The Team at Claremont Bank Surgery would like to thank our patients for their understanding and support over the pandemic. We are now particpating in the roll out of Covid boosters as well as the Flu vaccination, with all of our staff working harder than ever.
We want to reassure our patients we are doing everything we can to ensure the highest standards of care, and with your support we will continue to do this.

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Routine blood tests for patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin have resumed as the shortage of blood test tubes has eased.

Work is now taking place to clear the backlog of non-urgent blood tests which were paused on NHS England (NHSE) guidance.

Patients who are already waiting for blood tests can now book routine appointments, but please be aware that there will be an extended wait while the backlog of appointments is worked through.

For appointments at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital (SaTH) there is currently a 4-6 week wait for a routine blood test.

Please contact the service that cancelled your previous routine appointment, either your GP Practice or The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH), to re-book your appointment.

The online booking system for blood tests carried out at SaTH has also reopened. It is available at Please do not book for an urgent blood test unless your form says that it is urgent as you might not be seen.

Blood tests for urgent health problems have continued while routine tests were paused.

NHSE has advised that the blood test tube shortage situation has eased but is not fully resolved. Local restoration arrangements will be kept under review.

Results are in from the GP Patient Survey!

The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice.

For the full report please go to the GP Patient Experience website

Patient experience survey

Dr Mary Eardley will be leaving us on 13th August 2021, after 16 years at Claremont Bank Surgery. She is moving to work as a salaried GP in South Shropshire and will also help to deliver the Covid vaccination programme. Dr Eardley would like to thank you for all the support and good wishes that she has received, and will miss Claremont Bank patients very much. Any patients who were registered under Dr Eardley will now be registered under Dr Kallarackel. This does not stop you from requesting a particular GP and there is no need to contact the surgery.

Letter to patients regarding the General Practice Data for Planning and Research Direction

For more information please see our Data Choices page located below in 'Further Information'.

For help on demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad and how to access your Covid-19 Passport please go to the following government web page: