The Spinney Surgery

Ramsey Road, St. Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 3TP

Current time is 16:20 - We are now closed. Please call NHS 111

Telephone: 01480 495347

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Message from Cambridgeshire Local Medical Committee

Posted on June 15th, 2021

“Across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, GPs and practices are under unprecedented pressure:

Key Facts for March 2021

  • Number of appointments: 461,859 (46% of the population)
  • Number of face-to-face appointments: 258,691 (56%)
  • 93,000 face to face in the GP-run COVID vaccine hubs
  • Patients seen on the same day: 54%
  • Patients seen in less than a week: 84%
  • Patients seen in less than 14 days: 92%
  • 97.3% attendance rate for appointments

GPs and their practice teams are delivering a far greater number of consultations now than they did in the winter peak of January 2020 – and they have been working hard throughout the pandemic.

This not just due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the major NHS backlog of patients waiting for treatment, combined with the lowest numbers of GPs per capita in decades. This is on top of the GP-led COVID vaccination programme which has been hugely successful

It is unsustainable, unsafe, and unfair for GPs and their teams, whether in practices, urgent care centres or other services, to be working such excessive hours at such intensity

Cases of the B.1.617.2 variant in the UK, are rising exponentially, having risen by more than 160% in the past seven days. It is this clinical context, that should determine the key priorities for General Practice in the coming days and weeks.

Practices must, therefore, take all steps possible to deliver care that is safe for their patients and protects their staff. Social distancing, infection protection and control measures are still applicable, so patients should only receive a face-to-face appointment if they need one, not simply because they demand one.”

Please be patient and mindful towards all staff working at the Spinney during this current time. As things start to open up in the country, please be aware that the surgery still needs to keep procedures in place in order to protect both our patients and our staff. This includes social distancing where possible and offering telephone appointments in the first instance.

Thank you for your understanding.

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED