IMPORTANT MESSAGE - BRANCH CLOSURES UPDATE 15TH JANUARY 2021
All 3 of our surgeries are back open as normal this morning. Main roads in the local area are much safer today but please be careful if travelling to an appointment with us.
A warm welcome from Dr Freeman & Partners
We're a modern and efficient practice, providing care to over 15,000 patients across 3 branches;
Oulton Medical Centre, Marsh Street Surgery and Swillington Health Practice.
Browse our site or contact our friendly staff for more information. We are happy to register new patients within our boundary.
We aim to provide personal, high quality care; offering a range of services, including telephone and online consultations, travel vaccinations and minor surgery.
Practice Mission Statement:
“WORKING TOGETHER TO PROMOTE WELLBEING FOR ALL"
Appointment Cancellation Form
Please notify the practice in advance if you cannot attend your pre-booked appointment. By doing this, we can offer it to another patient in need. Click here to fill out a quick and easy form which our team will action as soon as possible for you. Do not hesitate to contact the practice for a further appointment if needed.
Your help is much appreciated in this matter. Thank you, Dr Freeman & Partners.
Important - Please Read
COVID-19 Vaccine Information - January 2021
The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective, after extensive trials.
The two approved COVID-19 vaccines do not contain any animal products or egg.
The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over. Groups of GP practices are working together to provide local vaccination services and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn.
When it is your turn, you will receive an invitation via the phone or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please could we kindly ask you not to contact the practice for information about the vaccine or to ask for an appointment, as you will not be able to get one until you receive an invitation. If you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite straight away and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
In the meantime, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives
Same day call-backs
If you need a call back from a GP on the same day, please call us before 9:30am. This helps us organise the day and action your request much faster.
eConsult - Online Consultation Service
eConsult is available for all patients to use. You do not need a login and it can be used to request an appointment, get advice on your health concerns or send us an administrative request. It can be used any time between 7am on Monday to 6pm on Friday, we will action your submission by the end of the following working day. If you do not need urgent help from us, this is a great alternative to calling the surgery.
On an average year the flu virus kills 11,000 people and hospitalises many thousands more. The flu vaccine is your best protection. Go to the NHS website to see if you are eligible for a free vaccination this year. Click here to find out more.
If you are eligible, please do not hesitate to get in touch and book your appointment.
2021 Update: We are still offering flu vaccine appointments in the new year. If you haven't had yours yet please get in touch and book an appointment.