A message from Dr Bunn – 13.05.2024

To my patients,

It has been a privilege and an honour to be a part of the Valley Medical Centre team for the past 12 years. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such lovely patients and staff, and to be part of this special community.  It is therefore with some sadness that I have decided to leave the practice to spend more time with my family, and to recover my own health.

Thank you all for your wonderful support and kindness over the years, and for placing your trust in my care.

I wish you all the very best in the future.

Goodbye and warmest wishes from Rachel Bunn.
















Open as normal on Thursday 16th May 8:30am-6.00pm

If you need a doctor urgently when we are closed please dial the usual number and you will be connected to our Out of Hours Service who can assist you.

In a life threatening emergency dial 999

See your prescriptions on the NHS app! 

Patients can now view their prescriptions on the NHS App, including repeat prescriptions, and one-off prescriptions. 

Patients can use the NHS App to:

  • view items prescribed
  • the prescription type (repeat or one-off)
  • who the prescribing professional is

This gives patients earlier visibility of exactly what their healthcare provider has prescribed for them and what they will then collect or receive from pharmacies.

Patients without a nominated pharmacy will also be able to view a prescription barcode in their NHS App. This barcode can be presented to a pharmacist without having to collect a paper prescription from their GP.


Do you have the NHS app, you might notice a few changes soon. Please see information below for details:

NHS COVID Pass closing
From 4 December 2023, the NHS COVID Pass service will close and be unavailable to patients. This is because there are no longer any domestic requirements to demonstrate vaccination status (and from 24 November 2023, there are no countries which require proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry).

You will still be able to see this info in your GP health record on the NHS App, but the COVID Pass is no longer needed.

NHS App redesign
The NHS App has been redesigned to make it simpler for patients to find and access services. Over the coming weeks, patients will start to see an updated home page, simpler structure, and easier-to-understand language within the NHS App.

Some services have moved within the NHS App, but all the services patients need are still available.

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