Dr Allen - Retirement
Our Senior Partner, Dr Allen, retired at the end of July. He would like to say the following -
I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes, cards and letters for my recent retirement.
It is a big change from being a busy GP to a retired one but your good wishes have made it so much easier.
All the best
Dr G R Allen
New Prescription Service
We have changed our prescription service. The new service links directly with the clinical system and patients who have registered with it 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.
All online prescription service 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 also enables 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.
The new online system also enables patients to view their summary care record. Please ask in the surgery for more information.
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.
Patient Survey 2014
Please see our report for survey results 2014. We would be pleased for you to provide any feedback necessary and look forward to receiving your comments. Thank You.