New Partner - Dr Habeeb
We are delighted to welcome our new GP Partner, Dr Habeeb, who has joined us recently. He has a wealth of experience in medicine, having been a medic for many years, and he is pleased to have joined us as a Partner during a time that heralds such dramatic change for Primary Care.
New Prescription Service
We are changing our prescription service with effect from 7 October 2013. The new service will link directly with the clinical system and patients who have registered with the new service will be able to gain direct access to a populated list of their current repeat prescription medication.
If you would like to register with the new system please ask at Reception. You will need to bring proof of identification with you, preferably photo ID, in order that you may be allocated a computer generated User Name and Password. This will be confidential and unique to each user.
Our existing web page system for ordering repeat medications will continue to operate in the short term and will operate alongside the new system until 31 December 2013 when it is anticipated that all online users will access the new system to request repeat medication.
Please only use the prescription service for requesting medication that you have on CURRENT REPEAT PRESCRIPTION. If you need to request a medication that is not on your repeat template, or a change to the dosage of a medication that you currently take, you will need to arrange to speak with or see your usual GP for an appointment.
For telephone consultations or appointments please contact Reception on 01332 737777.
The new on line system will also enable users to access appointment booking on line where a number of routine GP appointments will be available to book.
You can only book online for routine 10 minute GP appointment slots. Please DO NOT book online if you require an appointment that will take more than 10 minutes. This will include appointments for:
Smears & Swabs
Please also do not book on line if you require an Interpreter. It is necessary for staff to make a separate booking with the Interpreter Service and the requirement for this cannot be identified on line.
If you are in doubt please do not book online and contact the surgery reception in the normal manner on 01332 737777. For nurse appointments please telephone the surgery to book your appointment as you will need to provide additional information to ensure that you are booked into the correct clinic and for the correct length of time.
Following changes in the NHS and the restructure of services, reforms are underway that will impact upon the manner in which clinical data is collected, shared and analysed. Please see our new web page about how patient information may be shared - see Care Data - NHS sharing information under our Further Information section on the home page to see what this means for you.
We are very pleased to announce that renovation work at our branch surgery has been successfully completed. We are very proud of our new premises and we have many people to thank for their support in getting the project off the ground and completed. Our new premises represent a big step forward for the Practice and are the culmination of much hard work and planning behind the scenes. We are grateful to all of our patients for bearing with us during the temporary closure and we very much look forward to being able to deliver future patient care from our newly improved branch surgery site. All of our branch surgery services will be delivered to all patients at ground floor level. Improvements to the surgery include access via a fully mechanised front door, a wheel chair accessible reception desk which incorporates a purpose built confidentiality screen, an improved open plan waiting area, fully accessible patient toilet facilities, an improved doctors consulting room and a newly built second consulting room wherein appointments will be available with the practice nurse and the phlebotomist.
We would be pleased to receive any comments or suggestions with respect to the works that have been undertaken.
PERTUSSIS IMMUNISATION CAMPAIGN FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
The Department of Health have recommended that pregnant women have the whooping cough vaccine from 28 weeks of pregnancy. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.