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After 30 years as a partner at School Lane, Dr Hadley-Brown will be retiring from GP practice at the end of February 2019.  He is, of course, too young to want to retire and will be continuing medical work with the University of Cambridge and NHS England plus occasional GP surgeries. After 30 years it will be a big ‘goodbye’ but we are fortunate to have Dr Laura Smart returning from maternity leave in March, as well as continuing efforts to recruit additional GPs.

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Breckland Alliance Sexual Health Service


Patients living in Norfolk can now take advantage of a new pilot service in Thetford which is aimed at making it easier to check if they have any sexual health worries without having to travel to an out of town sexual health clinic, or see a doctor or nurse.

The Breckland Alliance Sexual Health Service pilot, which launched in June, is a service for people who do not have any symptoms or concerns, but who would like to take a sexual health test for peace of mind.  Appointments are provided by Grove Surgery and School Lane Surgery and take place Monday to Friday at Thetford Healthy Living Centre.   These appointments are accessible by phoning Grove Surgery (01842 752285) or School Lane Surgery (01842 753115).

The Breckland STI service is available to anyone over 16 who wishes to test for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea and Chlamydia.

Patients who request the service will be invited to a specialist clinic and given a pack with instructions to test for chlamydia and gonorrhoea.  Blood tests for HIV and syphilis are also carried out at this time.

Patients will have an appointment with a trained healthcare assistant, who will explain the tests and how results are received and assist with blood samples.  The patient will then be shown to a bathroom where they are asked to provide a swab and/or urine sample.

Negative results are usually sent to patients via text message within 7-10 days, and the text message will explain that all results are negative – meaning  that no infection has been found.

Patients with a reactive result will need to be seen for further screening at the Norwich iCash service.  This will be explained by the Healthcare professional.


Joint Phlebotomy

With regards to our new phlebotomy system, you may see a few new faces when you come for your blood tests but other than that everything else such as receiving your results will remain the same.  If you have any queries please still contact School Lane Surgery and the reception team will be happy to advise you. 


School Lane Pharmacy

We are happy to announce the opening of our pharmacy located inside the downstairs waiting room of the surgery. There will be a pharmacist on sight who will be happy to help you with any minor issues.  The opening hours for School Lane Pharmacy are as follows: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 19.00pm and Saturday 9.00am - 17.30pm.  If you wish to contact the pharmacy directly please call: 01842 753361.


Safeguarding Survey

Complete the Norfolk Safeguarding Adult Board survey online or by telephone. Click the link below.

Safeguarding Survey


Please follow the link below to tell us what you think of our surgery and how we could improve our services, please be aware this is anonymous:

Children In Need

We are happy to announce that we raised a tremendous £93.83 for Children In Need.  We would like to thank all of the staff and patients who helped us to raise this donation!


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