Welcome to Ivel Medical Centre
Ivel Medical Centre in Biggleswade aims to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Good news…we’re moving!!!
Ivel Medical Centre will be moving to new, refurbished premises in the Acorn Centre on Chestnut Avenue - opposite the public car park and next to the Ambulance and Fire Stations.
The practice will not be moving until autumn of 2015 - work to refurbish the new premises will begin early in the New Year.
We will keep all patients fully informed as the project progresses – but in the meantime, please speak to a member of staff in the practice if you have any questions or concerns.
There will be a drop in session for patients to view the new premises in the Acorn Centre on Saturday 1 November from 2-4pm and everyone is welcome. The session will give you a chance to have a quick look at part of the new surroundings, look at the architect’s plans and also to talk about the move with personnel from the Practice and Central Bedfordshire Council.
Ebola advice for patients
We ask that any patient who has recently travelled to any of the African countries listed here: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra leone or Nigeria and is concerned about possible Ebola infection DOES NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE but instead please reads the below Public Health information and phones the surgery for further advice.
" Ebola should be suspected in patients who 1) have a fever of greater than 38 degrees celcius OR have a history of fever in the past 24 hours AND have recently visited any of the affected areas mentioned above within the previous 21 days OR 2) Have a fever of greater than 38 degrees OR have a history of fever in the past 24 hours AND have cared for/ come into contact with body fluids of/handled clinical specimens (blood, urine, faeces, tissues, laboratory cultures) from an individual or laboratoy animal known or strongly suspected to have Ebola or a viral haemorrhagic fever."
Our next flu clinic is Saturday 8th November, please phone Reception to book your appointment if you have received an invite letter. If you cannot make this date then there are some weekday appointments also available.
Important Notice for Patients on Warfarin
Due to a change in prescribing regulations you must now bring your yellow book to all medication review, Diabetic and Heart Clinic appointments. You must also bring your yellow book when collecting prescriptions from our Dispensary.
We cannot issue your prescription without having seen the book.
A Message from Dr Anna
Some of you will remember that I cut down the amount of time I was working in the practice in March of this year. It meant that regrettably, I could no longer be a partner at the practice.
You may also be aware that I had to stop work totally in July due to hip surgery. Although this has been successful (or at least will be when I have completely recovered!), I have had to re- think how much regular work I am able to commit to in the practice. I also have your best interests at heart, as ever.
I have therefore decided that I will not be returning to the practice to do any further regular sessions. I deeply regret this, but know that the practice is moving on and that this is the best decision for those of you who I will always think of as ‘my patients’. I am confident that I am leaving you in excellent hands, and that you will find a GP to suit you each individually.
Thank you once more for allowing me the privilege of being your GP for the past 15 years. You will not be forgotten.
Care Quality Commission page on Ivel Medical Centre
(Site updated 27/10/2014)