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Please contact the surgery to book your flu vaccination.

Clifton Road Surgery will be holding flu vaccination clinics on Saturday mornings starting from Saturday 28th September. We will also be holding drop in clinics at the surgery every day from 9am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm. Please come into the surgery and ask at reception.

Clifton Road Surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 11th December for protected learning time.

Clifton Road Surgery would like to announce the arrival of our new Salaried GP, Dr Gower.  Dr Gower started as our salaried GP in August 2019 and holds clinics all day Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  With this in mind we wanted to remind you that every patient has a named GP.  Now Dr Gower is in place it has been necessary to allocate him as named GP to some of our patients.  Please note, anyone concerned or wanting clarification of their named GP can speak to Reception.  Please be assured those patients we will be changing will not be having regular on-going appointments/care.  If any patient has objections we will, of course, put you back to your previous GP.  We have consulted with our PPG who support the Practice in undertaking this.

NHS Health Worker Awards - A big congratulations to our Primary Care Practitioner/Nurse Team Manager ..... Helen Merrigan!  Helen received a Lifetime Service Award for all her hard work and dedication to the National Health Service.  I'm sure you will join us in saying this is a well deserved award to an exceptional person, who goes above and beyond!  Well done Helen.

Please see the attached Advertiser Newspaper Article - published 27/12/18

Awards

Tests

Sometimes, various tests such as blood tests and urine tests etc., may be required by your GP.

If you need to have a blood test, your doctor will print a blood test form for you which you must pick up from reception.

WE DO NOT TAKE BLOOD TESTS HERE AT THE SURGERY.

You must take the blood form to Rugby St Cross Hospital to the blood department to have your test taken.

The hospital strongly advise all patients to use their new online appointment system before attending for a blood test to avoid any disappointment. The new service helps patients, their carers and family members to plan their hospital visit better, helping to reduce clinic waiting times and enabling patients to be seen much more quickly.

Walk-in appointments remain available dependent on availability, however you may have to wait for the next available appointment time. Please note that walk-in patients will be given an approximate time slot and this may vary.

Once they have filled all allocated slots, they can no longer accept walk-in appointments and you may need to revisit the hospital to have your blood test on another occasion.

To book your blood test appointment

If you have been asked to have a blood test by your GP, please book an appointment at the hospital using this link:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/uhcw.php

Blood tests for children (16 years and below) must be booked on line.

As part of an ongoing initiative to improve waiting times for blood tests across Coventry and Warwickshire, UHCW are pleased to offer children’s appointments for blood tests. They encourage all younger patients and their parents or guardians to book an appointment for the child’s (16 years and below) blood test at one of their main sites; UHCW, GEH, Rugby St Cross or City of Coventry Health Centre. Appointments can easily be booked at https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/uhcw.php

This is critical to ensure that the service allocates a longer appointment and two phlebotomists for our youngest patients, to make sure they are not rushed and the best patient experience is achieved.

 
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