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Dates Surgery Closed for Staff Training

Once a month, the surgery closes at 1pm for training. This is called Protected Learning Time (PLT). This time is used to ensure that the surgery and all its staff are up to date with the latest developments, training and procedures. 

The forthcoming dates for these ‘training afternoons’ in 2017 are:

Wednesday 5th April

Thursday  18th May

Wednesday 21st June

Wednesday 12th July

Non in August.

Wednesday 20th September

Wednesday 11th October

Thursday 16th November

No December PLT

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

We’ll keep you informed of further dates.

Long Term Conditions






Mental Health





A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

Like all organs, the brain needs the oxygen and nutrients provided by blood to function properly. If the supply of blood is restricted or stopped, brain cells begin to die. This can lead to brain damage and possibly death.

Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

The NHS Stroke Act FAST pages offer a great deal of information about stroke, including how to recognise the signs, some real stories of stroke sufferers and advice on how to live your life after a stroke.

Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA),

A transient ischaemic attack (TIA), or 'mini-stroke', is caused by a temporary fall in the blood supply to part of the brain, leading to a lack of oxygen to the brain. This can cause symptoms that are similar to a stroke, although they don’t last as long. A TIA lasts only a few minutes and is usually resolved within 24 hours

As TIAs are serious, it is important that they are always investigated so that appropriate treatment can be given quickly. With treatment, the risk of a further TIA or a full stroke can be greatly reduced.

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