Book your Flu appointment today
It's that time of year again! The surgery is running two morning clinics on Saturday 29th September and Saturday 17th November. We are also running afternoon clinics throughout the week of Monday 29th October - Friday 2nd November. Please call in or telephone the surgery to book your appointments if you are over 65 years old or under 65 years old and are currently in an at-risk group. If you are unsure please contact the surgery and a member of staff will be able to advise you.
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure from Dockham Road Surgery of Dr Justin Forbes, who will be leaving us in November. Dr Forbes has been a much-loved member of the clinical team, and while we will miss him and his enthusiastic, patient-centered medical care, we are sure that the patients at his new surgery in Cheltenham give him an enthusiastic welcome as their new GP...
...and speaking of new GPs, we are delighted to be welcoming Dr Sarah King to Dockham Road. Dr King has been practicing in Ross-on-Wye for the past four years, prior to which she spent a year working in Abergavenny. Dr King brings a wealth of experience with her, particularly in the areas of mental health and dermatology and we look forward to working with her from November.
Good Results from the GP Patient Survey
The August results from the National GP Patient Survey have been published, and 91% of 235 Dockham Road respondents said they had a good overall experience of their GP surgery (compared with 84% nationally).
Changes to Over-the-Counter Prescribing
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed a change relating to NHS prescribing of a range of medicines, vitamins and minerals that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets. Full details of the new directive can be found here: OTC medicines letter to patients
Updated Privacy Notice
With the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on May 25th, we have updated our Privacy Notice. If you would have any questions about how your data is stored or shared, please contact a member of staff who would be happy to discuss this with you.
Extra GP appointments early evening and Saturday mornings
11 of the Forest of Dean surgeries are working together to offer extra appointments to improve patient access, please see the following link for more information: