Newsletter - December 2019

Published: 31 October 2019

Willingham Pharmacy
As many of our patients will have noticed, Neil has started to enjoy his retirement and is no longer running Willingham Pharmacy.  We wish him all the very best in the future.  
Sai Narra is the new Pharmacist running Willingham Pharmacy, and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge.  The change in Pharmacists has resulted in some small changes, and we would like to thank our patients for your understanding during this transition period.  Sai will continue to support the community in Willingham and surrounding areas, and can offer advice on emergency contraception, private flu vaccines, pain management, travel advice, travel vaccines, emergency supply of medication and much more.  Please speak to him for advice and guidance regarding your medication or minor illness– no appointment needed!

We are delighted to be working with Sai and very excited about the future of Willingham Pharmacy.

Care Network

Care Network helps people to stay healthy, independent and in touch with their community.

  • Help at Home volunteers offer free short term practical and emotional support in your home to help after a hospital stay or period of illness.
  • Community Navigators offer information to older people and adults with disabilities on useful services and enjoyable activities, helping you to stay connected to your community.
  • Where appropriate, they can also refer to the wellbeing service to support individuals who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
  • The Community Development team work with local people to set up or develop small community groups or schemes.  This might include working out an action plan to get started, finding volunteers and support to apply for external funding.

For more information about Care Network services or to join this award-winning volunteer programme, please call 01954 211919 or email

Free, simple and easy to use, Doctorlink gives you 24/7 access to trusted medical advice and your GP services.

Next time, before you worry or dismiss symptoms as nothing, why not get a better idea?  Doctorlink is a new online platform and free app to check your family members’ symptoms and health issues.  It will help guide you as to whether a GP visit is appropriate or if it’s just a trip to the pharmacy that’s needed.

Download the app today or visit for further information.

Repeat Prescriptions
Please plan ahead and make sure you have enough medication.  The last date for ordering repeat prescriptions in time for the Christmas holidays is Friday 20th December.  The last date for collection before the Christmas holidays is Tuesday 24th December by 1pm at Longstanton Surgery and 6:00pm at Willingham.  The last date for ordering repeat medication before New Year will be Friday 27th December and collection is no later than 6:00pm 31st December.  The surgeries will re-open as normal on Thursday 2nd January.

Change to Christmas Extended hours
Due to the closure on Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December, we will be offering a limited number of routine appointments from 7:20am on Friday 27th December.

Christmas Lucky Squares
on aid of Magpas £1 each are available from reception in Willingham and Longstanton Surgeries.  Many prizes including food hampers and other goodies can be won so please buy a ticket or donate a prize.  Last year this raised £306 for Magpas.  Good luck!

Cambridgeshire Hearing Clinics 
The next Hearing Aid Clinics at Willingham Surgery is on 18th December 2019, 15th January 2020 & 19th February 2020 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.


We would like to thank the friends and family of Mrs Askew and Mrs Barker for your very kind donations to the surgery in memory of your loved ones.

All the Staff at the Surgery would like to wish our patients a very Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

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