be charged. For more information and to book an appointment please call the surgery on 01394 411641.
We Are Here To Help You
We want all our patients to know that they can approach any member of staff with their queries, problems or compliments. In most instance your first point of contact will be able to assist you. If in the event they are unable to Sarah Fiddes, our Patient Navigation Liaison Lead will be able to help you.
Please contact Sarah either by phone on 01394 411641 or via email at: email@example.com
Text Messages From The Peninsula Practice
If you receive a SMS text message from us please do not reply, as we are unable to respond.
New Service First Contact Physiotherapy
On the 1st September 2020 the new First Contact Physiotherapy Service will launch.
This service is aimed at people suffering from musculosketal and joint problems. It has been recognised, where clinically appropriate, that patients should be triaged and have a consultation with a Physiotherapist, who is better qualified to treat musculoskeletal and joint problems, rather than see a GP or Nurse Practitioner and then be referred and wait longer for appropriate help.
The service has been set up in partnership with Allied Health Professionals (Suffolk). Initially appointments will take place over the phone during a 20 minute slot between 9.30am until 5.30pm Monday – Friday, with face to face consultations happening only where clinically necessary at Framfield House Surgery in Woodbridge.
We recommend you contact the surgery in the normal way to use this service and our Care Navigators will book an appointment for you.
Bethany Scott, MCSP, BSc (Hons), MSc and Kyle Tanner MCSP, BSc (Hons), MSc are experienced physiotherapists who will initially phone triage patients (due to COVID) and arrange face to face appointments where clinically necessary. They will be able to request further investigations, following an initial triage assessment and in consultation with your own GP.