We are currently working to support the delivery of urgent Covid booster vaccinations before the end of the month as requested by the Prime Minister.
We ask that you do NOT contact us concerning routine medical matters at this time.
If your need is urgent or you are concerned that you may have cancer, please continue to log an AskMyGP request.
Booster vaccination invitations for eligible patients will be sent by SMS/text message shortly, so please do NOT contact us regarding these.
Thank you for your understanding.
Covid Booster Vaccines
If you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination you can go to a walk-in clinic, with no need for an appointment. See list of walk-in clinics HERE
Or you can make a booking by calling 0344 257 3961 - this is also the number to call if you have any questions and there is no need to call this surgery.
You do not need to wait to be invited by the NHS – you can check your eligibility for a booster HERE
It is very important to have the booster to protect your own health and health of your loved ones. Rates of infection continue to increase and having the booster will give you an extra layer of protection over the winter months.
Please take action now.
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From Monday 19th July 2021, we can confirm that all staff at the Surgery will continue to wear masks and PPE beyond the 19th July during face-to-face consultations.
We kindly request that all patients attending the Surgery also continue to wear a facemask or covering (unless clinically exempt) until further notice. We will continue to operate a social distancing model on our premises. We have made this decision in line with Government advice on maintaining the use of masks and face coverings in health settings.
Complying with our policy will ensure the ongoing protection of clinically vulnerable patients and staff, and will also mean that we can maintain open access to our services while reducing the risk of transmission to our staff and the impact this would have on our ability to operate.
We thank you for your cooperation and support
Stowhealth has changed the way you can book your appointment with AskMyGP.
Save time and book online - no more queuing on the telephone! Just click on the askmyGP logo above.
Available daily between 8:00am until 6:30pm, Monday to Friday
We will usually get back to you within 2 hours (after 4:30pm it might be the next day)
You can request a particular doctor or nurse (so long as they’re working)
You can choose to be contacted by the surgery by telephone or secure message
If we need to see you we will usually give you an appointment the same day
You will need to register the first time you use askmyGP, but this can easily be done without any paperwork.
AskmyGP is available to all our patients, and you can use it to ask about your children or other people you care for (if they are registered with us).
For help on registering for the first time, click here for a short video
*NEW* NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service
The NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) offers patients the option of having a face-to-face or remote consultation with a pharmacist following an initial assessment by a Stowhealth Care Navigator.
The practice care navigator will make a digital referral to a convenient pharmacy, where the patient will receive pharmacist advice and treatment for a range of minor illnesses. (NB. Referrals for urgent prescriptions from general practice are not covered by this service).
Should the patient need to be escalated or referred to an alternative service, the pharmacist can arrange this. The service is helping to alleviate pressure on GP appointments and emergency departments, in addition to harnessing the skills and medicines knowledge of pharmacists.
I wish to inform all my patients that I am retiring from the Stowhealth partnership, my last date being the 14th January 2022. Thank you to all those who have put their trust in me, I hope that I have helped you in some way big or small.
As I am unable to let go completely of the excellent general practice that is Stowhealth I shall be returning occasionally as a Locum GP. I know that I leave you in the very capable hands of the remaining partners here.
I wish you all the very best for the future.
Dr Jeremy Halfhide
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Weekdays: Monday - Friday 8am - 6:30pm
Weekends: Saturday 8:30 - 12:00 (prebooked appointments only)
Telephone lines closed.
Tel: 01449 776000
StowHealth Surgery, Violet Hill House, Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1NL
Email: email@example.com use for general and non-medical queries only- mailbox is usually checked once a day.