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Emergency messages regarding the surgery can be found here: 

Current status 

Urgent "on-the-day" arrangements

We have trialled a "triage" system first thing in a morning for "on-the-day" appointments, which has worked very well for patients and the surgery. Therefore, we have now implemented this system every week day.  This allows patients to speak to a GP first, before attending surgery, and allows the patient and GP to decide the best option to deal with their medical problem that day. 

Can we remind patients that the late afternoon urgent arrangements are not a "5pm drop in clinic" and are only bookable via reception for patients who need to be seen "on the day" and consider that their problem cannot wait until the next routine appointment.  These arrangements are only used when all of the other routine appointments have been filled.  The receptionist will inform patients that there may be a wait as the GPs are seeing patients at the end of the day's regular surgeries. Patients may also be asked to attend the "choice+" clinics at Moreton-in-marsh or Bourton-on-the-water for urgent medical issues which cannot wait until the next day.   Many thanks. 


Do you have a disability, impairment or sensory loss and need to receive information in a way you can easily understand?  We can provide surgery information in various formats and we have a hearing loop at the surgery.  Please ask reception for more information


Please see the clinics and services tab for information on travel vaccines - we are also a yellow fever centre. 


Please note - The Out of hours system has changed between 6 30 pm and 8 am - the answerphone now advises you to hang up and dial 111 for the NHS 111 service.  Calls are free from both landlines and mobiles. For life threatening emergencies, please dial 999.


 Can we please request that patients do not park on the road or verges of Back Ends as this blocks the bus route and also please do not block our neighbours' drives.  Many thanks.



Please see the link to the new website for Gloucestershire Joining up your Information - item 10 on the further information section of our website.

 

For self help information - patients can download the app: ASAP Glos NHS.

See the research section in the policies tab for information about the National Diabetes audit.

See the update on the Prime Minister's challenge fund for Glos on the appointments tab.  

Patient views - you can complete a Friends and Family survey on-line or in the practice for each visit to the surgery.  Please see the link under "Friends and Family test" on the right hand side of this page. We have received lots of positive feedback via this survey.  You can also visit NHS choices to add feedback on the practice.

New services:

Information has been added to the website for the "EPS - electronic prescriptions service" and "Urgent Repeat medicines service" (on the prescriptions page) and the "Keep safe scheme" and "My cancer treatment" website (on the further information list).

We are now able to book urgent patients into a new GP clinic at Moreton-in-marsh surgery, covering all of the local practices.  This is not a drop in service and is only via appointment via our receptionists to ensure you meet the criteria and is only available on certain days of the week. 

Appointment demand

We are currently experiencing an extremely high level of demand for GP appointments and home visits.  We have booked locum GP surgeries (with GP locums we use regularly and who know the surgery well) to try and help with demand.  Please only request a home visit if you need medical treatment and are housebound. Routine appointments with GP's can be booked up to 8 weeks in advance if your problem is not urgent. 

Out of Hours 01386 841894
Your call will be answered by the NHS 111 medical answering service. They will contact the most appropriate service for your symptoms.

Test Results
In order to avoid blocking the line at busy times, we would ask you to ring for test results after 2pm weekdays on 841894. The doctor will have left a message for the receptionists to access on your notes.

Home Visits
If a visit is required, please try and phone early in the day. The doctor may telephone before visiting. Home visits are available for those patients who are housebound and in need of medical treatment. 

 

Patient Advice - Care data

your care dataInformation about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

doc Care Data - Frequently Asked Questions

doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website

 



 
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