News and important notices

Dr Wright leaving the practice

After 31 years as a GP at Friarsgate , I am writing this to inform my patients that I shall be retiring on 31st March 2024. It is with mixed feelings that I write this, as I have enjoyed my time as a GP here so much. I have been fortunate to work with a […]

CQC Inspection

20160331_tell_us_poster (1) Each year the CQC inspect thousands of care providers. Information from patients helps CQC decide when and where to inspect. Please see the attached poster for more information on how you can give your views.

Veteran Friendly Practice

Veteran Friendly Practice  Armed Forces Covenant To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and […]

Friends & Family Test

The Friends and Family TEST (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. Listening to the views of patients and staff helps identify what is working well, what can be improved and how. If you attend […]

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women. For more information or to download the Healthier Together App please visit: Home :: Healthier Together (  

Seasonal Influenza vaccinations for 2-3 year olds

Parents and guardians of children aged to 2-3 years old will soon be receiving letters to inform them their child is eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination and to contact their GP practice to book this.  We kindly request that you wait for the practice to contact you to book this appointment. Practices will not […]

Seasonal Flu and COVID Autumn Booster programme

We are currently in the process of organising two mass vaccination programmes scheduled to begin in late September 2023. These programmes will cover Seasonal Influenza and the COVID Autumn Booster. Appointments will be available at weekend sessions, providing a wide range of choices for your convenience. The vaccination programs will take place at Badger Farm […]

Access to treatments for COVID-19 – changes from 27 June

NHS England has written to the majority of patients who are currently eligible for treatments for COVID-19, to inform them the way they access these treatments is changing. From Tuesday 27 June, eligible patients will be able to self-refer to the COVID Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU), which provides antiviral medicines to patients who have tested positive […]

May Bank Holiday’s Practice Opening Hours

Monday 1st May 2023 Early Spring Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed. Monday 8th May 2023 King’s Coronation Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed. Monday 29th May 2023 May Day Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed.   If you are unwell while the practice is closed with something that will not wait until we reopen […]

Friarsgate FOCUS Newsletter Spring 2023

Please click on the lick below to read our latest practice newsletter.   Friarsgate Focus Spring 2023

Easter Opening Hours

The Friarsgate Practice will be closed for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. The practice will close at 6:30Pm on Thursday 6th April and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 11th April. If you have a medical issue that will not wait until the practice reopens please call 111 for medical emergency’s in this time please […]

Female focussed: Evening talks on women’s health and the menopause

Sessions in 2023 with specialist speakers and question and answer sessions. Chaired by Dr Helen Thomas 7th February Women’s continence: Why incontinence is not normal. 14th March Menopause and sex: Vaginal health, libido and HRT. 18th April Menopause…what?! An introduction to the menopause and exploring symptoms. These will all be held at main Friarsgate Weeke. […]