We developed our quarterly “Surgery Snippets” newsletter 20 years ago, with the primary aim of involving our patients in current activities, health promotion campaigns and surgery news.

In that time we’ve covered a lot of ground, but still continue to promote the old chestnuts .…

stopping smoking is the biggest positive change to your health that you can make” 

“please allow 2 working days to process your repeat prescription!”

Before we moved into our current building in 2000, we used the newsletter to gain patients’ opinions about which aspects of the surgery layout/running they liked and which they wished to see changed, so that all opinions were taken into account during planning stages.  This worked very successfully and shaped the changes that benefit everyone today.


We’ve always popped a copy of the newsletter into SAEs returned to patients with their repeat prescription, ensuring that those who least visit the surgery remain aware of current activities. Over the last few years we’ve increased circulation significantly by emailing it to those patients for whom we hold an email address. If you’d like to add yourself to the email list, please drop us an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so we can add you in time for the next edition.  If there are any ideas you’d like us to incorporate into future editions, please let one of us know.

You can download copies of all our most recent newsletters below (listed latest first):