Welcome to Laurel House Surgery
Laurel House Surgery was originally founded by Dr McFee around 1910, followed by Dr McColl.
Dr Goodliffe and Dr Weston-Smith then took over and ran the surgery which was also where Dr Weston-Smith lived for many years. Since then the surgery has progressed and today offers a wide variety of facilities, including computer aided records - which help our busy practice operate efficiently and expert staff who aim to deliver high quality patient care.
We now have 9 Doctors, who employ a wide range of specially trained employees including Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs). Each member of staff is bound by the same rules of confidentiality as your Doctor and may ask you, when booking an appointment, questions to help you see the most appropriate clinician. We appreciate your help with this as they are trying to help you with the utmost efficiency.
URGENT PATIENT COMMUNICATION
Due to local Covid-19 infection rates we are experiencing a high volume of staff isolation and sickness. We are working as hard as we can to maintain our usual service but please note, it may take us longer to answer your calls at this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
From 19 July face covering will still be required when entering Laurel House Surgery and Fazeley Surgery, unless you are exempt. In line with official public health advice, measures remain in place across all healthcare services to protect patients, visitors and staff.
August Bank Holiday
Please note that the Practice will be closed on Monday 30th August for the August Bank Holiday. For out of hours assistance please call NHS 111 or in an emergency dial 999. We reopen on Tuesday 31st August at 8.00am.
WHAT IF I AM FEELING ILL AND THINK I HAVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?
If you are worried you may have Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have any of the main symptoms (see below), get a test as soon as possible by booking online by following this link, https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/antigen or by calling 119.
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:
- Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
- You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.
Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.
Call 111 if you cannot get help online or you are unsure what to do. Do not go to places like a GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.
For more information on Coronavirus, self-isolating and up to date restriction guidance please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The Practice will be closed one Tuesday afternoon from 1pm each month for staff training and clinical updates, we will reopen the next morning at 8.00am as usual. If you require medical attention while we are closed please call NHS 111 and in an emergency dial 999.
We will be closed on the following afternoons from 1.00pm - 6.30pm:
- Tuesday 20 April 2021
- Tuesday 18 May 2021
- Tuesday 15 June 2021
- Tuesday 20 July 2021
- Tuesday 17 August 2021
- Tuesday 21 September 2021
Laurel House Summer 2020 Newsletter
PPG Newsletter Summer 2020
Parking and disabled access
At Laurel House Surgery there is limited patient parking provided in our car park situated on the corner of Albert Road and Marmion Street, with access from Albert Road. In order to help other patients we ask that you only park there whilst visiting the surgery. On arrival please tell the receptionist if you would prefer to be seen downstairs.
Parking at the Fazeley surgery is available in the surgery car park. We provide ramped access and toilet facilities for use by disabled patients.
(Site updated 09/09/2021)