IMPORTANT: In line with NHS England Guidelines, only those in 'At Risk' Groups can have flu vaccinations first.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept email requests for GP advice or queries. Please use E-consult or phone into reception to make a telephone appointment with the GP.
Welcome to Framlingham Medical Practice
"Striving to deliver outstanding service every day"
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
To all our patients
The Practice would like to say a huge thank you for all the kind words and support you have offered us during this difficult time. As we begin to try to reinstate services we ask for your continued support and patience.
Flu Vaccination Update
Please ring the surgery in the afternoons if you are 50-64 years old and are interested in having a flu jab. We will then put you on a waiting list, once we have received the stock of vaccinations we will contact you with details of the clinic.
If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature (over 37.8) and or loss or change to sense of smell or taste, please STAY AT HOME for 7 days. DO NOT book a GP appointment or attend the Practice. If you live with other people they should stay at home for at least 14 days to avoid spreading the infection. If your symptoms are serious or getting worse NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that will tell you if you need further medical help. Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot get online. For the latest advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
For our patients struggling with ongoing Covid-19 symptoms here's a useful link:
Useful advice for patients recovering from Covid-19
Patient Covid Survey
Please click the link to see how the heath care services have changed during the Covid Pandemic. The patient survey is also linked below if you wish to partake.
Patient letter re Covid questionnaire
Covid Questionnaire https://surveys.eahsn.org/zs/BQhQMA
All appointments should be made over the phone with reception and they will book you in with the appropriate clinician. GP consultations are initially by telephone/video consult or alternatively you can fill out an eConsult (no username or password needed) and the GP will then decide if you need to be seen face to face.
These measures serve to:
Limit the risk of infecting patients coming to the surgery
Protect our staff from infection, so they can continue to deliver vital services to patients
Minimise the risk of inadvertently spreading COVID-19 to the wider communityIf you are unable to make your appointment please let reception know and we can offer it to another patient.
Temporary Notice - Repeat Prescription Ordering
To reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus to our patients and staff, we regret that we cannot, until further notice, accept PAPER repeart prescription requests. You can order your new prescription in one of the following ways;
Via EMAIL at IESCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org or IESCCG.email@example.com, please include your NAME, DATE OF BIRTH and ADDRESS
ONLINE via the surgery website (you must have registered for online services with our Reception team) Please specifiy Earl Soham Delivery if you require delivery to this site.
Using the NHS app (available on iOS or Andriod)
TELEPHONE - call 01728 723957 (Framlingham) or 01728 684153 (Earl Soham) and speak to a member of the Dispensary Team. Please only call this number if you are unable to contact us via any of the above methods. We thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
To use our online service to book appointments, order medication and access your coded medical record please click on the link below. Please note you must have registered with reception to use these services.
Call recording has been introduced for all incoming and outgoing calls. This will be a great assistance for monitoring the quality of calls and for training purposes.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
All patients at our surgery have a named GP (usual GP) who is responsible for a patient's overall care at the Practice. If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask during your next consultation or at reception. This will not affect patients' care and you can see any member of the clinical team of your choice.
The named GP will take lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all services and ensure their delivery where required.
My Care Record
My Care Record enables health and care professionals to access information about you to improve your care.
Providing you with:
- Better co-ordinated and seamless care
- Quicker diagnosis and treatment
- Less paperwork and less repetition
- Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
- More accurate prescriptions
- More time to spend on clinical care
- Better health and care planning
Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold records about your care separately. Often, only health and care professionals within the same organisation can see this information. This means it can be difficult for them to work together to deliver the best care.
My Care Record is an approach to improving care by joining up health and care information. Wherever possible, health and care professionals will be able to access your records from other services when it is needed for your care. This will make it easier and faster for them to make the best decisions. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.
Several different secure computer systems are used across the region. These allow health and care professionals to digitally access your records held by other services. In some areas systems are already in place, in other areas more work is underway to invest in the technology needed.
The approach also provides an agreement between all the health and care organisations involved. This means they commit to sharing information in a secure way to help improve your care. The My Care Record approach is in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which provides the legal basis to share information between health and care services when it is needed to deliver care. All your information will be held securely.
Certain information – that doesn’t identify you – will also be used to help improve services and plan for the future. For example, it will help us plan for the number of doctors, nurses and care workers needed to look after you in the future.
More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk.
Opportunities at the Surgery
Please look on our staff vacancies page (on the toolbar below)
(Site updated 23/11/2020)