Re: Extended Hours access from 30th June 2014: Having assessed preferences expressed by patients we are altering our extended hours access to include weekday evening GP telephone consultations which will be available to pre-book along with Saturday morning appointments.
Patient Access - we are reviewing the appointments we offer outside of our core hours and would be grateful if you would kindly complete the Patient Access survey to indicate what your preferences would be.
Thank you to everybody who completed our patient survey - your feedback is important to us. Please see 'Further information' section for a report of the results and subsequent report.
Important Information - please read:
Care.Data - extraction of your medical information. For further advice regarding the use of your medical data please use the link in the Further Information section. You need to inform us if you wish to opt out of your data being shared.
January 2014: Text messaging service. We are now able to text you a reminder about your appointments. If you do not wish to receive these reminders please contact us to let us know.
Online appointment booking and repeat prescription requests . You can now make or cancel an appointments online. Please ask to register for this service at the practice or via the website https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/
You will need to visit the surgery and provide ID before your access can be activated. You will also be able to order your repeat medication online too.
We would like to welcome Dr Sarah McGuire to the practice. Dr McGuire is an experienced GP with a special interest in ENT. She will also conduct minor surgery clinics and can offer full family planning advice. Dr McGuire replaces Dr Jo Lawrence who has emigrated from the UK to Australia. Dr McGuire will care for patients who were previously registered with Dr Lawrence.
Summary Care Record - your Summary Care Record will contain important information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have.
Healthcare staff who can see your Summary Care Record:
• need to be directly involved in caring for you;
• need to have an NHS Smartcard with a chip and passcode (like a bank card and PIN);
• will only see the information they need to do their job; and
• will have their details recorded.
Healthcare staff will ask your permission every time they need to look at your Summary Care Record. If they cannot ask you, for example if you are unconscious or in certain circumstances such as a court order, healthcare staff may look at your record without asking you. If they have to do this, they will make a note on your record.
Note - this is different to Care.Data
For further information including how to opt out of the Summary Care Record click on 'Summary Care Record' in our further information section or visit website:
Dec'13 **Flu vaccines** are still available for booking. Please ring the surgery to book an appointment if you are over 65yrs old or have a chronic disease such as Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Heart Disease or have had a stroke. In addition you should have a flu vaccine if you are pregnant, immunosuppressed or if you are a carer. Please ring the surgery for further advice if necessary.
New: Child Flu vaccination for all two and three year olds - please ring the surgery to book an appointment if you would like your two or three year old child to have a nasal spray flu vaccine this year.
Dr J V Elliot has now retired and Dr Edward Sheppard has taken over the care of his patients.
Out of Hours - 6.30pm - 8.30am: If you need urgent medical attention please ring 01825 722272 and your call will pass onto the out-of-hours service for their advice.
Alternatively ring the out-of-hours service directly by ringing:
111 between 6.30pm to 8am Monday to Friday, weekends and Bank Holidays,
01845 145 012 between 8am and 8.30am Monday to Friday
and you will speak to the out-of-hours service directly. They can arrange for you to be seen by a doctor if necessary.
NEW WHOOPING COUGH VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN...
Starting Monday 2nd October we will be offering a Whooping Cough vaccination for pregnant women who are between 28 and 38 weeks. Please contact the surgery or speak to your midwife for further details.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 01/07/2014)