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Can you help us to help you?

Our local population is growing fast and there is a huge demand for appointments, both with the doctors and the nurses. We have been looking at ways to improve appointment availability and have found many appointments are wasted each week because the patient is not booked in with an appropriate clinician. For example:

  • Not all doctors undertake joint injections
  • Not all doctors undertake minor surgery
  • Not all doctors undertake coil fitting
  • Some doctors have more specialised knowledge in particular areas
  • Not all nurses undertake travel vaccinations
  • Not all nurses undertake cervical screening
  • Some nurses have more specialised knowledge in particular areas

If you are booked with a doctor or nurse who is unable to deal with the problem for which you are attending, it is not only a wasted appointment for the doctor or nurse, but also a wasted visit for you as you may be asked to re book.

There are some procedures which cannot be undertaken if there is not a second nurse or a doctor on the premises, for example immunisations.

It helps us to know the reason for routine appointments where equipment needs to be prepared, for example, a particular injection may need to be collected in advance from a central storage area or may even be out of stock and need to be ordered.

We are aware some patients object to being asked the reason for their appointment, our receptionists have received comments such as ‘What has it got to do with you?’ ‘Why do you want to know are you a doctor?’

Please be assured, if your visit is for a medical problem which you do not wish to discuss with the receptionist, we quite understand and are more than happy for you to tell us you would rather not give the reason.

Please

Wherever possible provide the receptionist with a little information regarding the reason for your appointment

Help us to help you.

 

Osteopath

Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that can have beneficial effects on muscle and joint conditions. Carolyn Cuddeford, D.O, is a Registered Osteopath who qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in London in 1987. She has been working in the Sudbury area for over 22 years.

Carolyn is available on Mondays between 9am and 2pm at Siam Surgery. Carolyn offers appointments at other times at the Kingfisher Pool in Sudbury and at her Hadleigh clinic in Suffolk. Saturday appointments are also available at the Kingfisher.

Please call 077707 46224 for future information and bookings or visit her website www.sudburyosteopaths.co.uk . Carolyn can also be contacted on osteopathyinsuffolk@gmail.com .

Carolyn is BUPA and AXA PPP recognised and covered by most medical insurance companies. 

 

The Hearing Care Centre

The Hearing Care Centre is a local, family run company which runs a private hearing care clinic from Sudbury Community Health Centre.

Run by audiologists Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA and Michael Shade RHAD FSHAA, the clinics are every other Friday morning (with extras added in where demand allows). Private services on offer include; hearing assessments, the provision and fitting of the latest hearing aid technology, tinitus management, earwax removal, custom made noise protection and much more.

The Hearing Care Centre has won numerous awards for their superb customer care and their most recent survey gave them a 96% customer satisfaction score!

For more information or to book an appointment Freephone 0800 096 2637 or visit www.hearingcarecentre.co.uk

 

Chiropractor

Ian T. Garrod, Doctor of Chiropractic, is a member of the British Chiropractic Association Registered with the General Chiropractic Council. Dr Garrod runs a clinic at Siam Surgery every Friday.

For enquiries and booking you can contact either:

Colchester Chiropractic Centre- tel: 01206 549809

Haverhill Chiropractic Centre- tel: 01440 705020

 

 
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