Newsletter - July 2019

Published: 03 June 2019

Mobile Telephone numbers
Please ensure we have your up to date mobile telephone number.  It is important we have the correct mobile number for you so we are able to contact you via text with important information regarding your care.  We do not send text messages for marketing or research purposes.

Sponsored Walk for Macmillan Cancer Support
Our Nursing Assistant Jan is taking part in the Thames Path Mighty Hike on Saturday 20th July 2019.  She will be walking 26 Miles from Windsor to Henley in order to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.  

If you would like to sponsor Jan the fundraising website address is Alternatively you are welcome to make Cash donations at Willingham Surgery, where there is a sponsor form and donation tin available at Reception.

If your GP refers you…. You can Choose
If your GP needs to refer you for a physical or mental health condition, the NHS constitution says you can choose which hospital or service you go to.  Patient Choice allows you to:
  • Go somewhere you prefer parking
  • Be treated as soon as possible
  • Be closer to home or family
  • Be closer to work
  • Choose a particular consultant

Ask your GP, call the Choice E-referral manager on 01223 725571/01223 725572 or visit and search 'services near you' for further information about which options are open to you when being referred by the GP.  A choice is available for most patients in most circumstances.  There are exceptions, for example if you are being sent to a triage service or if you need to be seen urgently. 

Stock up for summer!
The warmer weather often means that we spend more time getting out and about. That’s why it is even more important to make sure you stock up on some summer self-care essentials in case you need them.
Key first aid essentials include:
  • Painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
  • Antihistamines for allergies/hay fever
  • Antiseptic cream for bites and stings
  • Sunscreen at least factor 15
  • Plasters and bandages
  • Diarrhoea/constipation relief medication
  • Travel sickness medication

Carers Support Meetings
Meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month.  If you are a carer, please pop along and get some support from other people in the local community. Refreshments provided no need to pre-book and completely FREE!  Please contact Sue Lawson at the surgery or email her at for more information.

Cambridgeshire Hearing Clinics
The next Hearing Aid Clinics at Willingham Surgery are on Weds 17th July, Weds 21st August & 18th September from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  No appointment necessary, just pop along for your free NHS hearing aid batteries and for help and advice regarding hearing loss.

A&E is not an alternative to a GP appointment. If we are closed, please call 111.