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Welcome to Carden & New Larchwood Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.


Dear Patients,


I would like to take this opportunity to inform you all of some of the changes that are taking place in the surgery.


After 31 years of full time Practice at the Surgery I have decided to move into the first stage of my retirement and therefore reduce my working days.  From 1st April 2018 I shall be working Wednesday and Fridays only.


For me personally working at Carden and New Larchwood surgery has encompassed the entirety of my career in General Practice.  My time at the practice has been challenging and fulfilling.  As a surgery we have appreciated your support and as a team we have strived to provide traditional General Practice holding strong emphasis and value on the long standing relationships that we have built with patients and families. 


We have recruited Dr Martin Bethell to cover some of my days and he is due to start in April, and will be working Mondays and Tuesdays.  Dr Bethell brings a wealth of experience and maturity and will complement our team well. 


I have enjoyed my time at Carden and New Larchwood Surgery hugely, and would like to thank each one of you for all your support kindness and patience over the years.


You have made each day unique, interesting and most importantly enjoyable. I have learnt things from all of you and have a wealth of fond memories and stories that I will cherish forever. It has been a true privilege and honour to serve such a fantastic community.


Thank you,


Dr Rekha Shah

Patient Survey

We would really appreciate your feedback of our surgery. Please follow the link below

We do listen to all of your feedback.  Some of the changes that we have made to the surgery following feedback from patients are:

  • Patient TV Screen for reception
  • New Chairs for the reception area
  • When calling you our phone number is no longer withheld
  • Hedges have been trimmed to enable better visibility in the car park
  • Room numbers have been simplified now 1-7
  • Water cooler for reception is coming soon

Asthma Drop in Session

Thursday 7th December 2017 at 14.30 - 16.30 in Carden Surgery Reception

Do you or someone you care for have asthma and would like to know more about how to manage this?

Please drop into our session anytime between 14.30 - 16.30.

Angela Marsden (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) will be in attendance to provide information on:

Inhaler technique, when to see your GP, what signs to look out for, how to relieve anxiety when having an attack and how to prevent asthma attacks happening.

Refreshments will be provided. 


We now have a Surgerypod in our reception at Carden Surgery this allows you to take blood pressure, weigh yourself, do pill checks and complete questionnaires such as PHQ9, HAD, New Patient check and much more.  The results go through to your medical record and you do not need an appointment for this services.  Please visit the surgery to find out more or use the machine.

We also have a blood pressure monitor in New Larchwood Surgery for you to use.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Carden Surgery's Participation Group Needs You

A PPG is here to support your ides about improvements in your surgery and the local community.  If you would like to join or have any ideas please follow the link on the right hand side of the website under patient group.  

CQC Report

We have now had our CQC report published, we were rated as good in all categories.  Please follow the link below to see the full report.

CQC Report Carden Surgery

Individual GP Level Data Collection

The Department of Health has directed NHS Digital to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and general practices with clinical information on the care provision for their patients. This supports an objective "to improve out-of-hospital care" as set out in the government's NHS mandate for 2017-18. NHS Digital will collect clinical data for a given set of metrics at the individual GP level and then report this information back to GPs and general practices only.  please follow the link below for further information.

Privacy Notice Individual GP Level Data Collection

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