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Latest News

Mobile Phone Numbers:

(19 September 2018)

If you wish to receive appointment confirmation/reminders and healthcare related reminders please inform reception of your mobile phone number.  At the same time you will be asked for signed consent to enable the Practice to use mobile text messaging. 

Please remember to inform the Practice if you change your mobile phone number.  Thank you.

Important Notice

(14 September 2018)

You may have received correspondence from a company called Pharmacy2U.  They are an online Independent Pharmacy.

As a Practice we feel it is importance to ensure that our patients are aware that Pharmacy 2U is a commercial and not an NHS organisation.  It has no connections with our Medical Practice or Dispensary.

For patients who choose to sign up to a service offered by an online Pharmacy, any problems with the ordering, dispensing and delivery of their medication must be resolved directly with the company.

Important Notice

( 11 September 2018)

Please note the Practice will be closed for staff training on  Thursday 15th November 2018 between 12 noon and 3.15pm.  Should you require URGENT medical attention please telephone 01603 481253.  We apologise for any inconvenience.


New Patient Messaging Service

(22 August 2018)

The Practice will be using a new text messaging service to confirm appointments, send reminders and give patients the option to cancel an appointment using their mobile phone. In addition, we will be using the text messaging service for other reasons to benefit  patients in providing healthcare services.

New Practice Staff

(15 August 2018)

We welcome to the Practice team three new members of staff.  Julie Lawrence who joins the reception/admin team, Rachael Baker and Emma Dunthorne who have joined the dispensary team.  All will be a welcomed asset to the day-to-day running of the Practice in delivery a high standard of care and service.  

Voluntary Norfolk

(23 July 2018)

Voluntary Norfolk is an organisation supporting individuals in the Community who have become socially isolated.  If you could spare an hour each week or even fortnightly to visit someone in your area to offer a listening ear, support and valued companionship, please contact the local co-ordinator:-

Karl Hills on : 07551 704 246

Two references and a disclosure and baring check  (DBS) which is free of charge will be required.  Training will be provided. Thank you.


Annual Diabetic Eye Screening


If you are a Diabetic patient registered with the Practice, you will shortly receive an invitation letter with a Date and Time  to attend the Chet Valley Medical Practice for eye screening.

This letter will be from the Diabetes Eye Screening Service.

PLEASE make every effort to attend. If you are unable to attend, please refer to the letter for contact details of whom to inform.  The appointment can then be allocated to another patient.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Microsuction Service ( Feedback)

(26 June 2018)

If you have benefitted from the microsuction service we provide here at the Practice and would like to provide feedback, please visit the NHS choices website.

  • Enter The Practice postcode - NR14 6QH
  • Select Dr Barrie and Partners
  • Click on the yellow tab ' Leave Review'

Thank you.


On Line Access - Booking Appointments

(14 June 2018)

Following a technical problem with the on line booking of appointments we are pleased to inform this service has now been restored. 

We are in the process of producing a new style newsletter


Loddon Gym - Jubilee Hall Loddon - NR14 6NB


Loddon Community Gym is a well-equipped not-for-profit gym which provides sessions three times a week, whether it is for high performance workouts, gentle fitness or rehabilitation exercise. Sessions are held  Mondays - 1.30 - 6pm, Tuesdays - 4.30 - 8.30 pm and Fridays 10.00 - 1pm with the exception of Public holidays.  There is an annual membership of £18 and each session costs just £4.50.


Prescription Fees


From 1 April 2018 the prescription charge increased to £8.80 for each item or appliance dispensed.


Global Diagnostics NHS X-Ray Service

(Added 25 January 2018)

Patients for whom the GP has recommended an NHS x-ray will be given the option for referral to the Global Clinic, Watton Road, Norwich. The service will provide:- Rapid access to appointments - Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 8 pm, reports back to the GP usually within 48 hours and ample parking.  A GP referral is required. Patients will be allocated an appointment by Global.


Carers Matter Norfolk

(Added 8 January 2018)

Could you spare a couple of hours a week to befriend or support an unpaid carer – someone caring for a family member, friend or neighbour, who without their support, would be unable to cope? This could involve visiting a carer in their home or at a local café or community venue, providing listening support or helping them  to attend a local group or social activity.  If so, Carers Matter Norfolk, the new local publicly funded free support service for unpaid carers would like to hear from you. We can offer full training and support and will pay expenses to volunteers. All volunteer applications are subject to a satisfactory DBS check. Please contact Kevin Vaughan, Service Manager on 01603 883812 / 07384 257530 or























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