May Bank Holiday 2024

Upcoming bank holiday:

Please do not forget that the Practice will be closed for the May Bank Holiday weekend:

Monday
27th May 2024

If you require urgent medical assistance during this time, please contact 111
If you have a medical emergency, please contact 999

Please be aware that any prescription requests sent to the practice over the Bank Holiday weekend may be delayed from the usual 48hrs due to the closures.

Repeat Prescription requesting update

Did you know you can manage repeat prescriptions from Cowley Road Medical Practice in the NHS App?

You can easily choose where your prescriptions are sent. So, if you know you’ll be away from home or you are moving home, you can change your nominated pharmacy from within the app.

You can also order your prescription at any time that suits you. There’s no need to wait to join a telephone queue or wait until the GP surgery opens.

It’s easy to use, and, if you hit a snag, you can go to ‘Help’ in the top right-hand corner of the app or visit nhs.uk/helpmeapp.

Find out more about the NHS App at: www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

NOTE: For any items not on repeat – these will need to be requested via email [email protected] or at the practice as usual.

Practice Closure 27th February 2024

Please note: The surgery will be closed on Tuesday 27th of February from 12:30pm for county wide staff training. For urgent medical advice, please phone 111. For a medical emergency, please phone 999.

The surgery will be open as normal on Wednesday 28thth of February from 8:00am.

Christmas and New Year closures

Please note:

The practice will be closed on the below days over Christmas and New Year:
Monday 25th December – Christmas Day

Tuesday 26th December – Boxing Day

Monday 1st January – New Years Day

If you require medical assistance at the weekends or on these days, please contact 111, if you have a medical emergency, please contact 999.

Thank you.

Practice Closure Thursday 16th November 2023

Please note: The surgery will be closed on Thursday 16th of November from 12:30pm for county wide staff training. For urgent medical advice, please phone 111. For a medical emergency, please phone 999.

The surgery will be open as normal on Friday 17th of November from 8:30am.

August Bank Holiday 2023

Upcoming bank holiday:

Please do not forget that the Practice will be closed for the August Bank Holiday weekend:

Monday 28th August

If you require urgent medical assistance during this time, please contact 111
If you have a medical emergency, please contact 999

Please be aware that any prescription requests sent to the practice over the Bank Holiday weekend may be delayed from the usual 48hrs due to the closures.

What is a Physician Associate?

Practices are changing the way they are working, and there are a number of healthcare professionals employed to help patients. One of our most often asked questions is : What is a Physician Associate and what can they do?

May Bank Holidays 2023

Upcoming bank holidays:

Please do not forget that the Practice will be closed for the three May Bank Holidays:

Monday 1st May
Monday 8th May
Monday 29th May

If you require urgent medical assistance during this time, please contact 111
If you have a medical emergency, please contact 999

Please be aware that any prescription requests sent to the practice over the Bank Holiday weekend may be delayed from the usual 48hrs due to the closures.

Practice Update – Spring

Staffing Update:

Dr Kyrris will be on sabbatical leave from 1st April 2023 for a year. Dr Line and Dr Gray will cover as clinical leads for the practice during this time.

Sadly, Alison Phillips the Practice Manager is also leaving at the end of the month so we are currently recruiting for a Practice Manager.

We are happy to announce that we have a new Practice Nurse, Isobel, that started with the practice on Monday and currently in her induction period. She will work on a Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

A new GP, Dr Singh, will be starting with us in April, she had previously completed some locum work with us, so we are looking forward to welcoming her into the team permanently.


Face masks:

Wearing masks at the surgery is no longer required. However, we would encourage anyone who feels unwell, especially with fever, a cold, or a cough, to wear a mask. This helps to reduce the spread of infections to other patients in the waiting room as well as to our staff.

2-week embargo update:

We have been operating with the 2-wwek embargo since the new year. This has kept wait times down for routine appointments. It also helps patients have access to care with appointments being released twice a day, everyday.

We would ask that if you have an ongoing issue that has already been discussed, that you continue to see that GP so that you have continuity of care. If you have an urgent/acute issue then you may be added to the duty list and this may not be your usual GP.

In order to help further with availability and to ease booking appointments, please see below:

Appointments are opened 2 weeks in advance for all routine appointments with GP’s. Morning appointments are opened at 08:30am each morning, and afternoon appointments opened at 13:30pm.

For example if you called on Monday 13th April for a morning appointment, we would offer you an appointment for Monday 27th April from 08:30am. If you needed an afternoon appointment, you would need to call at 13:30pm instead.

Please see table of days that each GP works, to help you see your usual GP.

GP NameUsual days worked
Dr LineMonday AM / Wednesday PM / Friday AM
Dr RaynerMonday AM & PM / Thursday AM & PM
Dr RimmerMonday AM / Wednesday PM
Dr RouseMonday PM / Tuesday PM
Dr WeissmannMonday AM /Tuesday AM & PM / Wednesday AM &PM /Thursday AM/ Friday AM
Dr ChantlerMonday AM  /Wednesday AM or Thursday AM
Dr KyrrisUnavailable from 1st April 2023

Upcoming bank holidays:

Please do not forget that the Practice will be closed for the Easter Bank holidays:

Good Friday 7th April 2023 and Bank Holiday Monday 10th April 2023

If you require urgent medical assistance during this time, please contact 111
If you have a medical emergency, please contact 999

Please be aware that any prescription requests sent to the practice over the Bank Holiday weekend may be delayed from the usual 48hrs due to the closures.