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Thursday, 17th November 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 Thursday, 17th November 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 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.
Online Access to Medical Records
If you are signed up to our online patient services module SystmOnline, as well as having access to booking appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and updating your personal details, you can now also apply to view medical record online. To do so you will need to read / fill out the additional forms below:
About Your Health and Care Record
Wherever you visit an NHS service in England a record is created for you. This means medical information about you can be held in various places, including your GP practice, any hospital where you've had treatment, your dentist practice, and so on.
When should I worry? - Your guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats in Children
Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.
Self Care Leaflets
We have recently added some new files to our list of downloadbale PDF patient advice leaflets. Please do have a look at them if you are suffering from a common ailment as they contain some very helpful advice on what symptoms you can expect and when to seek medical advice.
New Appointment System from 1st October 2016
In order to give a better service to all our patients, we are changing the way patients access Urgent / Same Day medical treatment. This will start to happen from 1st October 2016. Please read this PDF document for further information on how we are planning to make our appoinment system more efficient
When to Have Vaccinations
We have produced a short leaflet recommending when to have certain vaccinations (Shingles, Men ACWY, Pneumococcal, Whooping Cough). You can also view the recommended childhood immunisation schedule page of our website
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.
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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.