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5th July 2016 at 4:40 pm
Same day help for your poorly child
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy, or view it online here
RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT: DR WILKINS
The time has finally come for me to retire from general practice. I have been at the practice for 37 years and yet the time has passed so quickly.
I will be retiring from medical practice at the end of May 2018 with many mixed emotions. I would like to thank all of you for giving me the opportunity to have had such a wonderful career and to have shared so many of your lives, in both good and difficult times.
It has been a great privilege to be a doctor in Heaton Road Surgery and I will undoubtedly miss many aspects of day-to-day clinical practice but the time has come to move on.
I leave the practice in excellent hands. Many of you will know all the doctors here and I am pleased to let you know that we have already recruited a replacement to share what is an ever-increasing workload.
With many, many thanks to all of you who have been my patients.
DR. DENISE WILKINS
Heaton Road Surgery was rated as outstanding overall in May 2015. To view the report you can go to http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-571990671 or click on the link below.
Heaton Road Surgery is a ‘training practice’. This means that young doctors wanting to enter general practice spend six months at a time with us as part of their training. As a training practice, your medical records may be used for educational purposes, but your confidentiality is ensured at all times.
Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions
from 1st July 2018 we will no longer be accepting prescription requests by telephone. In order to request repeat medication please use one of the following methods.
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Register at our practice
We are currently accepting new patient registrations at the Practice.
Registration forms can be collected from the surgery or downloaded and completed in advance. Please bring the completed forms plus appropriate proof of identity into the surgery where a receptionist will check your details.
If you wish to download the registration forms please choose the relevent pack from the following:
Patient Choice Scheme for Out of Area Registrations
We are not participating in the Patient Choice Scheme for Out of Area Registrations. This is for a number of reasons, the most important of which is that we have not yet been informed of what the urgent care arrangements will be for out of area patients who are unable to attend the surgery. We believe that this may impact on patient safety so we will continue to request that patients moving out of our practice area reregister with a new practice.
Online Patient Access
You can book appointments to see your doctor, place orders for repeat prescriptions and also view a summary of your medical records online.
To do this you need to register at Reception please see our opening times. When you register , we’ll give you all the information you need to get going.
Click on the link below to see how we intend to improve this service.
Please click the link above (“Practice Leaflet”) to download our practice leaflet.
Please click the link above (Travel Risk Assessment Form) to download our travel vaccination form. Once completed it is to be forwarded to the surgery prior to an appointment being made with the practice nurse. You will be advised what vaccinations are required and when to book your appointment.
Booking an appointment:
To book an appointment please call in at the surgery and speak to a receptionist or telephone us on 0191 2655911. You can also book an appointment via our online patient access facility, please see our prescriptions page for a link to the user instructions and agreement.
Length of appointment:
Normally, an appointment with one of our doctors is of 10 minutes duration. However, if you feel you will need longer than this, please advise the receptionist at the time you are making your appointment.
It is helpful to bear in mind that it is difficult for the doctor to attend properly to several different issues in a single 10 minute appointment.
Cancelling an appointment:
If for any reason you cannot attend your appointment, or no longer require it, please call reception on 0191 2655911 to let us know. This allows us to offer the appointment to other needy patients and saves both time and money for the NHS.
Text message reminders are sent out 2 days before your appointment. If you would like a text reminder please ask when booking your appointment.
For information on our appointments and how they work please see our Appointment information leaflet
Please allow 48 hours for your repeat prescription to be processed. From 1st July 2018 requests for repeat prescriptions can be taken in person at the surgery, by fax, post, or by using the online patient access facility.
The online facility allows patients to order repeat prescriptions and book GP appointments this is also available via an app on your mobile phone.
Please click on the link below for the Practice Agreement and instruction to apply to for use the online facility:
User Instruction Agreement
Once the agreement is signed you will need to visit the surgery to obtain your user name and password.
You will be asked from time to time to make an appointment with a doctor or nurse to check your repeat medication to ensure that this is still the most appropriate treatment for you.