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  A NEW WAY TO GET YOUR MEDICATION:

YOU CAN NOW REQUEST FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION TO BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO THE PHARMACY OF YOUR CHOICE. YOU WILL NO LONGER GET A PAPER PRESCRIPTION, BUT CAN GO DIRECTLY TO THE PHARMACY TO COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIBED ITEMS. PLEASE CALL RECEPTION TO LET US KNOW WHICH PHARMACY YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE OR COMPLETE AND RETURN THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE NOMINATION FORM TO USE THIS SERVICE.

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PLEASE REGULARLY CHECK WITH RECEPTION IF WE HAVE YOUR UP-TO-DATE CONTACT DETAILS - ESPECIALLY YOUR MOBILE NUMBER - AS WE NOW SEND APPOINTMENT REMINDERS BY TEXT MESSAGE!

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YOU CAN NOW BOOK & CANCEL APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

In order to use this service, you will need to register at reception. You will be given a unique ID and password to log into our 'SystmOnline' website where you can also order repeat prescriptions and view your medical record.

You will need to complete a registration form which you can complete online, print and bring with you to the surgery together with 1. Photo ID AND 2. Proof of residence (bank statement, utility bill or council tax bill).

Patient Online Access Request

 

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Named accountable GP

From 1st April all practices are required under the 2015-16 General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all practice patients, including children.

The named accountable GP will take the lead responsibility for the co-ordination of services required.

Any member of the practice team will be able to confirm the name of your accountable GP. This does not prevent you from seeing any doctor or nurse of your choice!

If a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they are assigned to, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

 

Can all patients please be aware that ONE booked appointment is only ten minutes long.

 

This means that only ONE patient will be seen, and only ONE problem dealt with.

 

This will help everybody to be seen as close to their allotted appointment time as possible.

 

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere 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 HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. REMEMBER TO COMPLETE A SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY!

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