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Littlebourne Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages and social distancing during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Littlebourne Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy (our preferred option)
  2. Collect in person from Littlebourne Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 721515, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (Bridge Health Centre or London Road) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.


 Cossington House Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Cossington House Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy
  2. Collect in person from London Road Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 763377, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (London Road or Bridge Health Centre) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.

 Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this temporary arrangement may cause you

On behalf of the Partners thank you for your co-operation - Canterbury Medical Practice


COVID 19 - Medication Information 

As a practice, we recognise that supply of medication is crucial at this difficult time and that it is natural to feel anxious about any disruption. We are assured that no significant shortages are expected, and there are plans in place to maintain supplies. It's important that patients only order what they need at the usual time. There is no need to stockpile or order earlier than usual. This will help limit the pressure on our reception staff, dispensary and community pharmacies. If you are self-isolating, another adult can collect medication on your behalf - it doesn't need to be a relative. We will update patients as soon as possible if there any changes to prescription systems. Thank you for your co-operation

Other NHS Therapy Services

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists deal with human function and movement and help people to achieve their full physical potential. They take an holistic approach to promote, maintain and restore well-being. Physiotherapists are medically trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of physical problems. Your treatment might include massage and mobilization as well as exercise designed to strengthen your body. Physiotherapy is tailored to individual needs to reduce pain and maximize movement and function.

Osteopathy

Osteopathy is an established and recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays its main emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It recognises that much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body as well as damage caused by disease.

Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medicine, but its main strength lies in the holistic way the person is assessed from a mechanical, postural and psycho emotional perspective.

Osteopaths use their hands to carry out a variety of manipulative techniques. These may include muscle and connective tissue stretching, rhythmic joint articulations, high velocity thrust techniques to improve the mobility of joints, or gentle releasing techniques, such as cranial osteopathy.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of therapy in which fine needles are inserted into specific points of the body. It is used mainly for pain relief in musculoskeletal conditions.

The benefits of acupuncture include pain relief, relaxation of muscle spasm, an anti-inflammatory effect, improved sleep patterns, improved well-being and increased energy levels.

Acupuncture generally has a cumulative effect and you might not notice improvement until you have had 2 or 3 sessions. You should not be concerned if you experience some aching or a tingly sensation which sometimes continues for a short period after treatment.

 
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