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Thursday, 22nd September 2016 – Surgery Closed for Training
In order to improve the service we provide for you - our patients - we will be closed on the afternoon of 22nd September 2016.
There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare during the afternoon and if you do need NHS help during this time please call 111.We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can understand this activity, which will ensure we are able to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible health services.
Dr Goodwin Farewell
As you may know, Dr Goodwin will be leaving the Health Centre this week. All patients allocated Dr Goodwin as their usual GP will be automatically transferred to Dr Constable. If your usual GP is currently Dr Goodwin, you will shortly receive written notification of this change. Read Dr Goodwins farewell letter here (PDF)
Joint Meeting of Patient Participation Group and Steyning Health Centre
A meeting was held between the PPG committee and representatives of the Health Centre on 26th April 2016 – please see minutes here (PDF)
Patient Online Services
This notice is to advise you that the clinical record system at Steyning Health Centre is changing from Vision to SystmOne. We wish to advise you that with effect from Wednesday 4th May the Patient Services website will close to patients of Steyning Health Centre.
The Online Services portal where you are able currently to request repeat prescriptions and book appointments will be at a new website www.systmonline.co.uk
Before you are able to log in to this new website you will need to register afresh to use the service. You will need to complete a registration form and bringit with you to the Health Centre with personal identification data such as a passport or driving licence. Each individual requesting online access will have to register in person unless written authorisation is given granting consent or Power of Attorney.
Please note the practice will not be able to provide new registrations until Monday 23rd May 2016
Thursday 7th July 2016 – Surgery Closed For Training
In order to improve the service we provide for you - our patients - we will be closed on the afternoon of 7th July 2016 for training.
There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare during the afternoon and if you do need NHS help during this time please call 0300 5555 252.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can understand this activity, which will ensure we are able to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible health services.
Shingles & Pneumococcal (pneumonia) Vaccination
Dr Galloway has recommended at risk groups should have the Pneumococcal vaccination to protect against pneumonia and that those of you aged 70, 71, 72, 78, 79 on 1st September 2015 should have the Shingles vaccination. (The middle 70’s age group will be covered in the next 2/3 years). Both the Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccinations are one off vaccines, if you haven’t taken up the offer please do book an appointment.
pneumococcal vaccination: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/pneumococcal-vaccination.aspx
This system has embedded well and with very few hitches. For many years the doctors have had to print or write a green prescription and sign it and then for the patient to collect it and take it to the pharmacy. The pharmacist was meant to recognise the signature and then dispense. Well no longer! The admin team now put the request onto our clinical system, the GP approves and signs the request electronically and seconds later it is ready for the pharmacist to download. But this can only happen if you have nominated a pharmacy; so if you haven’t already done so, when you next make a medication request please do so.
Named Accountable GP
All patients have now been allocated a named accountable GP in accordance with our GMS contract and NHS England. Patients are still able to request an appointment to see any GP of their choice. To find out who you have been allocated, please ask at Reception when you are next in the surgery or you can find the information on your repeat prescription slip.
Welcome to New Chair of PPG Lesley Humber
We are very pleased to welcome Lesley Humber as chair of the Patient Participation Group, she has worked within the Health and Social sector for many years gaining a great deal of knowledge.
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