Practice closure 19 September 2022
Monday 19th September
St Martin's Practice will be closed on Monday 19 September as a mark of respect on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. We have contacted all patients who had booked appointments in the 19th to rearrange them. If you had an appointment booked for that day and haven’t heard from us, please give us a call to rebook. Thank you.
Flu & covid vaccinations 2022
This year we are once again offering joint Covid booster & flu vaccine clinics, together with our neighburing practices in Chapeltown Primary Care Network. The clinics will take place at Woodhouse Medical Practice.
Invitations to book were sent by text on Thursday 15th September. Please use the link in the text to book, no login is required.
Who is eligible for flu and covid?
- People aged 50 years and older
- Residents in care homes
- Those in a clinical risk group (age 5+) eg with diabetes or asthma
- Health and social care staff
Care Quality Commission inspection
St Martins is being inspected by the Care Quality Commission in August 2022.
At our last inspection in 2018 we were found to be GOOD, report here (stated as archived only as St Martins has moved location since the last Inspection).
CQC welcomes feedback from patients as part of the inspection process. If you would like to give feedback about us and our services then please complete this form.
Fear of flying
Patients often come to us requesting the doctor or nurse to prescribe diazepam for fear of flying or assist with sleep during flights. Diazepam is a sedative, which means it makes you sleepy and more relaxed. There are a number of very good reasons why prescribing this drug is not recommended.
According to the prescribing guidelines doctors follow (British National Formulary) diazepam is contraindicated (not allowed) in treating phobic states. It also states that the use of benzodiazepines to treat short-term mild anxiety is inappropriate
Your doctor would be taking a significant legal risk by prescribing against these guidelines. They are only licensed short term for a crisis in generalised anxiety. If this is the case, you should be getting proper care and support for your mental health and not going on a flight.
Click through to read more in our Patient Leaflet about this,including links to organisations that can help you learn to control any fear of flying.