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PRESCRIPTION CHARGES: The government announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.


EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES: We offer Extended Hours appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


READ THE LATEST NEWSLETTER: Newsletter - May 2017


PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require 2 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.

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Flu Clinics 2017

We will be giving flu vaccinations again this year on the following Saturday mornings:


Saturday 14th October 2017 (including children aged 2 & 3 years old)
 

Patients who are eligible to have a free flu vaccine on the NHS are:

  • adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone aged 65 and over)
  • pregnant women 
  • children aged six months to two years at risk of flu

For further information about who should have the flu jab please click here.

If you are eligible to have the flu vaccine this year please contact the surgery on 01400 281220 to book your appointment.

Waiting Room Blood Pressure Machine

We now have a waiting room blood pressure machine available for you to use in our waiting room.

When you next visit the surgery please come and use the machine to check your blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication we advise having your blood pressure checked every six months.

There are very clear instructions on how to use the machine. The machine will print out your blood pressure reading for you. If you have a booked appointment please give your blood pressure reading print out slip to whoever you are seeing. If you do not have an appointment please hand your print out slip to one of the receptionists.

Please come and use the machine at any time.

Staff Training

We put great emphasis on recruiting suitably skilled and motivated staff who will help us in delivering the best care possible for our patients. After initial induction and training in their individual roles e.g. reception or dispensing we then have whole practice training events every month. These meetings allow us the opportunity to reflect on the services that we provide, to consider how we can meaningfully interpret and implement NHS innovations and reforms, to learn from situations where we feel that we could have done better (using a tool known as Significant Event Audit), and to provide generic staff training. To enable the doctors and staff to keep up to date the practice will be closed for routine services for staff training once a month from between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the following dates:

 

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Tuesday 12th December 2017

The staff had a great training session on 12th September about Dementia Friends and changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. For more information about Dementia Friends please click here.

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Long Bennington Medical Centre rated Good by CQC inspectors

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care, and encourages these services to make continual improvements.

We are delighted that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Long Bennington Medical Centre as ‘Good’ following a recent inspection. The full report can be seen on the CQC website.

 

Prescription Charges

The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.

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