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0002Parson Drove is a small Fenland village situated 6 miles West of Wisbech. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and also mentioned in the diaries of John Peck and Samuel Pepys who stayed for a time at the local White Swan Inn.

There has been a Doctors Surgery in the village of Parson Drove for over 100 years. The Practice provides general medical services for 6,000 + existing patients within a geographical area of approx: 6 - 8 miles radius of the surgery.

The present surgery is situated in a purpose built premises which was opened in April 1997.

Winter Flu Vaccinations

needleFlu vaccination by injection, commonly known as the 'flu jab' is available every year on the NHS to protect adults (and some children) at risk of flu and its complications.

Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week.

However, flu can be more severe in certain people such as:

  • anyone over the age of 65 
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems

Anyone in these risk groups is more likely to develop potentially serious complications, such as Pneumonia (a lung infection), so it's recommended that they have a flu vaccine every year to protect them. 

The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS as an annual injection to:

Clinic dates are:
Saturday 24th September 9:00 am - 12:00 midday
Saturday 8th October 9:00 am -12:00 midday

Please contact the surgery to make an appointment (Not available online).

News Items

Care Quality Commission Inspection

The practice underwent a full inspection by the Care Quality Commission on the 7th June 2016

Two Inspectors attended for the day and looked at all aspects of the practice. The practice and the patient group are very happy to have been awarded a GOOD rating by the Care Quality Commission after their inspection.

One area within safety was identified as requiring improvement. The practice has worked on the areas that were identified and made immediate changes to address the areas that the Care Quality Commission found requiring attention.

  • We have implemented a log sheet for prescription serial numbers.
  • We have acted on the results of a search that identified patients on particular medications that had not had a blood test, we have already made good progress on this, however patients that do not attend or comply with requests to have blood tests or reviews remains a problem for us.
  • We have implemented a more robust system of notifying clinicians when safety alerts arrive at the practice, not only are these filed to a central place for all to access as they were before the inspection, they are now printed off and discussed at monthly staff meetings.

We have reported back to the Care Quality Commission the changes that we have implemented.

To view the Inspectors full report please click this link. CQC Report 2016

Medication available to purchase over the counter

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group does not support the prescribing of medication that is available to buy from local pharmacies or supermarkets for children or adults with common illnesses and minor ailments that they could treat themselves at home.

The reasons for this are as follows:

  • Patients are responsible for looking after themselves and their children where possible and for treating self-limiting minor ailments with support from their local pharmacy if needed.
  • Patients should keep a small supply of simple treatments in their own medicine cabinet so they are able to manage minor ailments at home. These should be kept secured from young children.
  • All these medicines are widely available from supermarkets and pharmacies at reasonable cost.
  • Many of these treatments are more expensive when prescribed on the NHS compared to when they are purchased in pharmacies or supermarkets. For example, paracetamol is approximately four times as expensive on prescription.

The NHS belongs to everybody and the CCG must ensure that its resources are used in the best possible way for all patients.

Patient queries or complaints

Any patient queries or complaints should be directed to the Patient Experience Team on 0800 279 2535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NHS Health Checks

Aged 40 – 74? Get your free NHS Health Check

NHS Health Checks are now being provided across Cambridgeshire as part of a national health assessment programme. The programme aims to help spot early warning signs or certain health conditions and provide peace of mind. It lets you take control of your health, and enjoy life for longer.


A Quick Video Guide to NHS Services

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a new animation video to help local residents choose the right NHS service for their illness or injury. The short video guides viewers through local services available - self care, pharmacies, GPs, NHS 111, and Urgent Care Centres - emphasising the importance of ensuring A&E is kept free for life-threatening conditions and emergencies.