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Welcome to our Website

A brief introduction to the Practice…..

We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team.  Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.

Surgery News

Partnership Opportunity 8 February 2018 - Portcullis Surgery is looking to replace Dr Nicholas Farnell who is retiring from the partnership at the end of July 2018. We are looking for a Full Time Partner (8 sessions) to join our team in Ludlow in beautiful South Shropshire, described as the loveliest town in England (John Betjeman). Part-time/Job share Partnership or Salaried [...more]
Become a Volunteer with the Cinnamon Trust 24 January 2018 - Do you have a bit of spare time? Do you like dogs? Would you like to help someone in your local community? Cinnamon Trust matches volunteers with elderly and terminally ill people who are struggling to walk their much loved dog. They would very much like to increase the number of volunteer dog walkers in [...more]
Type 2 Diabetes 10 January 2018 - Do you have Type 2 Diabetes? Why not come along to a, ‘First Steps Taster Session’ and learn more about the X-PERT Diabetes Prevention & Management Course. This 2½ hour session will answer key questions regarding self-management: What is diabetes? What do your health results mean? Nutrition for Health – different dietary approaches? Physical Activity? [...more]
Diabetes X-PERT Course 5 January 2018 - X-PERT structured education for Type 2 Diabetes DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? Why not come along to a Diabetes X-PERT Course and learn more about the X-PERT Diabetes Prevention & Managment Course. This course will answer key questions regarding self-managment. What is diabetes? What do your health results mean? Nutrition for Health – different dietary approaches? [...more]
New Memory Service at the Surgery 8 December 2017 - From 3rd January 2018, Joanne Spencer from the Memory Team will be holding a fortnightly Memory Clinic in Portcullis GP Surgery. If you are worried about your memory, please initially make an appointment to see a GP. Your GP will make arrangements for you to attend the Memory Clinic if that is appropriate.
Saturday Clinic Reminder 25 November 2017 - Reminder for all busy working patients or those of you who find it difficult to attend Monday-Fridays and need to book an appointment on a Saturday. Our next Saturday clinic will be on the 16th December with Nurse Joy. To book with Nurse Joy call the practice number as usual. Nurse Joy can carry out [...more]
The Advent Calendar 10 November 2017 - This Christmas Portcullis Surgery staff are Reversing their Advent Calendar in aid of Ludlow Foodbank and encouraging their patients to join them! This year, GPs and staff at Portcullis Surgery in Ludlow have decided to create an Advent Calender in reverse. The idea is simple: beginning on 20th November and running for a month, on each [...more]
Future of Ludlow Hospital 3 November 2017 - A public meeting, at which the future of Ludlow’s Community Hospital will be discussed, is taking place on Tuesday November 9 at 7:00pm at the Methodist Church, Broad Street, Ludlow.  The meeting will be chaired by Ludlow Mayor, Councillor Tim Gill and attended by Ludlow’s MP Philip Dunne.  There is also an online petition ‘Save [...more]
It’s Flu Clinic Time for Portcullis GP Surgery Patients! 11 August 2017 - You are eligible for a free flu jab if you are aged 65 years and over. You are also eligible if you are aged 18-64 years and have: asthma •chronic heart disease •chronic liver disease •chronic neurological disease •chronic kidney disease •chronic respiratory disease •diabetes •immunosuppression •reduced or weak immune system •or are pregnant •are [...more]

Saturday Routine Appointments

Our patients are now able to see Nurse Joy for a routine appointment on certain Saturdays each month. Appointments can be made with Nurse Joy by calling the Practice.

Friends and Family Test

Please navigate to our Friends and Family Test page to complete a small survey and also to view our previous results to date.

Zero Tolerance

This Practice supports the Government’s NHS zero tolerance zone campaign.  GPs and their Staff have the right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.  We ask that you treat your GP and Practice Staff with courtesy and consideration.

Care Quality Commission

The Practice was inspected in October 2015 and our overall rating was GOOD. Please click here for more information…

Self Help Information

You can find a lot of useful information on our Self Help page.

Practice Certificate for 2016 – 2017