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Response to article in May edition of Stanton Steamer regarding pharmacy application

Stanton Surgery Pharmacy Application - The Facts

Stanton Surgery’s Pharmacy Application – the Facts

The practice would like to correct some inaccurate statements made in this month’s Stanton Steamer by stating the following facts:

• The practice has made an application to open a pharmacy

• The purpose of making this application is to protect the dispensing service at Stanton Surgery from compulsorily having to cease if a corporate pharmacy chain or independent pharmacy makes a successful application to open in the village

• If the application is successful, patients of Ixworth, Botesdale and Woolpit surgeries who live in Stanton will still be able to obtain their medication from their own practice

• This is because all three of the other surgeries have already made successful applications to run their own pharmacies from their own premises

• If the application is successful, patients will not notice any change in the way their medication is dispensed from the surgery

• If the application is unsuccessful, dispensing services at Stanton Surgery will be protected from corporate or independent pharmacies opening for the next five years

Prescription Delivery Service Launch

Our new prescription delivery service from the Stanton surgery for all registered patients has been launched. We are able to deliver to collection points at the post office in Hopton, Barningham and Garboldisham. If you feel that you may be eligible for this service our Dispensary staff will be able to advise you - 01359 253701

Flu vaccinations

Book your flu vaccination now - appointments available on-line and at reception

Improvements to our online access facility

Check out the Online Services section for details!


Vacancies at the practice can be found HERE


Our Practice is committed to develop the delivery of better care to our patients utilising the Information Technology developed through and under the direction of NHS England. We currently use Summary Care Record, GP2GP Transfer and Patient Access Online for appointments, repeat medication requests and viewable summary care record. The Practice is committed to include detailed coded information as part of the Patient Access Online facility by 31st March 2016.


Practice Charter

Your doctors will always do their best for you. But they need your help to provide the best care for all patients. Please show your support by following these simple guidelines:

  • Please treat your doctor and their staff as you would expect to be treated by them—with politeness and respect. Violent or aggressive patients may be removed from the practice list.
  • Please cancel appointments that you cannot attend or no longer need—somebody else is always waiting.
  • Please think twice before calling a doctor to your home—is a visit really necessary?
  • Please do not expect a prescription every time you visit the surgery—good advice is often the best treatment.
  • Please remember that you can find basic health information elsewhere—for example from NHS Direct.
  • Please request your repeat prescription in good time—this will help avoid delays.
  • Please remember that doctors are only human—they cannot solve all your problems and some illnesses cannot be cured. If you do have a genuine complaint, please contact the practice manager first. This is the quickest way to solve any problems.

Thank you for helping your surgery to provide a better service.

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