Welcome to Thorpe Road 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.
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)**
Changes to surgery procedures as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19)
In order to keep our patients and staff safe, we have implemented some changes to our routine systems, including those for appointments, prescriptions, and queries. These changes are focused on reducing unnecessary footfall into the surgery.
All appointments will be assessed by a clinician over the phone. If the clinician feels you need to be assessed face to face, arrangements will be made on an individual basis.
All prescriptions will be processed electronically. If you have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to them via the Electronic Prescription Service. There are a very small number of medications for which we are unable to process prescriptions electronically – you will be advised if any of your medications fall into this category and alternative arrangements will be made for you.
For routine queries, please use the NHS website or contact us by phone.
If you need a fit note (sick certificate) due to self-isolation, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note and follow the instructions on the website.
If you have queries about shielding (for example, if you have received a letter from the government advising you to shield, or if you believe you should have received one), please refer to the FAQ's here. Information can be found relating to specific conditions and medications not covered in these FAQ's via the following links:
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
If you feel you fit the criteria for an exemption from the government's rules regarding face coverings on public transport, please check the website of your public transport provider (e.g. Stagecoach buses) to see what evidence they require you to present, as this varies across providers. The surgery is unfortunately not able to offer assistance with this.
Doctorlink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line.You can register here: https://app.doctorlink.com/thorperoadsurgery/register .
The symptom checker will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem. The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.
If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you can simply click on the ‘request appointment’ link. Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the practice team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).
You can also download the App on Google Play or Apple
Evening and Weekend Appointments
As well as offering extended access every Thursday evening at the surgery, our patients can book evening and weekend appointments for a range of services, including routine GP appointments, with the GP Hub. Click the banner above to make an appointment.
Access & Parking
There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and wide doors to allow for wheelchair access.
Ample free car parking is available for our patients when attending the surgery.