Influenza Vaccinations for 50-64 year olds
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
As from July, the practice will now be offering early morning appointments with a GP or nurse from 7:30am on Wednesdays.
CHANGES TO THE PRESCRIPTION PHONE LINE
In response to patient feedback about telephone access and to improve the service we provide, our dedicated prescription line is now available 24 hours per day. Please leave details of your repeat prescription request on the answering service. Prescriptions ordered before 2pm will be available for collection after 2pm, 2 working days later.
PATIENT PARTNER PHONE SYSTEM
(24hrs a day pre-booking of appointments)
What is Patient Partner?
Patient Partner connects to our existing telephone system and clinical database and allows patients to book, cancel and check appointments using their telephone keypad. The system is available up to 24 hours a day and is designed to improve patient access, reduce DNA's (Did Not Attend’s) and relieve some of the pressure on our phone system at busy times such as 8:30am every morning.
How will it work?
When a patient calls the surgery number and they will hear a new option. If you choose to use Patient Partner you will be asked to enter your date of birth and telephone number using the telephone keypad. Your phone details must be up to date as this will be used to identify you on our clinical system and it will reject your log in if there are any differences.
When your information has been checked and accepted by the system you will then be offered options to book, cancel or check outstanding appointments. If you choose to book a new appointment the system finds a suitable appointment and offers it to you. The patient then presses a button on the keypad to confirm that this is suitable and we confirm that the appointment has been booked.