• Keep Calm and Be Kind

    Over the past few months our teams have been experiencing more and more abuse from a small minority of patients who feel they can shout and swear at us when we are not able to meet their expectations.  We are sure you will agree this is not appropriate behaviour towards our loyal and dedicated staff members.

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We are aware that the volume of incoming calls to the practice is currently unprecedented. We are very sorry that this means you may have problems getting through to us. We have checked with our telephony provider who has confirmed that the lines are currently extremely busy. There are no errors with our lines and the system is working correctly.

We have had to disable online appointments booking due to Covid and we have also been advised to discourage patients from entering the building with queries. Both of these mean there are significant extra pressures on the telephone lines.

We are looking into workaround solutions but in the meantime please send us a message via your SystmOnline account or complete an e-consult via our website if you are trying to contact us about a medical matter. If you are not registered for SystmOnline please email the practice at parkparadesurgery@nhs.net to request registration – you will need to send either photos or scanned copies of your ID (photo ID & proof of address) and will then receive log in details.
Please do not use the email address for any other correspondence.

We will keep the situation under review and look to make continual improvements where we can

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working to keep both our patients and staff safe. Therefore, where possible, we are offering a remote consultation as an alternative to attending the practice in person.

If you agree to a remote consultation the GP or healthcare professional may need to receive and store images taken by patients for clinical purposes. This will only be done in the interests of the patient where it is necessary for providing health care and with patient consent. The approach to video consulting, image sharing, and storage is the same as it would be for face to face interactions.

Occasionally these images may be of an intimate area. Please be assured we will never ask for images of an intimate area of a child to be sent.

For adults, verbal consent will always be sought during a telephone consultation with a Clinician and documented before images of an intimate area are received by the Practice. If we need to store images on your GP record this will be only for as long as necessary. It is a patient’s choice to share an image either of their own accord or at the request of the health professional treating you. Refusal to share an image does not prevent access to care and treatment or result in patients receiving an inferior standard of care. Further details about how remote consultation works can be obtained here.


As part of our continued COVID-19 safety measures, we request that all patients who are visiting the building for a face-to-face appointment please wear a face mask (or other suitable covering eg scarf over the nose and mouth).
This is in line with NHS policy and is to safeguard the wellbeing of our patients and staff alike.
We thank you for your co-operation.

If you call to book an appointment you will in the first instance receive a phone call from a GP, who will then decide whether you need to attend the surgery. This is in an effort to keep everybody safe and reduce the transmission of the Coronavirus.

Online booking of appointments has been suspended on advice from NHS England. This is because we need to triage all appointments to mitigate the risks associated with potentially infected patients attending the Practice.
To book an appointment please telephone the surgery.

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Important Notice for Patients

We are currently not accepting enquiries by email and instead ask that you contact us:

  • using the e-consult tool if you need advice from a GP on a medical problem
  • using the NHS App
  • using the secure messaging feature within SystmOnline (which also enables you to order repeat medications or request a medication that is not on repeat but that you have had within the last 12 months)
  • by phone if you are not able to do any of the above

If you have Online Access and your query is a medical one then please use the messaging option within online services and you can contact us this way instead. This is preferable to an email as it’s more confidential and goes straight onto your medical record. The surgery mailbox is also very busy and we can’t always reply the same day. 

We thank you for your co-operation in this unusual situation!

For further updates and information about Coronavirus please visit our Coronavirus Updates page.

Our practice team consists of 6 GPs, a physiotherapist, a shared team (within the medical centre) of practice nurses and healthcare assistants, a community midwife, counsellors and the District Nursing and Health Visitor teams.

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Practice News
  • 09Nov 2021

    Keep Calm and Be Kind

    Whilst we are exceptionally grateful for the lovely patients who are so kind and courteous to our staff (this is most of you); over the past few months our teams have been experiencing more and more abuse from a small minority of patients who feel they can shout and swear at us when we are not able to meet their expectations. We are sure you will agree this is not appropriate behaviour towards our loyal and dedicated staff members who are doing their absolute best to help in circumstances that remain challenging.

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  • 25Oct 2021
  • 20Sep 2021

    Why are GP Practices still working differently?

    The pandemic is not over. GP practices worked hard to provide a service throughout lockdown and continue to do so. To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact.

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