Patient care and safety is of the highest importance to us and so it is vital that we ensure all our staff are trained so that we can continue to offer high levels of care. This does mean we will need to close the surgery for the afternoon from 12:30pm on the dates listed below. If you have an urgent medical problem whilst we are shut, please call 03000 2400005 or in an emergency, call 999. We thank you for your understanding.
We are upgrading our telephone system to improve the experience when you telephone the surgery.
The new telephone system goes live on Thursday 17th June 2021. We have planned for the switch over to be smooth. Please bear with us and accept our apologies for any problems encountered on the day.
Farnham Road Practice
Farnham Road Practice is now in a phase of LOCK-DOWN due to the COVID-19 Pandemic to protect vulnerable patients and health care staff. Farnham Road Practice has had to close Weekes Drive Surgery on 18th March until further notice. Weekes Drive Surgery is presently hosting Slough covid hot site service.
All Prescriptions will be sent directly to the pharmacy (please add your nominated pharmacy to your repeat if we do not already know this). You will NOT be allowed to collect the prescription from the Surgery. If you have not nominated a pharmacy it will be sent to B&P pharmacy located beside the Weekes Drive Surgery. (6 Stoney Meade, Slough SL1 2YL)
If you would like to book an appointment to speak to a doctor, please call the Surgery or use e-consult which you can find here. you will not be able to make an appointment at the reception desk.
All Letters, Correspondence and sick notes will be available for collection between 8am – 10am and 4pm – 6pm Monday to Friday from Farnham Road Surgery. You will NOT be allowed in to collect paperwork at any other time.
The minor illness and injury unit at Slough Walk in Centre is to be temporarily suspended as part of the national effort to combat Covid-19 (coronavirus).
In recent weeks local health services have changed the way they work in order to support the national effort to halt the spread and the impact of the virus.
Hospitals have postponed some elective surgery, GPs have moved to a phone or online initial appointment system and many other services are operating remotely – all in line with national guidance.
Many NHS staff have been redeployed into new, temporary roles, to increase the response to Covid-19 and to support those treating the most seriously ill patients.
The impact of the virus and the national lockdown – with most people now staying at home as instructed – has resulted in attendances at the Slough Walk in Centre falling by 73 per cent.
In order to make the best use of resources, local NHS commissioners have taken the decision to suspend services at the Slough Walk in Centre from Thursday 30 April 2020.
When the surgery is closed you will hear a recorded message with the telephone number of our out-of-hours service (111). This is provided by NHS 111 (out-of-hours service) and the cover is provided from 18:30 to 08:00 (Mon-Fri) and all day Saturday/Sunday and Bank holidays.
Many problems can be dealt with over the telephone or you may be asked to attend a local surgery.
Only housebound patients will be visited at home.
In a genuine emergency, you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally.
Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:
If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.
Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.
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