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Practice Merger

Please see below for further information

Flu Clinic 2017

A further flu clinic is being held on Tuesday 28th November and Tuesday 5th December 2017. If you are eligible for a flu vaccination then please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

Repeat Medication Ordering.

We have taken the difficult decision and amended the practice policy regarding the ordering of Repeat medication by Chemists. From the 1st June 2017 Chemists will no longer be able to order medication on a patients behalf. The other usual methods of ordering medication remain - in person, online or now by Fax. The link below explains these changes in more detail. 

 

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions 

Dr Exley

It is with sadness to inform patients that Dr Exley is taking early retirement and finishes on Friday 6th October after 26 years of service . He will be missed by staff and patients but wish him well for the future. 

Church Street Medical Centre is Rated Outstanding by CQC!

We are pleased to announce  that the Practice has been rated "Outstanding" in our recent CQC inspection.  Only 194 GP practices in the Country have been given this rating and we are incredibly proud of all the Staff at the Surgery and our Patient Participation group for their contribution to the Practice.

 


 

Named Accountable GP for Patients

All patients have a 'named accountable GP', if you wish to know who your 'named accountable GP' is please ask at reception.

What does 'accountable' mean?

The named accountable GP to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).

This is a role of oversight, to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf. 

What are the named GP's responsibilities to 75s and over?

For patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP is responsible for:


  • working with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
  • ensuring that these patients have access to a health check.

Does the requirement mean 24-hour responsibility for patients?

No. The named GP will not:

  • take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
  • take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week
  • be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient

Can patients choose their own named GP?

In the first instance, patients are simply allocated a named GP. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts are made to accommodate their preference, recognising that there are occasions when the practice may not feel the patient's preference is suitable.

Do patients have to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice?

No. Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements. Patients should be aware that wishing to see a particular GP may result in longer waiting times for appointments.

 
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