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FLU VACCINCATIONS 2019 - We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.   If you are aged 65 or over (or will turn 65 between 1.9.2019 and 31.3.2020) or under 65 and think you have a medical condition such as chronic heart disease, asthma, COPD, etc.  please contact Reception on 01400 281220 who will be able to make you an appointment or check your eligibility.   Our next flu clinic will be held on TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER. For further details please see our Health Matters page.


EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We’re open longer so you can get the help you need more easily. Appointments with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional are now available in the evenings and weekends, either at your local practice or another nearby NHS service. To find out how to book please contact us on 01400 281220. Information

Dispensary - The Dispensary will be closed every Wednesday between 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

GDPR - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

CHECK-IN SCREEN - Our new patient self check-in screen is up and running. It takes just a few seconds to use and is an effective way to increase efficiency at the reception desk and improve the patient experience. The reception staff will be encouraging patients to use it when they arrive for their booked appointments.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES - If you pay for your prescriptions the NHS increased the Prescription Charge by 20 pence from £8.80 to £9.00 for each medicine or appliance dispensed from 1st April 2019. The cost of the prescription pre payment certificates (PPC) has been frozen for another year. For more information please click HERE.

SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.

ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.

ARE YOU A MILITARY VETERAN? The Practice will be working to support and signpost military veterans to advice and support relating to their healthcare. In the meantime, for more about Veterans UK please click HERE

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 3 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.


Practice Care Co-ordinator

22.5 hours per week

Are you committed to helping us support people to reduce the risk of unplanned admissions and effectively support individuals in the community?

We are looking for an individual who is caring, demonstrates integrity, works great as part of a team and always strives for excellence in everything they do to help us make sure primary care and other health services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.

Let us tell you a little bit about the role....

Supporting our GPs, the Neighbourhood Team, people and their carers, you’ll be joining our team to help us to identify and support people who are elderly, frail or who have long term health needs.

You’ll be visiting people in the community, at home or seeing them in the practice to assess and discuss their care needs involving carers as appropriate. You’ll implement personal care plans for individual people, ensuring preventative actions are detailed to support the appropriate use of services, whilst ensuring that identified people receive the right level of help at the right time and help them to experience a joined up service by liaising with relevant members of the Neighbourhood Team.

What we're looking for from you...

You’ll be a Registered Nurse with post graduate education in health related studies relevant to long term conditions or equivalent skills. You’ll have experience of dealing with people with long term conditions, the ability to work autonomously, and evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team.

If you're interested in this vacancy and think this is the perfect job for you, please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification and apply by clicking on the NHS Jobs website HERE.

Closing date: Thursday 26 September 2019

Interview date: Friday 11 October 2019 (morning only)

For further details or to arrange an informal visit please contact our Practice Manager, Alison Lowerson, on 01400 281220.

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