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Flu Vaccine Clinic

Longford Surgery is conducting  a flu vaccine clinic on Saturday 15th June 2024. Please phone the surgery on 6391 1170 to book an appointment.


King’s Birthday Public Holiday

Northern Midlands Medical Services will be closed on Monday 10th June 2024 for the King's Birthday Long Weekend. Normal opening hours resume on Tuesday


Flu Vaccines

Flu Vaccines have arrived at both Longford and Perth surgeries. Please call Longford (6391 1170) or Perth (6398 2295) Annual influenza vaccine is the most effective way to prevent influenza and its complications. If you belong to any of these groups, you may be eligible for an influenza vaccination under the Nation Immunisation Program: ...


Welcome to our new doctors!

We would like to welcome Dr Joshua Gell, Dr Malcolm Braddock and Dr Sawsan Khandaker who have recently joined the NMMS team! Please phone the surgery on 6391 1170 to book an appointment!


Patient Feeback Survey

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO COMPLETED LAST YEAR’S PATIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY We take your concerns seriously.   THE TIME YOU HAD TO WAIT TO GET AN APPOINTMENT We understand that appointment availability is a big frustration to our patients, and it is equally frustrating for us not having available appointments to offer you. We ...


Public Holiday – Friday 26th January 2024

A reminder that we will be closed this Friday, 26th January 2024 for Australia Day public holiday. Emergency Clinic as usual on Saturday 27th January and normal business hours from Monday 29th January 2024.


SMS Reminders

Northern Midlands Medical Services will send out SMS reminders to remind patients of upcoming appointments.   If you do not wish to receive SMS reminders please let our reception team know.


Covid-19 Boosters Available

Please phone the surgery on 63911170 if you would like to book in for your Covid-19 Booster.   Must be at least 6 months since your last booster or covid-19 infection.


Bulk billing

Northern Midlands Medical Services will be bulk billing all Pensioners, Health Care Card Holders and Children under 16


Public Holiday

A reminder that we will be closed this coming Monday 6th for the Public Holiday.


Zero Tolerance Policy

We understand that our lack of appointments is frustrating for you as it is equally frustrating for us not being able to offer you an appointment in a timely manner. Our office team are working very hard and they do not deserve any kind of disrespect or abuse from anyone. We have a zero ...


Public Holiday Closure

A reminder that we will be closed this Thursday 12th October for the Public Holiday (Show Day). Normal hours will resume Friday 13th October 2023.


Failure to attend appointments

Did you know Northern Midlands Medical Services have a fee for patients who fail to attend appointments? This fee will be $40.00 per single appointment and must be paid before the next appointment. As previously mentioned, we have over 12,000 active patients with a shortage of GP’s so every appointment is valuable. If you ...


Healthy Bones Action Week

Primary school is a crucial time for Aussie kids to build strong bones for life and ensure their daily routine includes the three key steps to maintaining good bone health. These 3 easy steps are:   For more information go to: https://www.dairy.edu.au/


National Wound Awareness Week

Around 300,000 Australians suffer lower leg ulcers that require regular care. The Australian Wound Management Association works with nurses, doctors and health members to bring about better care for all sufferers, most of whom are elderly. Visit the organisation's website for details. www.awma.com.au    


New Patients

We are currently only taking new patients who are living in the Northern Midlands Municipality Areas at this time: Avoca Ben Lomond Bishopsbourne Blackwood Creek Breadalbane Campbell Town Cleveland Conara Cressy Deddington Epping Forest Evandale Longford Nile Perth Poatina Ross Rossarden Royal George Western Junction


Late Statements

Please be patient with us as our monthly statements will be going out 2 weeks late this month as we work around staff leave.


Did you know Northern Midlands Medical Services have a fee for patients who fail to attend appointments? This fee will be $40.00 per single appointment and must be paid before the next appointment. As previously mentioned, we have over 12,000 active patients with a shortage of GP’s so every appointment is valuable. If you ...


Farewell Dr Sultana

This week will be Dr Sultana's last week with us here at NMMS. It has been wonderful having her as part of the team. We wish her all the best as she continues her GP Training.


Dr Hamilton going on Holiday Leave!

Just wanted to let all our patients know that Dr Hamilton will be going on holiday leave from Monday 10th July and returning on Wednesday 19th July. If you are coming up due for repeat prescriptions please call the surgery on 63911170 to organise a repeat script phone appointment with Dr Hamilton before he ...


Freshen up!

Over the next week or so, Longford will be getting a fresh coat of paint! Please be patient with us while this process is undertaken, as furniture and doctors rooms may be temporarily moved during this time!


Repeat Prescriptions

  Since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic we have no longer been doing script requests over the phone. Instead, we have been booking a very short phone consultation. If you require any prescription renewals, please call us advance as our doctors have very a very limited number of repeat prescription appointments each day ...


SMS Reminders

  Would you like to receive SMS reminders for your appointments? Talk to our reception team when you are next in, so that we can set these up for you!


Failing to attend appointments

If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointments, we ask that you give us sufficient notice of 2 hours. We, like all other medical centres are constantly short of doctors and appointment availability. We understand unexpected situations arise which result in you being unable to attend your appointment, however if notice is given ...


Increasing Demand

As you would be well aware, there is an Australia wide GP shortage. The repercussions of this have resulted in us closing Campbell Town Doctors Surgery in January of this year as we have not been able to secure the desired number of GPs to work in our practices. With over 12,000 active patients ...


Dr Thompson Commencing Maternity Leave

Today is Dr Thompson's last day with us before commencing Maternity Leave! We wish her and her family all the best for the upcoming arrival and look forward to meeting the newest member of her family in due course! Dr Thompson will be greatly missed by her patients and the NMMS doctors and staff!


Flu Vaccines Available!!

Our private flu vaccine order has finally arrived! These will be available for $12.50 for patients not eligible for a Government funded vaccine. Government Funded Flu Vaccine Eligibility: Children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 6 months and older Pregnant women People aged ...


Emailing Invoices

We are very happy to announce that a recent software update has now enabled us to email your invoice straight to you from our software! If you would like to receive emailed invoices in future please let us know and we can put your email address onto your patient file or business profile.


New Fees as of 1st April 2023

We would like to advise that from 1st April 2023 our fees will be as follows: PRIVATE PATIENTS: Brief consultation - $50.00 Standard consultation - $90.00 Long consultation - $130.00 Prolonged consultation - $170.00   HEALTH CARE CARD HOLDERS: Brief consultation - $48.20 Standard consultation - $69.75 Long consultation - $106.95 Prolonged consultation - ...


Advanced Care Planning Week!

National Advance Care Planning Week will run between 20 - 26 March. It may seem challengingly to find the right time to talk about advance care planning. Yet having the conversations and documenting values and preferences about future medical care can ensure those preferences are respected. Whether you need to talk about yourself, a family member, a patient or ...


Closing the Gap Registrations

Just a general reminder to patients who were previously registered under the Closing the Gap PBS Co-Payment Program, re-registrations are now due. If we have not been in contact, please phone the surgery on 63911170 to arrange an appointment with your doctor for your Annual Health Check and to complete the paperwork.


Thank You Longford Bowls Club!

A bit over a week ago we had a social night at the Longford Bowls Club to officially welcome our new doctors! We all had a great night and a few games of bowls which was good fun! Big thanks to Phil Buchanan for helping us organise this and cooking the BBQ! And special ...


COVID-19 5th Boosters

From today, 20th February 2023 we will be offering 5th boosters for anyone wishing to have one, at Longford or Perth surgery. ATAGI recommends a 2023 COVID-19 booster dose for adults in the following groups, if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or ...


Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! Each year over 1,510 women in Australia will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. For more information please go to: https://www.ovariancancer.net.au/  


I need a new home!

We have recently upgraded our wheelchair at Perth and it seems a shame for our old one to go to waste! We would like to offer it to someone in need and request a donation to be made to Toosey Nursing Home in lieu of purchase. Please email enquiries to Paige at projectmanager@longfordsurgery.com.au


Australia Day Public Holiday

A reminder that we will be closed this Thursday 26th January for the Public Holiday. Normal opening hours will resume on Friday 27th January 2023.


Farewell and Welcome!

We are very sad to say goodbye to Dr Terry Lu and Dr Tousif Syed who finished up with us last week so that they can continue on with their GP training! We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr Jarrod Walker and Dr Zeenath Sultana who will be joining us at ...

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