Welcome to the Peninsula Practice
Welcome to Dr Tim Dudgeon
The Peninsula Practice is delighted to welcome Dr Tim Dudgeon as our new salaried GP. He will be joining the practice in August but is presently working for us as a locum until then.
Dr Dudgeon trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School and qualified in 1976.
He has relocated from Devon where he retired as senior partner in a rural surgery with several branch sites. He has a special interest in cardiology, diabetes and COPD. He will work at all sites alongside Dr Crockett and Dr Hobday and will be a valuable addition to the practice.
Welcome to the Peninsula Practice
We are here to help keep you in good health. The practice covers an area known as ‘The Peninsula’, which stretches from the River Deben in the south to the River Alde/Ore in the north. This is a large (approx 80 square miles) rural area which inevitably affects the way we work.We at Peninsula practice are determined to provide an exceptional service where getting appointments, establishing diagnoses, treating promptly and with personal care are priorities for all of us.
The Peninsula practice comprises of purpose-built surgery buildings at Alderton and Orford, both with full disabled access and with fully operational dispensaries. In addition there is a branch surgery at Hollesley Village Hall on a weekly basis, when you can also collect your repeat medications.
The practice as a whole is open every weekday from 8.00am-6.30pm at different sites (with a total of 80 hours a week across all sites) and offers late appointments on Monday evenings from our Orford surgery.
Because of the large practice area, it may be necessary in some situations, to travel a little further to another branch of the surgery within the practice in order to be seen sooner. Whilst you may live close to a particular surgery/branch, you are considered a patient of The Peninsula practice & as such are welcome at all sites.
We have recently (August 2012) extended our boundary to include the villages of Eyke, Bromeswell and Rendlesham and we will be looking forward to registering new patients from this area.
We welcome new patients so if you live in the area please get in touch. You can download and complete a registration form from the New Patient link on the top left hand side of our website or from reception at one of the surgeries.
Named GP for the over 75s
Our patients who are over 75 years of age will shortly be receiving a letter to inform them of their named GP who is responsible for their overall care. This is an NHS initiative and therefore a requirement that we inform our patients of their named GP. This is not a new initiative for us as all of our patients have a named GP who is responsible for ensuring their patients receive the best possible care.
Please be aware that this does not mean you can only see your named GP as it may not always be possible but any member of the practice clinical team can access your medical records so continued care can still be administered.
For more information on disabled access at our surgeries please CLICK HERE
PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN ORDERING REPEAT MEDICATION VIA THE ON-LINE FACILITY BELOW, YOU NEED TO ALLOW 2 FULL WORKING DAYSBEFORE COLLECTING YOUR REQUEST FROM THE SURGERY
If you have previously used the EMISaccess website to book appointments
or manage prescriptions, you will now need to use a different one. This
is because your GP practice has changed the computer system that they
use, and therefore, changed the online service that they use. CLICK HERE To find out how
(Site updated 21/07/2014)