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Website undergoing an upgrade

On afternoon 9th December our website will be undergoing an upgrade and will be unavailable until the morning of the 10th December. Thank you for your patience.

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New Website in the making

A new Three Chequers Medical Practice website is in the making and will be ready for launch soon. This will be a brand new website built from the bottom up using the latest digital technology and showcasing what we are all about and deliver the best possible website experience for our patients. Watch this space.


Bulb syringing

Bulb syringing is a safe, alternate way to remove ear wax. Bulb syringes can be easily purchased from us and allow you to clear your ears from wax in
your own home. 

Available from Endless Street Dispensary, Porton Dispensary & Winterslow Dispensary
£5.00 each

Ear syringing


Newsletter 

Our Autumn 2019 newsletter is available below in pdf format. Click on the button below to view it or pick up a paper copy from one of our branches.

Autumn Newsletter


From the 2nd October - The following (non NHS) services have stopped

The completion of the these documents by the GP for :

Power of Attorney

Advance Directive or Living Will

Capacity Assessments

Countersign Passport photos

From the 1st November there is a Change in fees for - NON NHS SERVICES 

Non NHS Services Information


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One single telephone number for all surgeries within the Practice

From 1st September 2019 we will be using one single telephone number for all surgeries within the Practice! T: 01722 336441


Dispensing update

- loss of dispensing to the Old Sarum and Longhedge areaDispensing News

NHS England have recently conducted a rurality review of the Old Sarum and Longhedge Village areas.  They have made the decision that this area with its growing housing development and increase in amenities has changed considerably since the last review and should now be considered part of Salisbury.  As a result this area can no longer be considered rural and they have withdrawn the controlled locality status with a three months’ notice period. 

Therefore this means that we will no longer be able to provide the medication to people living in the Old Sarum and Longhedge area. 

All of our patients that are affected should have already received a letter from NHS England explaining this and will now need to have their prescriptions made up at a pharmacy.  Please can you let the dispensary team know which Pharmacy you have decided to use so that they can arrange for your prescriptions to be sent to that Pharmacy.  Please pass any complaints or concerns back to NHS England as explained in their letter.

Dispensing services and staff shortages

Unfortunately we are experiencing significant staff shortages in the dispensary at present. 

As a result we will need to temporarily adjust the level of service we can provide as we will no longer be able to provide daily controlled drug collection at the Winterslow or Endless Street surgery sites and we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide acute prescriptions following appointments in the Winterslow or Endless Street sites for eligible patients. 

The dispensary team are working extremely hard and we are actively trying to recruit new members of staff but this process does take some time.

We would be very grateful for your patience during this time.

Dr Sam Dominey, Dispensing Lead


Rural dispensing practices

In this country need to all sign this petition (including your patients) to keep rural dispensing safe and secure for the future

Petitions can be found at https://petition.parliament.uk/  Please download this poster for more information.

One Mile Rule Poster


Evening & Weekend Appointments now available


Dr Judy Walters has decided to hang up her stethoscope and will finish clinical work at the end of June this year

Judy will remain a Partner at Three Chequers but her role will change to Clinical Director of the Sarum South Primary Care Network. 


VACANCIES (click here)

We are currently recruiting!!  Please see link for the positions available. Please see Staff Vacancies in our footer.  Call into our Endless Street Surgery to request an application pack.


 Fax Line discontinued from September 2019

From 1st September 2019 we will no longer have an active fax line. We are moving towards a more secure and reliable electronic form of communication.

For prescription requests please use: prescriptions.3chequers@nhs.net 

For all other enquires please use: three.chequers@nhs.net


Sepsis awareness

Severe sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body's response to an infection attacks its own tissues and organs. If severe sepsis is not spotted and treated quickly, it can rapidly lead to organ failure and death. More information

 Sepsis - Leaflet


 

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