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Our new telephone system is now up and running!  

You’ll notice that we have introduced a queuing system, so you will be able to see exactly where you are in the queue.  For repeat medication queries please ring 01225 703183 rather than the surgery.

You will be able to choose from the following options:

Option 1 – Cancel an appointment. This will divert you to a voicemail where you can leave your name, date of birth, date and time of your appointment

Option 2 – Home visit requests (before 10:30), appointments, general enquiries

Option 3 – Test results, this line will only be available after 4pm

Option 4 – Queries about hospital referrals

Thank you for your patience whilst we get to grips with the new system.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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