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Bookable appointments available for flu vaccinations. Please call 01787 886444 to book or sign in online.

 

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If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use SystmOnline you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

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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.

 

Advice on Coronovirus

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Help for the homeless - winter collection

Together you provided:

- 80 winter coats
- 37 blankets
- 24 sleeping bags
- 14 gym mats
- Hats, gloves, scarves, socks, clothes and shoes- far too many to count!!

The 'Knit and Natter' group from Stoke by Nayland's WI very kindly provided some beautiful scarves which were knitted especially for this project.

⭐️ Everything we received was greatly appreciated but because not all items were suitable for the street homeless we donated certain pieces to Barnardos, East Anglia's Children's Hospices and SESAW.⭐️

What we did:

We spoke to the Storehouse Food Bank and the Salvation Army to see what was needed in Sudbury. We have some brilliant services and people here already doing all that they can and they are such an asset to our town.

Last night we loaded up the final bits along with some sandwiches made by one of our nurses, Tracey, and drove over to Colchester where we met Tanya & Sam, Jamie & Bradley, and Jake who were sleeping on the streets. They each had very different stories and circumstances but they were all incredibly thankful for their new clothes and sleeping bags and were a pleasure to talk to.

We then headed over to the pop up soup kitchen and met some lovely people from Kingsland Church who share the duties with other Colchester Church groups to ensure the kitchen runs every night. They were very happy to take the remainder of our collection and said that they would take it along each night so that it is available to anyone who needs it.

We have been totally overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness shown by the people of Sudbury and it's surrounding areas. It is amazing to see what can be achieved when we all pull together.

This wonderful idea came from our Nurse Practitioner, Rhian, and with your help we really have made a difference. So to everyone that has contributed either by spreading the word, donating, helping sort through or distributing..THANK YOU!

 

Flu Event - Saturday 28th September

flu event

Our Flu Event on Saturday was a huge success! We raised just over £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support and saw over 500 patients come through our doors.

Thank you to each and every one of our patients who came along and contributed whether it was by donating a cake (we had enough to feed the entire town), buying a cake, stopping for a hot drink, entering the prize draw (winners have been informed) or for simply taking the time to stay and chat.


We are extremely proud of our growing Patient Participation Group whose support on the day was invaluable. The next meeting is on Wednesday 23rd October at 2pm. Ifyou would like to come along and find out more then please get in touch.

Thank you to the wonderful people from the following local organisations who provided everyone with valuable knowledge on the services and opportunities available to us here in Sudbury and it's surrounding villages.. Age UK, Suffolk Family Carers, The Christopher Centre, The Hearing Care Centre - Karen Finch RHAD FSHAA FRSA, U3A UK.

GoStart Community Transport kindly provided transport to and from Sudbury Community Health Centre for the duration of the event. Healthwatch Suffolk were also here giving our patients the chance to voice their opinions and experiences.

We loved having you all here.

 If you were unable to make it to our event on Saturday but still wish to have your flu vaccination, please call 01787 886444 or book online.

THANK YOU 

We did it!!! Thanks to all of your kind donations we raised an amazing £2,180.25 for Cancer Research and had a fantastic time along the way! 

Visit our Facebook page for all of the pictures!

If you would still like to donate, please visit our just giving page https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/siam-surgerys-race-for-life-team-page, or see our receptionists at the surgery.

https://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/team-from-siam-surgery-in-sudbury-raises-over-2-000-at-race-for-life-mud-run-9074931/

Welcome to Siam Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.  The website is an ongoing progress and will be updated on a regular basis.

 

 We are located at

Sudbury Community Health Centre

Sudbury Community Health Centre, Church Field Road, Sudbury, Suffolk

 CO10 2DZ

Tel: 01787 886444 

Transport

There is free parking on site for all patients.

Buses- At present there are Chambers and Felix bus services which run from various locations, dropping off and picking up at the health centre. We appreciate that patients have time schedules they need to stick to when using public transport and we do our best to work alongside these where possible. You can pick up bus timetables from reception or visit Chambers and Felix online.

GoSTART Community Transport- GoSTART is a local transport service for anyone who is unable to use conventional bus services or other means of transport through disablility, isolation, affordability or availability. To access this service you will need to register online by following the link below, or by picking up a form from reception. Please see the website for more information on times, charges and elegibility.

http://www.gostart.org.uk/

GoSTART are now running a trial bus service on Tuesday's and Thursday's between 10.00am & 2.00pm from Great Cornard to Glemsford via The Health Centre, Tesco and Long Melford.

For further details please see the information below:-

Gostart Trial Bus Service Leaflet

Gostart Trial Bus Service Route Map

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

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We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

(Site updated 19/02/2020)
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