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Flu Clinic - 21 September 2019

Appointments are available for you to book online or via phone or in person.  We have ordered flu vaccine for all eligible patients.  We would ask that you book for your flu vaccine with the Surgery please.

Online access

We are asking that all our patients are registered for online access by 1st April 2019.  Please contact the Surgery for your log in and password details.  You will be able to book appointments online, request repeat prescriptions, view test results and also view your medical record

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - All patients will need a nominated pharmacy by 1 April 2019

The majority of our patients do not collect their prescriptions from the Practice, but from a nominated pharmacy through Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

If you require regular prescriptions, EPS will save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP Practice. The EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice. This means you will no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP Practice - instead you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines. Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. In the future, EPS will become the default option for the prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England.

You don't need a computer to use EPS - you can use it as long as both your GP Practice and the pharmacy offers the service. Skelmanthorpe Family Doctors offers this service. You can choose the most convenient pharmacy for you, such as near your home, where you shop or where you work. This is flexible and can be changed at any time - just let your doctor or pharmacy know. Please ask the practice of pharmacy staff for more details. It only takes a few minutes to set up. 

Links to resources

http://www.elearning.rcgp.org.uk/selfcare   Free to RCGP members: £55 for non-members.

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Self-Care-Forum-top-tips-for-practices_2.pdf

http://www.selfcareforum.org/events/self-care-week-resources/

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/PPGGuidetoSelfCare.pdf

Patient Privacy Notices

This Practice aims to provide you with the highest quality of Healthcare. To do this we must keep records about you, your health and the care we have provided or plan to provide. Click on the links below to view the Patient Privacy Notice and the Young Patient Privacy Notice.

Patient Privacy Notice    Young Patient Privacy Notice

CQC Report - Surgery Rated as Good in every area

Following the recent CQC Inspection the Surgery has been rated as Good in every area.  A copy of the report is available for you to read here   

CQC Inspection Report - September 2016

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