We would like to inform our patients that the Care Quality Commission will be carrying out a routine visit on Tuesday 8th September.
There are comment cards in the practice which CQC have supplied as they would like to hear patient views.
Our aim is to provide first class, comprehensive healthcare covering both treatment and prevention of illness.
The practice has been on this site since 1962. The Surgery buildings have been extended on several occasions and neighbouring properties have been purchased to allow additional space to accommodate a multi skilled team of both professional and support staff and we have just officially opened our new extension.
Our GPs offer a variety of clinical expertise and provide a wide range of patient services. We employ four nurse specialists and an extensive nursing team. In addition, community nurses, midwives, health visitors, dieticians and counsellors are attached to the practice. Also on site are a pharmacy, a podiatrist, a chiropractor, a physiotherapist and an acupuncturist.
TRMC Welcomes A New GP Partner
We are pleased to announce that Dr Claire Skeates became a GP Partner on 1st March 2015.
GP Partner Retirement
Dr Fergusson retired on 31st May 2015, after three decades of working at TRMC. He will be very much missed by patients, staff and fellow GPs alike and we wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.
New Computer Systems
We are pleased to report that the changeover in February2015 went very smoothly, with the minimum of disruption to patient services. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and support, it was very much appreciated.
2015 WALK IN FLU CLINICS, no appointment required
SATURDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 8.30 - 12 NOON - Adults Only
SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 8.30 - 12 N0ON - Adults & Children
- Would you like to be able to order your repeat prescriptions at any time, day or night?
- At weekends or evenings, would you like to be able to book your GP appointment/telephone consultation, cancel unwanted appointments or just check the details of your booked appointments?
- Have access to a short summary*of your medical record when you want to?*medication, contraindications, immunisations and allergies.
If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, why not sign up to our On-Line services? Simply come along to the surgery in person with one form of photo ID (passport or drivers licence) and proof of address (a utility bill for example) and ask the Receptionist to issue you with your registration instructions and details.
Advantages of On-Line Services:
- Convenient for patients
- Frees up telephone lines
- An audit trail can be used to track your request
- Saves you time
- Fast and direct – takes you straight to your repeat medication list in your medical record.
Please remember, it essential you keep your logon details safe and secure, at all times.
The above services are only available to patients aged 16 and over.
E.Prescribing will be launched on 21st July 2015
You may have already heard of e.prescribing (also known as electronic prescribing), but for those patients who are not familiar with the concept, here is a brief explanation of what is all about, alternatively go to http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/whatthismeans.
The new service lets the practice send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy you choose to get your medication or appliance from – without the need for paper in some cases. This means there is less need for people with repeat prescriptions to call at their GP practice to collect a prescription form.
- How does the Electronic Prescription Service work?
At first, if you want your GP to send your prescription electronically, you must choose, or ‘nominate’, a place to receive your electronic prescriptions. This could be a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor
Nomination works in a similar way to a prescription collection service where the pharmacy collects your prescription for you instead of you having to collect it from your GP practice.
The main difference with nomination is that your prescription will be sent electronically and you don’t have to nominate a place that is close to your GP practice. For example, you could choose to nominate a place that is convenient to where you live, work or shop.
- When will I be able to start using the Electronic Prescription Service?
From 21st July 2015, when we ‘go live’
- Does using nomination mean I will see my GP less often?
No, it just means that you may not have to call at your GP practice just to collect a prescription.
- I use my paper prescription to request my next repeat prescription issue. How can I do this if I don’t receive a paper copy?
As electronic prescriptions are used more and more, GP practices may start offering different ways to order repeat prescriptions that will not require a paper copy of the prescription. However, if you do require a paper copy, simply ask for one when you collect your medication or appliance and the pharmacy will be able to give this to you.
- Do I need to be able to use a computer to use the Electronic Prescription Service?
No. The people who provide your prescription and medication will be using a computer.
- Can I nominate a chain of pharmacies or dispensing appliance contractors?
You can only nominate a specific location to receive your electronic prescriptions.
- Can I choose for my prescription not to be sent using the Electronic Prescription Service?
Yes, but if you decide not to use it, you won’t be able to use nomination. This means you will need to continue to make arrangements to collect your paper prescription from your GP practice.
For more information see:
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Your GP will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and NHS England.
However, individual patients can instruct their practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on how to opt out of sending your confidential information, please ask the receptionist for a leaflet.
Please be aware, the practice has NO choice but to allow Health & Social Care Information Centre and NHS England to extract this information.
For further information, please see Care Data under Further Information to the right of this item.
FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST
We would like your feed back on the care or treatment we give you, please click on the link below, to find out more.
website/L85042/files/Friends and Family Poster.pdf
Friends & Family Test results : Please click on on the Clinics & Services tab and then select the Friends and Family tab.
The following website allows you to check your symptoms and then tells you what is available over the counter from your pharmacy
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