CORONAVIRUS IMPORTANT INFORMATION
GP APPOINTMENT GUIDANCE - NOTTINGHAM AND NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CCG - COVID
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK FOR NEW GUIDANCE REGARDING GP APPOINTMENTS :-
As of June 1st 2020, Your Health, Your Way will be delivering all elements of the integrated wellbeing service, this means we will be accepting referrals for:
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation
- Physical activity
- Brief alcohol support
All interventions will be delivered remotely in accordance with social distancing guidelines. We will be able to provide both one to one and group based support via telephone and online support (Zoom).
EARLY MORNING PHLEBOTOMY APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE AT MANOR AND OAKS SURGERIES FOR ABBEY PATIENTS. SEE LINK HERE FOR FURTHER DETAILS. Early morning Phlebotomy appointments
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING BY PHARMACIES
As from 1 October, pharmacies will no longer be ordering medication on behalf of patients. This is an initiative being introduced by practices in Nottingham. The reason for this change is that when pharmacies order on behalf of a patient, they do not always know when medicines have been changed or how much stock the patient has at home. Putting patients in control of ordering their own medicines through their GP surgery is safe and can reduce waste. Please see the attached links below for further details. Leaflets are available in the surgery. We want to give as much notice of this to patients so you are ready for this change.
The government -led 2019 GP survey results are now available. Please go to the link to seem them. 2019 IPSOS Mori Patient Survey
Your Data Matters to ths NHS
See the section under Further Information - Data Choices - to find out about using confidential patient information for research and planning
Named Accountable GP for all Patients
From 31 March 2016 practices are required to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients and inform patients of this. The GP is responsible for patients’ overall care at the practice.
Those patients who are aged 75 and over or who have been identified as at risk of hospital admission, will already have a named GP and be aware of this.
You do not have to do anything though you can contact the practice and ask at reception to find out who your named GP is. You can still see your usual GP of choice or another GP, if you wish. You may have already been informed of your named GP by one of the reception team if you have visited the surgery recently.
This is a government led initiative and does not affect your overall care and treatment in any way.
Accessing Your Medical Record Online
As from 1 April 2016, patients will be able to access additional information in their medical record on line if they wish. In the same way that you can go on line and access basic details such as your repeat medications and allergies and sensitivities recorded, or order repeat medication or book a GP appointment, you will be able to register to access more detailed parts of your medical record. In order to do this you will need to talk with your usual GP first.
If you wish to access any on line services, please speak with a receptionist and they will give you a form to complete, giving the practice authority to set this up. Even if you already book appointments and order repeat medication, you will still need to let reception know that you would also like to be able to view your summary care record/more detailed care record and you still need to complete a consent form giving authorisation for this.
There is a leaflet available on reception if you would like to read more about this service. Thank you.
Debs Smith, Practice Manager