This page has been set up to provide St Mary's patients with the latest news and key messages from the surgery. It is updated regularly.
Change of GPs
We are sad to announce that Dr Case-Upton left St Mary’s Surgery on the 29 May having worked here for eight years. Dr Case-Upton will be working for the RAF and extending his medical interests in musculoskeletal and sports medicine and we send him our best wishes in his future career. We would like to thank him for his contribution to medical care for the patients of St Mary’s over his time here.
From Monday 8 June 2020 Dr Sam Rayner will be joining us as a partner and he will take over the care of Dr Case-Upton’s patient list.
We are also pleased to announce that Dr Ben Miller will be joining the partnership on 1 June 2020 and that Dr Steve Knight is progressing well with his medical treatment and hopefully will be back with us before the end of the year.
Call for patients to take part in COVID-19 research study
St Mary’s practice is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study managed by the University of Oxford, called PRINCIPLE.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.
If you are interested in taking part in the PRINCIPLE trial, please complete the screening questionnaire to check your eligibility for this stage of the research.
If you'd like to know more about COVID-19 research and how you can contribute, please visit the Be Part of Research site, which is run by the National Institute for Health Research.
Surgery is closed on Bank Holiday Monday
Please note St Mary's surgery, our dispensary and Lloyds Pharmacy are closed this coming bank holiday, Monday 25 May.
The surgery and pharmacies will re-open as usual on Tuesday 26 May.
Date created: 19.5.20
Invitation to sign up for MJOG Messenger
St Mary’s Surgery has upgraded its text messaging service. Patients who previously signed up to MJOG and currently receive texts from us, are now invited to use MJOG Messenger.
The new MJOG Messenger app is FREE and provides safe and secure health information direct to your mobile. The app allows us to contact you with important messages, including reminders of your appointments or annual health reviews. You can also cancel appointments using MJOG without having to ring the surgery.
Messages sent via the Messenger app have no maximum limit which means the surgery can provide you with clearer, more detailed messages. All messages are sent securely and you can also PIN protect access to MJOG Messenger if you wish to.
The app only works with smart phones and you can download it from the App Store for I Phone or from Google Play for android phones, or see here for more information.
If you already receive text messages from us and you don’t have a smart phone, or don’t wish to install the app we will continue to send you text messages as we do now.
Please note you should ensure the surgery has your current contact details, including your mobile phone number, before you register for this service. Patients who order medication or book appointments via SystmOnline or similar services, will be able to update their contact details via these services.
Date created: 13.5.20
Blood pressure readings
A home blood pressure diary can be downloaded below and the completed diary emailed to the surgery. Please DO NOT use this email address for any other purpose.
Click here to download your blood pressure readings diary.
Date updated: 30.3.20