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Sad News (08/07/2020)

Unfortunately, after 47 years in the NHS and 20 with Plas Meddyg, our lovely Practice Nurse Susan Grace is retiring at the beginning of August. Susan has been a key part of Plas Meddyg and will be sorely missed by patients and staff alike. All the best for the future Susan!


Fear of Flying (08/07/2020)

It is now practice policy that we do not prescribe diazepam for the fear of flying. Current guidelines recommend that we do not prescribe it and it is not licensed for that use.

We do appreciate that fear of flying is very real. There are a number of courses available which may be helpful - please search the internet for "Fear of Flying".

If you really feel that you can’t fly without taking diazepam then you would have to source it through a private travel clinic or private travel doctor.


Potential Scam (18/05/2020)

We have been notified today of a possible scam.

Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service, to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.

These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

Please do not ring their number.


WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS ILL OR INJURED

Please click on the document below on what to do if your child is ill or injured during this pandemic

Parental Guidance


EAR SYRINGING

We are committed to providing best practice and high quality care to our registered patients. Ear syringing is no longer considered to be the first line treatment for the clearing of ear wax and it is not a funded service within the NHS for General Practice.

Current guidelines are that ear drops should be used to soften the wax which will then enable the natural movement of the wax from the ear.

In line with current best practice and many other GP surgeries nationwide, Plas Meddyg Surgery has made the decision to withdraw the ear syringing service with effect from 10th February 2020.

If you have ear symptoms that concern you, please book an appointment to see a Nurse or GP at the practice


Toothache Out of Hours? Call 111

Please click on the document below for further details

Urgent Dental Service


Hayfever Guidance - Management & Treatment

Please click on the document below to access the latest local guidance

Hayfever Management & Treatments


Evening and weekend appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at special GP Hubs at Queen Mary’s Hospital and Erith Hospital. Talk to the practice receptionists to find out more or book an appointment.


Over The Counter Products

This practice is now unable to routinely prescribe medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from supermarkets and pharmacies without a prescription. For more information see the 'Over The Counter Products' page in the Prescriptions section of this website or click on the link below.

OTC Products


Patient appointments with a GP are now available between 18:30-20:00 weekdays and 08:00-20:00 weekends/bank holidays

Our patients can now be seen for routine GP appointments in new GP centres at Queen Mary's Hospital and Erith Health Centre from 18:30-20:00 weekdays and 8:00-20:00 weekends/bank holidays.

These appointments should not be used for a follow up appointment, as continuity of care is important, but if you have a non-urgent problem and can’t wait for our next routine appointment, please call our receptionists who will be happy to book an appointment for you.

You will be seen by a local GP who will, with your consent, have full access to your medical records and we will receive details of the consultation automatically.

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