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PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP - WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP - SEE THE NEW ROAD PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP SECTION FOR DETAILS.......

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If you are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment you will be required to wear a face covering - exceptions do apply. see here.

Please click here for Government advice regarding suitable face coverings.

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IMPORTANT ADVICE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

The UK has now moved to the containment phase to the delay phase on managing COVID 19 pandemic. If you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus please contact NHS111. DO NOT ATTEND New Road Surgery unless instructed to do so by a doctor or nurse at the Surgery. Thank you.

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There may be occasions where it would be mutually convenient for us to contact you by text message. Please contact us to let us know if you would prefer this method of communication, and ensure we have your correct mobile number.

 

Urgent Prescription Requests

 

We will be changing the way we process on the day/urgent prescription requests from 31st August 2020.

 

We are often asked to raise these urgently, often at very short notice, due to patients failing to order in advance. This impacts greatly on our workload because each repeat prescription request has to be checked personally by us to ensure it is safe to issue. If you ask us to do a repeat prescription on the same day it means that it has to be handled separately from the normal requests, and this means we have to take time out of our schedule to check it. Doing it this way increases the chances of a mistake being made and also can also lead to appointments times running late. Asking us to do a prescription on the same day is, in effect, jumping the queue. You may think ‘but it’s just one prescription’, but we have over 13,000 patients and can have many requests per day.

 

At the time of writing, we are seeing an increasing number of “same day requests.” We feel this is not safe and so have changed our rules regarding medication requests.

 

From the 31st August, all requests for repeat prescriptions will be subject to our “2 working days” turnaround, to ensure safety and fairness. It is your responsibility to ensure you order your repeat prescription in plenty of time.

 

Many medications can safely be missed for a few days if you do run out.

There are, of course, a few medications that must not be missed (such as Insulin and anti-epileptic drugs), and if you run out of one of these, then please explain this to our staff when you ring. We will issue such prescriptions as a one-off on the day in the first instance, but you will be asked to ensure you do not run out again and will be directed to this message on our website.

 

Please respect our staff if they explain this new process to you – they are working under instruction from the doctors and we are all doing our best to ensure safety of all our patients.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

 

The Doctors

Travelling to Europe in 2020?

There have been a significant outbreak of MEASLES number of European Countries. All travellers who have not previously had 2 doses of a measles containing vaccine (e.g. the MMR) should consider being vaccinated before travel. For further information see Measles: (http://www.travax.nhs.uk/diseases/vaccine-preventable/measles-mumps-rubella.aspx). If in doubt submit a Travel Form and arrange a telephone consultation in our Travel Clinic.


Don't forget to leave enough time to order your repeat prescriptions before your holidays and MOST IMPORTANTLY, take your medications on holiday with you!

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 YOUR APPOINTMENT -

KEEP IT, CANCEL IT, BUT PLEASE DON'T WASTE IT!!!

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FACE COVERINGS - update June 2022

In line with Public Health England’s latest relaxing of wearing face coverings, patients and staff will no longer be required to wear a face covering or mask when in general areas of the surgery, only when in clinical settings. We ask that anyone seeing a clinician kindly puts on a covering before entering the room, and the clinician will also be wearing a mask to help keep you and us safe.

You can of course continue to wear face coverings in the waiting room and corridors if you would prefer to.

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Recording a vaccine received elsewhere on my GP records and NHS app 

We have received a high number of requests to enter details of a COVID vaccine onto our patients’ GP records and the NHS app.  We appreciate that this is a confusing situation.  Unfortunately, there is some conflicting information about this both in the media and within other parts of the NHS.  Currently, it is not possible for us to record details of COVID vaccines in such a way that it will appear on the NHS app.  The vaccine information which appears on the NHS App is taken the IT systems used in the vaccine centres around the country, not a patient’s GP records.   

Vaccines received in the UK 

If you have had a vaccine in the UK, but it is not showing on the NHS App, it’s likely that there has been some kind of problem at the vaccine clinic.  Either it was not entered correctly onto the IT system, or the IT system has failed to upload it onto the NHS App.  If you are in this situation, please contact the centre where you received your COVID vaccine and give them your full name, date of birth, NHS number and any details you have of your vaccine (a photo of the vaccine card would be helpful. 

Vaccines received outside the UK 

Your GP surgery cannot update the NHS app with details of vaccines administered overseas. The following link provides details of the necessary steps.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/tell-nhs-about-coronavirus-vaccinations-abroad/

For further details please call NHS 119

 

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We have noticed increasing numbers of patients emailing the surgery via the surgery admin email address, or also writing in, detailing medical issues or requesting an appointment because the phone lines are busy. We understand it can be frustrating when the lines are very busy, but we are unable to deal with requests by letter/email and will require patients to call the surgery as usual.

Alternatively we have an ‘online consult’ 'contact us online' option, located on the home page of our website, where you can contact us online in regards to non-urgent medical issues during normal surgery hours. We are also introducing a dedicated email address for repeat prescription requests shortly, which we will update patients about once in place.

Thank you.

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OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 08.00am - 13.00pm/14.00pm - 18.30pm.

 Main appointment booking line opens at 08.30am. 

Weekend and evening collaborative extended hours across the Bromsgrove Town practices. These are currently telephone calls only due to the pandemic.


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You can contact us about a medical, administrative or prescription issue by clicking HERE. This is only available during normal surgery hours.

Answer a few short questions and we will get back to you within 2 working days.  Our preferred method to manage these queries will be via text message - please ensure you leave your mobile number on the form and let us know your preferred contact method. Please do not use this online form for urgent or emergency requests. The submitted forms will only be read during office hours. The forms will not be read on the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) or on bank holidays. They will not be read Monday-Friday between the hours of 1800 - 0900. Please contact 111 during out of hours or 999 if this is an emergency.

MUSCULOSKELETAL PROBLEMS? - REFER YOURSELF DIRECTLY TO THE MSK PHYSIO SERVICE. NO NEED TO CONTACT THE SURGERY OR SPEAK TO A CLINICIAN

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If you need a physio call 07436 797 891. A new assessment service from the NHS in Bromsgrove. No need to speak to your GP.

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