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Winter Newsletter 

COVID Vaccine

We have negotiated an arrangement whereby Furnace Green patients can receive their COVID Vaccination at Saxonbrook Surgery, subject to availability.


Saxonbrook will contact patients directly to offer them an appointment. They may contact patients via text or by telephone.


Any queries should be directed to Saxonbrook where they have a dedicated team.


Patients are being invited in eligibility/priority order. Those patients over 80, and healthcare workers, will be invited first. All other patients should await contact from Saxonbrook.


Housebound and care home patients will be vaccinated via a specialist team and will be contacted directly. It is hoped that these patients could be offered a vaccine as soon as the end of January but this cannot be confirmed at the moment.

Flu Vaccinations

We can now offer Flu Vaccinations to all patients aged 50 and over (subject to availability).

Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

COVID Clinical Trial

Furnace Green Surgery is supporting a clinical trial about COVID-19. The PRINCPLE Trial is primary care’s flagship Urgent Public Health clinical trial platform.  It is the only truly national trial of treatments for COVID-19 in the community and is endorsed by the Chief Medical Officers of the four UK nations. We are seeking to recruit people with symptoms of COVID-like-illness who are aged 50 and over and have a comorbidity, or who are aged 65 and over, with or without comorbidity.

If you are in the stated age category and you currently feel unwell with COVID-19 symptoms OR you have had a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection AND are unwell, and would like to know about joining a clinical trial click or call 0800 138 0880.

Local Health Network News: September 2020: view this article here

Citizens Advice Bureau Survey

The CAB have invited patients in the BAME category to complete a survey designed to research the impact of COVID. Please follow the link to access the survey:

Information regarding the research can be found in the following document CAB COVID Research Project

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have a pre-booked appointment. All enquiries should be made via the telephone or an email during the COVID Crisis.

Text Messaging

The surgery has recently upgraded it's clinical system where we can now text you about almost anything to do with your health.  The linked service to our clinical system is AccuRx which you will see on your device when you receive a text message from us.

This will not replace your messages to remind you about your appointments, but more for one off messages that we need to send to you.  At the bottom of each message you will always see the surgery address as confirmation that the message has come from us.

EU settlement scheme info.

Please read the attachment here if you were not born in the UK but are a resident.

Recycle your Asthma Inhalers

GSK "Complete the Cycle" Inhaler Recycling Scheme.


It will help you access services even when we are closed. If you are already registered with us, we no longer request ID to register for online services.  Just answer a few simple ID confirmation questions and we can set you up.


Next PPG Meeting

We will be holding a PPG Meeting via Zoom in the New Year (2021). If you would be interested in joining, please email

We welcome new members every time.

Appointment Text Reminders

We are sending appointment reminders by text to all of our patients who we have mobile telephone numbers for 24 hours before their appointments. Please make sure we have an up to date mobile number for you by speaking with a member of our reception team or click on 'Contact Us' and send us an email to inform us of your mobile number.


Plan to Meet GMS / PMS Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service.

It is a contractual requirement for practices to enable patients to have online access to a more detailed version of their medical record (rather than the ‘Patient Summary’ version currently available online) by the 31st March 2016. This practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from this date. When viewing your recorded Data, you must take care in determining your interpretation of what the Data is identifying. 

You would need to apply for Online Access.  Please contact the surgery for the form .

These dates are subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:-

To book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online

To order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances

To view online and print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient

We promote our online services to our patients through this website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group.

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