Dr Thomson was due to retire at the end of March 2016 but has been taken seriously ill and will not be returning to work. Thank you to those of his patients who have sent goodwill messages.
In these circumstances, we have no choice but to employ locum doctors and we are aware that this will never match the quality of the service which our patients are used to. We wish to assure patients that we are working as fast as we can to find a permanent GP partner to support Dr Stephens and ask for your patience in the meantime.
A private company called Pharmacy 2U has been sending letters to patients, inviting them to register with their service for home delivery of drugs. Please be aware that Pharmacy 2U is not part of the NHS and is not connected in anyway with Lechlade Medical Centre. Patients are free to decide which service they use to obtain their medication, whether it be Pharmacy 2U, Lechlade Pharmacy or elsewhere.
Did you know...
that when the surgery is closed, you can speak to and if appropriate, be seen by, an out of hours GP? If you phone the surgery when it is closed, your call will be automatically forwarded to the Gloucestershire Out of Hours GP Service. Alternatively, you can contact the service directly on 08454-220220.
Patient Participation Report 2015
Lechlade Medical Centre has a representative group of 11 patients who give their time in helping us ensure that the services and facilities provided meet the needs of all patients. The practice publishes a report each year on the decisions taken as a result of this process. Click on "Survey Report" in the right hand column for more details.
The Friends & Family Test
The Friends & Family Test was introduced for GP Surgeries by the Department of Health on 1/12/2014.
This is a very short questionnaire which we would like you to complete each time you use our service.
The results will be published monthly on the NHS Choices and the NHS England websites.
For more information, visit http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Pages/nhs-friends-and-family-test.aspx
To complete a Friends & Family questionnaire online in respect of a recent consultation, please click on "Take the Patient Survey" at the bottom of this page.