Appointments: 01359 253700
Dispensary: 01359 253701
With all the media hype and accusations circulating in relation to general practice we are sad to say the doctors and their team are receiving daily abuse. We wanted to let you know we are still seeing patients face-to-face, and have been doing so throughout the covid pandemic. We have never closed our doors. Guidance from NHS England remains that we triage all appointment requests using telephone calls (this is to protect patients from catching covid in a packed waiting room) but we ensure all patients who are contacted for a phone appointment who have a clinical need to be seen face-to-face are seen at the surgery, usually on the same day as the phone appointment. On average 80% of appointments of all types each day are face-to-face.
Our workload has increased over the last few years, and is now higher than we have ever known. We endeavour to continue the day job seeing as many patients as we physically can whilst taking on extra work from the hospitals who still struggle with huge backlogs and in our spare time delivering covid and flu vaccinations so that where possible our patients can attend locally rather than having to travel to larger vaccinations centres.
In addition we are still working in very restricted space whilst our new extension build is underway. As with most build projects it is delayed, now to next year, due to extended delivery times of building supplies etc. We continue to utilise the Health Centre to enable us to continue to provide all services, although this is a challenge.
We would ask for your continued support and understanding during this difficult time.
COVID-19 booster vaccinations
We are offering covid boosters when vaccine is available, please wait for an invitation letter or text from us. However, if you are already eligible for a booster you can have it at any of the numerous walk-in clinics or vaccination centres being held across Suffolk. Details of the clinics can be found at sneevaccine.org.uk. Our next combined flu and covid vaccination clinic will be at Stanton Village Hall on 13th November. Invitations will be sent out soon.
Surgery Building Works
We are glad to say the building works have commenced on the extension to the surgery, with completion due end of January 2022.
During this time we are restricted in space but will be continuing services as best we can. We are also utilising space in the Community Health Centre opposite the surgery and you may be asked to go to the Health Centre instead of attending the surgery for your appointment.
Parking is limited over this period and we ask where possible that if you are local that you walk instead of coming by car. If you are travelling by car please can we ask that you are considerate to our neighbours and do not obstruct their driveways. Please do not sit with car engines running near properties. Can we also ask that you do not park dangerously on road corners or curbs which will be a hazard to other drivers or pedestrians.
Your support over this period is much appreciated and we look forward to being able to provide the much needed additional space for our service delivery in the near future.
COVID PRESS RELEASE – 16.7.2021
Local people urged to follow ‘hands, face, space’ in GP practices to keep patients and staff safe
Patients and visitors to GP practices across Suffolk and north east Essex are being reminded they must continue to wear face coverings and observe social distancing rules from 19 July when lockdown rules ease.
Health and care leaders say while restrictions are being eased in some public places, strict infection control measures need to be followed in healthcare settings. This will reduce the risk of vulnerable people from becoming infected and help prevent Covid outbreaks that could result in the temporary closure of a surgery.
Full the full press release please click here
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update for patients
Due to the coronavirus outbreak how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible to help stop the spread of coronavirus. If you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a persistent cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell please DO NOT come to the surgery. Please remain at home and request a Covid-19 test by either going to the https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test website page or call 119. You need to self-isolate for 10 days unless your test is negative.
If you need to speak to a doctor you will be offered a telephone or video triage appointment. The doctor will determine if a face-to-face appointment is required and arrange this when appropriate.
If you are asked to attend the surgery a face covering must be worn. Please use the hand sanitiser provided and maintain social distancing at all times.
To order repeat prescriptions online:
Please visit our Prescriptions page HERE to see details
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor's appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP hours.
Appointments can be made via Reception during usual opening hours. Please note: patients cannot refer themselves to this service.
the service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Bury St Edmunds, Haverhill, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Felixstowe, Leiston and Wickham Market and is an NHS service delivered by the Suffolk GP Federation.
You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once consent is given).
The Community Navigator visits Stanton Surgery every Friday morning. Please ask at reception and they will point you in their direction.
A Suffolk Family Carer GP Adviser visits Stanton Surgery on the second Wednesday morning of each month. If you are a family carer and would like information about how you can access support and advice about looking after your own well-being please feel free to approach them or ask a member of the surgery staff for a direct referral.
You are not alone - Suffolk Family Carers look forward to supporting you.
Direct telephone for the Health team: 01473 835407
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April 2017 - Hopton Surgery is now closed. All services have been moved to the Stanton Surgery. We are pleased to be able to leave the defibrillator at Hopton for the benefit of the village.
Volunteer and community transport
For patients that are unable to get to the Stanton Surgery site for appointments, there are 3 options that may be of interest. There is a volunteer group being formed to offer assistance getting over to Stanton from Hopton and the immediate surrounding villages. The contact details are provided by the GPs whilst the group is gathering further support and volunteers.
Secondly there is the Rickinghall Community Bus service which serves villages that our practice population covers. This is a chargeable service of 50p/mile but further details can be found below and in the surgery waiting room.
Thirdly there is the Connecting Communities transport (formerly Dial-a-Ride) service commissioned by Suffolk County Council. Details can be found by clicking the links below:
Connecting Communities - contact details
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