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Did you know that we can now send you text reminders for your appointments?


Please ensure reception have your up to date mobile number to ensure you receive your text!


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For medical advice when the surgery is closed please ring 111




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 IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR DATA 


 Your GP will shortly be required to supply your personal and confidential medical information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and NHS England.  The practice has NO CHOICE but to allow them to extract this information.  However individual patients can instruct their practice to stop the transfer of their data.  For more information on this important issue, please ask reception for a leaflet or see the link on the right of this screen, "Extraction of Personal Data". Below is an opt out form for completion if you do not want your information extracted. 



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 DO YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE ACCESS TO MAKE TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS AND ORDER REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS? 


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 If you want to register for this you will need to come to the surgery with two forms of identification.  One must be photographic, i.e. passport, driving licence, bus pass, and one must contain evidence of your address i.e. utility bill.  We will then give you log in details so that you are able to make telephone appointments with your doctor and you will be able to order your repeat prescriptions.


  This is not available to anyone under the age of 16 years.


The repeat prescriptions do actually link into your medical records so will be accurate. 

Home Visits

home_visit3Patients are asked to telephone before 10.00am if a visit is required that day. Only emergency visits can be arranged after that time.

The Practice uses the North Staffs LMC guidelines on home visits to help decide if a home visit by a doctor is appropriate.

Please give the nurse as much information as possible to enable the Practice to decide how to deal most appropriately with the request.

Home visits are only for patients who are too ill to come to the surgery. The clinician will take into account whether travel by car to the surgery would cause undue suffering or a dangerous deterioration in the patients condition.

A doctor’s ability to properly assess and treat a patient seen in their own home is often impaired by the non ideal clinical situation of poor lighting, unhygienic conditions and such simple difficulties as soft beds making it impossible to examine abdomens correctly. As technology moves on, sophisticated tests, treatments and equipment are increasingly being employed to improve care, much of this is not portable and thus not available on home visits.

Lack of transport is not a reason for a home visit. Home visits should be medically justified and not for social convenience.

Please remember that several patients can be seen at the surgery in the time it takes to do a home visit.

 
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