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Emergency Care 

When the Surgery is closed please phone the new NHS line - 111 for urgent medical help or advice but not a life threatening situation.

For life threatening situations please dial 999.

Home Visits
Telephone 01579 335320 – The doctors do home visits when clinically necessary; it is helpful to request visits before 10.00am, then a Doctor will return your call.  This call from the Doctor is not available if your telephone does not accept calls from "number withheld" callers. 

Cancel your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Telephone Call Back

Please telephone 01579 324242 to book a Telephone Call Back from Doctor.  All calls are now being recorded and monitored for patient care and training purposes.

Dispensary

Please allow three working days for prescriptions to be processed. There is now a box to enter your patient number on the patient detail page of the Repeat Medication Manager.

Follow this link to Patient.co.uk

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.

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