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THE PRACTICE IS NOW BOOKING COVID VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AS PER THE GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE 

YOU SHOULD RECEIVE A TEXT MESSAGE INVITING YOU TO BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR THE NEXT AVAILABLE SLOT AT

THE SUTTON TOWN HALL

PLEASE NOTE: THE SURGERY HAS RECENTLY STARTED SENDING TEXT MESSAGE INVITES FOR THE COVID VACCINE, KINDLY MAKE SURE THAT YOUR MOBILE NUMBER IS UP-TO-DATE TO RECEIVE THESE INVITES. 

PLEASE NOTE:  ALL GP APPOINTMENTS REMAIN TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS ONLY, THE GP OR NURSE WILL CALL YOU AS CLOSE TO THE APPNT TIME AS POSSIBLE. IF THE GP FEELS YOU NEED TO BE SEEN FACE TO FACE, THEY WILL MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR AN APPOINTMENT FACE TO FACE, WEARING FULL PPE.

OUR NURSING TEAM ARE SEEING PATIENTS IN FULL PPE FOR INJECTIONS,  WOUNDCARE, BLOOD TESTS CHILDHOOD IMMS & SMEARS.  PLEASE CALL THE APPNTS LINE. REVIEW OF DIABETES AND RESPIRATORY LONG TERM CONDITIONS REMAIN TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS. (unless told otherwise)

If the GPs are emailing you correspondence, please allow at least 24 hours.

If asked to attend a face to face appointment please ensure you wear a face covering/mask.

If you wish to send a photograph to assist your consultation for example for rashes, lumps & bumps, please ensure the subject field states the GP who requested and your name and DOB. (only upon GPs request or if you have a confirmed appointment)

We want you to know you aren’t alone. However dementia affects you, Alzheimer’s Society is therefor you - and they can help you seven days a week through their support line (0333 150 3456), online community Talking Point and website.   

PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNITY MIDWIVES ZOE STRACHAN (07971981471) OR MAY NGU (07866671243) DIRECT IF YOU NEED TO SEE THE MIDWIFE AND THEY WILL ORGANISE YOU AN APPOINTMENT. THIS INCLUDES NEWLY PREGNANT PATIENTS.

Note - Cervical Cytology - Please be aware there is a current delay in the practice receiving smear results.  Current turnaround is between 10 - 12 Weeks from the lab. Cytology are doing everything they can do to ensure results are processed as quickly as possible.  

From Friday the 1st May 2020 the practice will be offering extended access appointments on

Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings 

These appointments are being made available to patients who are registered with our practices within our primary care network. Please call our appointment line on 373 2211 for further advice.

Saturday Nursing Appointments are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Organ donation law changing in 2020 for information click the link https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

EPS - You Must Nominate A Pharmacy For Your Electronic Prescription Service

You will still order your prescriptions in the same way but they are sent to the pharmacy electronically. Note you do not have to have a computer at home for this.   

If you request items that are not on repeat these have to be agreed with the GP and may be refused.   Due to the increase in volume of prescription requests please allow 3 full working days between requesting and collecting your medication taking weekends and Bank Holidays into account. 

Note: Emails to the Practice should not be used for clinical queries due to confidentiality and the potential for it being urgent. Practice email account is not monitored 24/7.

Accessibility Information

We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.

We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or easy read. We want to know if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate.

We want to know if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool.

Accessible Information Form

Website Accessibility Information

Our website pages are designed so that you can change the style, size and colour of the font used, as well as the background colour. If you wish to do so, please see the guides below.

Customise settings in:

Further help

If you:

  • Have problems seeing the screen
  • Find it difficult to use the mouse or keyboard
  • Need help with language or reading websites

then we recommend you visit the BBC website My Web My Way, which provides advice on how to make your computer easier to use, whether you are a Windows, Mac or Linux user.

PATIENT ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION STANDARD

This is a new standard being introduced by NHS England which has been developed to support the Equality Act.

The purpose of the standard is to make sure that people with a disability, impairment or sensory loss have access to information that they can understand and get any communication support they might need. This also applies to parents and carers of these people.

This does not apply to:

Patients who prefer to get their information in other formats that do not have a disability or sensory loss.

Foreign language translation

People who have difficulty reading or understanding information for reasons other than a disability, impairment or sensory loss for example due to low literacy or a learning difficulty like dyslexia as distinct from a learning disability.

For example they might need their information in a format other than standard printed letters; such as braille, easy read, via email etc.

Also they may need help with communication through use of a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter, deafblind manual interpreter, an advocate etc.

What is included in the standard?

  1. Ask people if they have any information or communication needs and find out what they are
  2. Record those needs
  3. Highlight in the patient records what the needs are and how they should be met
  4. Share these needs with other NHS adult social care providers with their consent.
  5. Make sure that they receive information in a way that meets their needs and that they get any communication support that they need.

More information about the standard can be found at  www.england.nhs.uk/accessibleinfo

If you have communication needs please fill out the form below and pass to the surgery:

Communication Needs Leaflet



 
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