Due to the coronavirus, Forge Medical Practice informs you that all appointments will be converted to telephone appointments. Only patients that have been requested to attend by a clinician should come into the practice for a face to face appointment until further notice. If you need to contact us, please call the practice – see https://www.theoldforgesurgery.nhs.uk for more information. If you are worried about Coronavirus, then please use the NHS111 online service for advice and help - https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/
We would ask that patients be patient with the reception staff and clinicians during this difficult period. The advice from the Government can change as the virus progresses and we will be updating information as we receive it. We request where possible patients sign up for online access. Please contact the surgery for help with this. Can we also remind patients that it is important to update the surgery with current telephone numbers as we may need to contact them when necessary. Thank you for your co-operation.
THIS SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED WEDNESDAY 12:30 March 18th 2020 FOR MANDATORY TRAINING AND WILL RE-OPEN 8:00 A.M THURSDAY 19th March
FOR URGENT MEDICAL ASSISTANCE DURING THIS PERIOD PLEASE TELEPHONE 111
FOR SELF HELP IN ILLNESS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WHEN NHS SERVICES ARE VERY BUSY - PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR ADVICE
EXTENDED HOURS SERVICE
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE SURGERY IS NOW ABLE TO OFFER APPOINTMENTS OUTSIDE SURGERY HOURS DURING EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS. THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE IN DESIGNATED LOCATIONS AND INFORMATION ON THIS CAN BE FOUND ON THE LINK BELOW. THE PRACTICE WILL ADVISE YOU ON THE AVAILABILITY AND CRITERIA WITH REGARDS TO THESE APPOINTMENTS AS NOT ALL REQUESTS WILL BE SUITABLE. PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY DURING NORMAL OPENING TIMES AS ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE BOOKED AND CANCELLED VIA RECEPTION AT THE PRACTICE.
ALSO PLEASE GO TO 'FURTHER INFORMATION' -RIGHT HAND SIDE OF HOME PAGE AND CLICK ON EXTENDED ACCESS - and URGENT CARE SERVICES -FURTHER WEBSITE LINKS AVAILABLE
HOSPITAL TESTS OR INVESTIGATIONS
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF TESTS OR INVESTIGATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY A SPECIALIST OR CONSULTANT, THEN THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTS NEED TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE CONSULTANT OR SPECIALIST INVOLVED.
(See top ribbon 'Tests & Results' for more details)
'BE DOG SMART'
SUNDERLAND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD (SSCB) IS WORKING WITH PARTNERS ACROSS THE CITY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF GENERAL DOG SAFETY
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR USEFUL ADVICE ON GENERAL DOG SAFETY
PATIENTS PLEASE NOTE
FROM 16TH MAY 2018
WE WILL BE UNABLE TO TAKE REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ORDERS OVER THE TELEPHONE
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLINE SERVICES OR ASK AT RECEPTION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN ORDER YOUR MEDICATIONS AFTER THIS DATE
PATIENT'S FAILING TO ATTEND APPOINTMENTS
PATIENT'S WHO DO NOT ATTEND FOR BOOKED APPOINTMENTS WITHOUT LETTING US KNOW, PREVENT OTHER PATIENT'S FROM TAKING AN APPOINTMENT WHICH THEY REALLY NEED. PLEASE CANCEL IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND - EVEN AT SHORT NOTICE WE CAN USE THE APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO SHOW HOW MANY PATIENTS FAILED TO ATTEND LAST MONTH. THANK YOU.
WASTED APPOINTMENTS JANUARY 2020
COULD PATIENTS PLEASE ENSURE THAT THEY UPDATE THE SURGERY WITH CONTACT DETAILS. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT IF WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU URGENTLY.