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EASTER PRESCRIPTIONS

The Surgery will be closed: Friday 14th April 2017 and Monday 17th April 2017.

Please make sure you submit any prescription requests before Tuesday the 11th April.

Thank you.

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CAR PARKING

Parking is restricted to permit holders only and there is no car parking for patients.

There are still three disabled parking bays opposite the side entrance for badge holders. Please ensure your disabled badge is clearly displayed. 

Your co-operation will be appreciated

To read more about this please click here

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Are you a Carer?

To find out more about the Carers' discount scheme please click here.

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Online access

We now accept applications from patients to access our on-line services i.e.: the on-line GP appointment booking service, the on-line repeat prescription request service and access to the following electronic medical records, immunisation, allergies and medication and consultations.

Please click here for the Patient Information Leaflet. Please click here for an application form. Please click here if you are applying to request access on behalf a patient who is not yet 16 years of age.

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Electronic Prescriptions.

You are now able to choose where we send your scripts electronically to for dispensing. 

You must contact the pharmacy/appliance provider and make it known to them that you wish to nominate them to dispense your medication/appliances. They will activate your nomination.

The service is known as the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).  

Please be aware that your script will then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy unless you ask us to print and keep it at the surgery for collection.  

We will contact you should we not be able to send your script to your nominated pharmacy. 

Please click here for more information.

PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS (i.e. 2 working days) for us to process your repeat prescriptions; unless your review date has passed and/or you are requesting medication that is not on your current repeat; in these instances it may take significantly longer.

We process over 200,000 repeat prescription requests each year and will unfortunately not be able to issue repeat prescriptions on the day they are received, as that slows down the process for other patients.  

Patients requiring prescriptions for the Contraceptive Pill are kindly reminded that they must allow 48 hours, following their consultation with a practice nurse, before they will be able to collect their prescriptions as these are issued by one of the GPs and not by the practice nurses.

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The surgery is now providing health checks for patients 75 years and older. Should you be interested to attend one please ask at reception or call 01462 892 463 to book an appointment.

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GP contract changes.

ALL patients (including those 75 years and over) of The Baldock Surgery have an accountable GP who will take lead responsibility for ensuring that any services which the surgery is required to provide under the General Medical Services contract (please click here for more information regarding the GMS contract) are, to the extent that their provision is considered necessary to meet the needs of the patient, coordinated and delivered to the patient. Please contact reception should you need to be reminded of who your accountable GP is.

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Text reminding service:

We now send text messages to remind patients of their appointments, first when the appointment is made and then again 48 hours before the appointment. Please ensure that we have your mobile number should you wish to receive these reminders.

Please note that we cannot respond to any responses to these texts as it is an automated process.

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New Clinical System

In order to better interact with other local Surgeries and Health Authorities the Baldock Surgery will be migrating to a different clinical system on the 9th May 2017.

Although this will bring benefits and improvements in the longer term it does mean there will be some disruption to patient services in the run up to this change. 

Patients will not be able to make a prebookable appointment from the 18th April for appointments up to the 9th May. We will be able to make appointments for after the 9th May in advance.

All patients with current on line access will have to have new passwords issued to them to be able to log in. We will be doing this on a trickle basis after we install the new system to minimise disruption, and spread the work in achieving this. For this reason we will not be able to process any new requests for on line applications from the 1st April until after the 9th May.

The move to the new system will create a lot of work for all the Practice staff and we would ask patients to be considerate of this during this busy period.

 

Have you registered for our on line services - where you can book/cancel and amend appointments and order repeat prescriptions?

Click any of the links below.  

Patient feedback (Friends and Family Test)

Please complete an online feedback form. This offers you the opportunity to provide feedback about the care and treatment you have received at the surgery and it takes less than a minute to complete. Your feedback is important and is also shared with the surgery's Patient Participation Group. See section on the right to submit feedback.

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