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  • CHANGES TO THE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION TELEPHONE SERVICE 

    From Monday 2nd December 2019 access to the repeat prescription telephone service will be available from:

    12.30pm to 2.30pm

    Monday - Friday

    You can still order your repeat medications in person, on-line, through the App or via the post.

     

     
  • Every mind matters

    Discover simple steps to look after your mental health.

    Every Mind Matters will get you started with a free online plan designed to help you deal with stress and anxiety, boost your mood, improve your sleep and feel more in control.

    Find your way to better mental health.

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  • Getting your medicines if there's a 'no-deal' Brexit

    Are you worried about getting your medication if there is a
    'no-deal' Brexit?

     Are you wondering:
    “Should I over order and stockpile?”

    the answer to that is; no, please order your medication as normal.

    Please click here for further information.

     

     
  • EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE

    MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW

    There are now more primary care appointments available in our area, making it easier for you to get an appointment at a time that suits you.  Read more... 

     

     
  • Dispensary Opening Times

    Please be aware the Dispensary is not open on a Saturday morning when the Surgery is running a Saturday morning clinic.

    The Dispensary hours are Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 6pm.

     

     
  • Hearing Aid Repair Drop-in Clinic

    Are held here the First Friday of each month: 1.30-2:30pm

    The next clinic will be held on Friday 6th December 2019.

    To view other clinics in the area or for further information click here.

     

     
  • Do you have joint pain?

    Click here
    for advice on management 
    before seeing a doctor.

     

     
  • Symptoms of a....
    Urinary tract infection?

    Please contact the surgery on 01423 322309. You may be asked a few questions by the receptionist, this is to ensure that you see / speak to the appropriate member of the clinical team.

     

    Please do not drop in urine samples for testing unless they have been specifically requested by either a GP or Nurse.

    For more information please click here.

     

     

     
  • ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH?
    WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR URINE?

    Please view the helpful guides

    "Are you drinking enough?" 

    "What colour is your urine?"

    to see if you are drinking enough fluids thoroughout the day.

     
  • Hayfever Treatment Advice

    Do you suffer from Hayfever?  Please click on the link and get some advice.

     

     
  • Who is my named GP?

    All Patients haven been allocated a named GP who is responsible for the Patient's overall care.

    Please contact the surgery if you would like to know the name of your GP.

    Although you have a named GP, you can still make appointments with any of our doctors.

     If you wish you can also ask to change your named GP and we would aim to accommodate this request wherever possible.

     

     
  • Online services for 11-16 year olds

    Unfortunately for operational reasons, online services will not be available to patients aged between 11-16 years.

    Any queries please contact, Miss Wendy Dowson, Practice Manager

     

     
  • TTP SystmOne App

    TPP have released a SystmOnline app, available currently for the IOS platform, which offers patients much of the same functionality as the SystmOnline website, but optimised for smartphones.

    The app can be downloaded for free now, for how to please click here

     

     

What is the Summary Care Record?

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nscrThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record(SCR).

The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

 

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.


For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.


For further information visit the Connecting for Health Website


If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form which is available from reception.