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As from December 11th, Dr Unnikrishnan is leaving our surgery. He had been a valued GP Partner for almost 15 years and all our staff wish him all the very best for the future.

We now provide a small number of appointments especially for young people (13-19yrs) so they can either talk to or see a clinician to discuss any problems. Contact the surgery to ask when these appointments are available every week. 

Care Quality Commission Inspection

The Friarwood Surgery was inspected by a CQC Team on Thursday 24th September 2015, we  received positive feedback from the inspection team on the day which has lead to our official report being published.

The good news is that we were awarded a rating of OUTSTANDING which is a wonderful achievement for all of our hard working and caring staff. This result puts your GP surgery in the top 4% best rated in England. 

The surgery would like to thank the members of the Patient Participation Group for their positive engagement on the day of the inspection and for their ongoing support to help drive us forward on behalf of all of our patients.

Please see the link to our CQC report: CQC Friarwood Report Nov 15

Good News: Free WIFI now available in the surgery for patients.

Please Note: New Travel Questionnaire added on the right side of the website for patients to fill in when they have any requests for travel vaccinations.


Community Midwives

Mrs Anna Warburton (f)

There is a team of midwives who will give antenatal, intranatal and postnatal care to all pregnant women who are registered with the surgery

Community Nurses

District nursing sisters are qualified to degree level and provide a service to housebound patients. The district nurse working at Friarwood Surgery is supported by a team of fully qualified nurses.

The team provides professional support and advice in a variety of areas such as terminal care, wound care, incontinence assessments and some post-operative discharge follow-ups.

Each patient is assessed individually and care planned accordingly, in discussion with the patient.

Referral on to other agencies may be appropriate in some cases.

Health Visitors

Health visitors are trained nurses who have specialised in promoting health and preventing illness for all age groups.

They have particular responsibility for helping and assessing the health and development of children under five years.

Clients can be seen at home or at Friarwood Surgery.


Patients experiencing trauma or crises in their lives can be referred to one of the counsellors based at the surgery.

Attached Staff

Pat Bratt



Based at the surgery, Pat is responsible for assessment and treatment of all acute chronic musculo-skeletal conditions.

She is able to give advice on exercise and work station ergonomics.

Treatment modalities include manipulations, mobilisation, electrotherapy and acupuncture.

Referrals for appointments must be through a GP.

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