We have been recently approved from Health Education North West GP School as a training practice. We will be responsible for delivering high quality training for general practice
As a training practice, doctors experienced in hospital medicine join us for a few months to a year before embarking on careers in general practice. They work under supervision from the partners.
Often we will have a G.P. Registrar (a fully trained doctor who is receiving final specialist G.P. training) or Foundation year doctor( fully qualified doctor who is training in General practice).
He/she will be available for consultation. We usually have one or two doctors training with us. Because of this role you may find that some of our consultations are recorded on videotape. These recordings are kept strictly confidential and are used for teaching doctors. Your consent will always be sought before this is done, so you have the choice to refuse prior to seeing the doctor.
Our Practice Nurses offer reviews on many chronic diseases including Asthma, Type 2 Diabetes, BP, COPD. If you are affected by any of these conditions, please make your review appointment with the Practice Nurses.
Do you know our Practice Nurses are available for Contraceptive advice? Also they do the relevant checks and can issue your repeat prescription for the Contraceptive Pill. Please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Our Practice Nurses can offer you travel advice and carry out any necessary immunisations.
If you have a chronic disease or are 65 years or older, please make an appointment from September with the Practice Nurse.
Friends & Family Survey
Please complete the short online IOM Friends and Family survey which allows you to evaluate your experience with us confidentially. www.tinyurl.com/iomgp
If you have a sick note which will need to be renewed it is important that you make a ROUTINE appointment in good time so that you may be seen for review prior to continuation.
Did not attend
Last month there were 78 patients who did not attend their appointment. Please can you make sure that all unwanted appointments are cancelled so that we can offer these to those in need.
Online Patient Access
We can now offer Patient Access online. Once registered this allows you to book an appointment, order your repeat prescription and view your recorded immunisations, allergies and repeat medications. To register for Online Access please bring in some photographic ID and ask at the desk.
Out of Hours Service
Calls out of hours - between 6pm and 8am, weekends and public holidays are dealt with by the MEDS service. If you require urgent medical advice outside surgery hours, simply telephone the surgery number and you will be transferred to the out of hours medical centre where your details will be taken. You may be given an appointment to go to the out of hours centre or a Doctor may provide telephone advice or a home visit.
Accident & Emergency - Nobles Hospital
This service is specifically for the emergency treatment for patients who have suffered an injury due to an accident or who have been overtaken by a sudden illness. In all other cases you should consult your GP.
In an real emergency, dial 999.