From 26th October 2020 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients
You will need to order repeat medication directly via your GP Practice, not from the pharmacy, online pharmacy or medical equipment supplier. You can order in the following ways :
- Email the Practice : email@example.com
- Tick off what you need on the repeat order slip and drop the request into our letterbox or send via post.
- Add a proxy (family member or carer) to use Patient Access to order medication on your behalf
- Online via Patient Access
- An approved NHS app
If you can't order by these means and don't have a family member, friend or carer able to order for you, please contact us on : 01229 462591
Please note this only affects the ordering of your prescription. When you order your repeat directly through your GP practice, your pharmacy will continue to receive or collect
your prescription as before.
Pharmacies may also continue to deliver your prescription if you currently receive this service.
Your Medical Record
In the next few months, your complete GP medical record will become digital and stored in a secure, cloud based clinical system which can be accessed only by our Practice.
This will enable better utilisation of space in the practice and make your record more easily accessible to our clinical staff.
The paper records will be destroyed, confidentially.
Please see attached letter, for more information.
8th September 2020
National Data Opt-Out
The National Data Opt-Out is a service that enables patients to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for purposes beyond their individual care & treatment eg for research. This applies to all NHS organisations and local authorities providing publicly funded care.
You can change your national data opt-out choice at any time via www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters, or by calling NHS Digital contact centre : 0300 3035678
Please read our policy for more informationMSMP National Data Opt-Out Policy.2020
UPDATE 20 OCTOBER 2020:
As there has been an increased demand for flu, this year, all Practices will receive a central supply of vaccine later in November, for both under 65yrs at risk and over 65yrs.
If you haven't already had your vaccine and haven't an appointment, we will be able to vaccinate you once we receive more supplies. Thank you for your patience.
The clinics will be appointment only, you will need to wear a mask and you will not be able to attend if you have any COVID symptoms, or if you have been instructed to self-isolate.
We will be vaccinating patients who have a chronic condition as a priority.
Please support your local surgery and have your flu vaccination with us.
Coronavirus Update 18th August
The doors of the surgery remain closed. Anyone arriving for an appointment must ring the intercom bell, where a member of the reception team will acknowledge that you have arrived.
Please bear with us as we continue to provide services, albeit a bit differently, to minimise risk to both patients and staff.
All requests for a GP appointment will first have a telephone consultation, once the GP has spoken to you, if they think an examination will be of benefit, an appointment will be offered to you.
Nurse and HCA appointments have now restarted. Some appointments are running differently to how they usually would. This is to reduce the amount of face to face contact.
B12 clinic is cancelled. This will remain cancelled until further notice.
We are working through the backlog of annual reviews that were due during our closure, between March and July. This will take some time but we will be in contact as soon as possible with all those patients who are due. If you think you may have been missed or if you have any symptoms or issues you need to discuss with your chronic disease nurse, please get in touch.
If you have any further questions about how we are running things currently, please phone the surgery and a member of the reception team will be happy to help.
- I have symptoms of COVID-19, what do I do?
Visiting the 111 website remains the first thing to do in this situation. There are a series of questions to answer and it will advise you of the path to take. If 111 advise you to contact us, then please do so. You will be put down for a phone call with the GP and they will assess you over the phone.
- How do I request a prescription?
Patient access is the preferred option for prescriptionsrequests. For those who aren’t registered for online services, there is the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org. For those who don’t have access to email, family or friends can request on your behalf. Alternatively, you can post a paper request through the door of the surgery, including your name, DOB and the names and strength of all individual items you wish to order.
- I need to collect my sick note/blood form/referral/prescription etc, can I come to the surgery?
All documents will be sent electronically where possible otherwise yes, you may collect from us. Please remember the doors remain closed, so please ring the bell for assistance when you arrive.
GP Earnings 2018-19
All GP Practices are required to declare the average earnings for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in Market Street Medical Practice in the last financial year was £78,965 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 2 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
Patient Participation Group meeting
We would like to invite any interested patient to attend our bi-monthly meeting to discuss health issues dear to your heart.
Next meeting : watch this space
All new members welcome.
WE WELCOME ALL NEW PATIENTS TO THE PRACTICE
We have a mix of female and male GPs, nurses and health care assistants to provide all your health care needs.
To register, call in to collect a form from the reception desk.
WANT AN EVENING APPOINTMENT? : The Practice is open until 7.30pm each Tuesday and Thursday for appointments with GPs, telephone consultations and appointments with nurses.( Please note this service is temporarily suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions)
Yellow Fever vaccination: from 1st April 2019 the fee for yellow fever will increase to £100, which includes an admin fee of £25
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Please read our Privacy noticeMSMP Patient Privacy Notice.2020.
Hard copy available at reception desk.
Want a GP appointment at the weekend? Furness General or Westmorland General? Book at reception or ring direct : 03000 247 247 CHOC poster 112018