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The Little Surgery

21 St Mary's Street, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 2DG. Tel: 01780 763308
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View the results of our Patient Reference Group survey. Details here.

Our NHS Services

Accessible | Choice | Nurses | Travel Clinic | Long term conditions | Children | Women | Working People | Counselling | Blood Tests | Repeat prescriptions | Dispensing | Home visits | Urgent problems |


We try to make it as easy as possible for you to see us.

The doctors have open access (walk-in) surgeries every weekday morning and run appointment surgeries on most afternoons, including some late afternoon surgeries for the convenience of people who work.

Appointments can be made, and cancelled, online.

View our Surgery timetable.

Would you like a telephone consultation? Our friendly receptionists can arrange this for you.


Choose your own doctor and nurse. Although we encourage you to remain under the care of the same doctor during the course of an illness, you can decide who you see.

Choose which hospital you would like to be referred to. And, in many cases, you can book your first hospital appointment online.

Nurses Clinics

Nurses' clinics are by appointment only. There is a nurse available every day of the week.

Our nurses can remove stitches, change dressings, look after leg ulcers and syringe your ears. They can also carry out travel immunisations and can advise you which injections you need if you are planning a holiday.

Would you like a "Well Man" or a "Well Woman" check up? Our nurses will check your blood pressure, weight and can organise some useful tests, including a cholesterol and diabetes test. In addition, they can give you advice on diet healthy living.

On the Pill or using HRT ?Nurses will carry out routine checks for blood pressure and can arrange your repeat prescription.

Do you want to quit smoking? Our nurses offer the Phoenix Programme to smokers who want to stop.

Travel Clinics

We offer advice and immunisations to patients planning to travel abroad. Please contact our practice nurses at least two months before you travel, so that we can plan your immunisations.

The surgery is a registered Yellow Fever Centre.

Please note: Malaria medication and many travel vaccines are not available on the NHS and we are obliged to charge a fee. Further details here.

Long Term Conditions

Do you suffer from a long-term condition, such as asthma, lung disease, heart problems, diabetes or blood pressure problems? You will be offered a regular review with one of our nurses, who will carry out a number of tests and will make sure that we are keeping your problems under control. You may need to have a regular review with one of the doctors as well.


cartoon picture of a baby Children are very welcome at the Little Surgery. We provide a homely environment with toys available.

We run a special childrens' clinic every Friday afternoon. No appointment is necessary at this clinic. Our Health Visitor, Nurse Sally Major and Dr John Fields are all available for advice, immunisations and routine check ups.

View the currentbaby immunisation schedule [Word doc]


We offer a range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception and coil fitting. Cervical smears are done by our practice nurse. We encourage women who are planning a pregnancy to come for a Well Woman check with one of our nurses.

During pregnancy, ante natal clinics are held at the Surgery with the community midwives. Stamford Hospital provides scans and consultant clinics. The nearest Maternity Unit is at Peterborough Hospital.

Working People

We provide a number of doctor appointments on alternate Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. These surgeries are for working people and can be booked through the receptionist.


If you have a troublesome emotional problem, our Practice Counsellor may be able to help. She can work with you over a number of sessions to try and resolve the situation.

You will need to discuss this first with one of the doctors.

Blood Tests

If you need a blood test, we can take blood at the surgery. Our phlebotomist holds regular clinics. Please see the Surgery timetable.

Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are for regular medication which the doctor agrees you can order from the surgery without being seen first.

Please give us 24 hours notice if you need a repeat prescription.

28 days Supply
To comply with national and local guidelines, your repeat prescriptions will usually be for enough medication to last 28 days.

You can order repeat prescriptions online, by telephone, by post or in person.

Dispensing Medication

For patients who live in a village situated more than a mile from a chemist, we can offer a dispensing service. You may collect your medication from the surgery instead of taking your prescription to the chemist.

Please give us 48 hours notice if you need a prescription dispensing.

Home Visits

We encourage patients to attend the Surgery wherever possible. This is because we can provide you with better care when we have full access to our medical equipment and support staff.

An urgent home visit can be arranged if the doctor decides you are too ill to attend the surgery.

However, our doctors and the community nurses will visit you at home if you are normally housebound because of physical disability.

When requesting a home visit, please try and telephone before 10.30am. This allows the doctors and nurses to plan their visits.

Urgent Problems

We expect patients who want to be seen urgently to attend our open access morning surgeries. We will try and accomodate requests to be seen urgently later in the day, but, if we are fully booked, your case will need to be discussed with the doctor or nurse.

Please read this page for information on how to get help in an emergency.

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