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Christmas & New Year Bank Holidays 2018
The practice will be closed on:

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Tuesday 1st January 2019  

Please be sure to order your repeat prescriptions in good time.

Should you require emergency medical assistance when the practice is closed please contact NHS 111

Dr Mareeni Raymond
Dr Raymond is currently away on maternity leave.

The Sharp End are hosting FREE exercise classes in January 2019 for The Heron Practice patients aged 50 and over, see information link for more details 50 and over exercise information sheet

Friend and Family Test
Please let us have your views via this website (please see the "Have Your Say" section below) or by completing a form available at the practice. 

Patient Forum
We are always looking for more patients to join our Patient Forum Group. For further information please contact Mandy Lawrence, Practice Manager, or click on "Further Information Patient Group" on the home page. 

Named Accountable GP
The NHS standard contract for 2015/16 requires that all patients, including children, are allocated a named, accountable GP. The named, accountable GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the practice provides for you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.
If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

Change of Telephone Number
It is very important that you let us know if you change your telephone number.
You can do this by completing:
* the on line change of details form at the foot of this page
* the change of details form available from reception

Alternatively you can include the details on your repeat prescription request.

GP Registrars
As you may be aware the Heron Practice is a teaching practice.
We currently have Drs Aliya Mustapha and Amy Adesara undertaking their "in service" placements with us. 




We aim to offer an appointment within 48 hours. We would like to offer your choice of doctor or nurse if they are available/wherever possible.


You can contact the surgery after 8:00am to make an appointment. You can (pre) book appointments up to 4 weeks in advance. You will be given an appointment time during morning or evening surgery to see a named doctor or nurse. This will be with a doctor or nurse of your preferred choice wherever possible. Alternatively you can pre-book appointments using Patient Online Access please use the link below to complete the registration form and return this to reception.

Access the online appointment system here.



If you need to be seen urgently we can offer an emergency (same day/book on the day) appointment. If all the emergency appointments have gone we will take your details, telephone number and brief details of the problem and arrange for the DUTY DOCTOR to call you back as soon as possible. The DUTY DOCTOR is available from 8am until 6.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

Emergency (same day/book on the day) appointments are for 1 medical problem only and are not for repeat prescriptions, sick notes, long standing medical problems, non-NHS services (eg, insurance forms, letters, etc). Please use these appointments appropriately.

Please note that as this is an emergency clinic, situations might arise that may result in you not being seen at your appointment time.

Under 5's: We will see unwell babies and under 5 year olds at a special time of 8:30am. This is for emergency consultations and cannot be booked in advance. If possible please phone reception to let us know that you are on your way. If you arrive after 8:45am you may not be seen. Reception will advise you what time to return to surgery.


We also offer telephone consultations. These are for patients who want to discuss health problems with a doctor and feel they don't need to be examined; these appointments can be booked up to 1 week in advance. Please note these consultations are not for general information/advice that can be obtained via NHS Choices or NHS Direct.

EXTENDED HOURS                                                                                                  

We offer a number of appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 6.30pm and 8.00pm for those patients who find it difficult to attend the surgery during our usual opening hours. These appointments can be booked using the Patient Online Access or by contacting reception.



Urgent and routine appointments with a GP, either same day or in advance are available at any one of our five primary care GP practices, making it much easier to get the care you need at a location that is convenient for you. These appointments are not suitable for all types of problems. (NB This is not a walk-in service). Please read through the information below and call the Practice to book an appointment if you would like to use this service.




We offer the option of an E-consultation via our practice website, this is a set of online tools for you to check which service is right for your symptoms, get immediate self-help advice and find out what other services can help you or send us online consultation. The online consultation is a web form that you complete about your condition; this is then sent through to the Practice and passed onto a GP to review. We will then ring you back (or in some cases email you) by the end of the next working date to offer you advice, tell you whether you need an appointment or offer you a prescription. During office hours we aim to review your request the same day. However, this may not always be possible so we have set ourselves the target of ringing you back by the end of the next working weekday at the latest. Any consultations submitted on the weekend will be reviewed on Monday.


APPOINTMENT INFORMATION                                                                            

Please help us to help you so that surgeries can run to time. When you make an appointment with your doctor it is booked for a 10-minute consultation. If you have more than one ailment that you wish to discuss, start with the one that feels most important to you. If the doctor feels that more time is needed to consult with you on the other issues then he/she will ask you to make another appointment.

Disabled Access

Our health centre has suitable access for disabled patients.

All the patient areas including the waiting room, the consulting rooms and the toilets, have wheelchair access.

A hearing loop is in place at the front reception desk and portable hearing loops are available for use in consulting rooms.

There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

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