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STAXTON SURGERY AND PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION UPDATE 


We have noted the uptake for the Staxton clinic appointments has declined and we have thought about how we could serve our patients better. We noticed an increased demand for urgent appointments for problems that could be treated excellently by a nurse practitioner.


 From 4th September our new nurse practitioner, Theresa, will start and will be available 3 days per week, offering 'immediate' (same day) appointments.


We feel the appointments are best offered in the Sherburn and Rillington practice premises as they are much better equipped than the Staxton Village Hall. We are therefore finishing the Staxton Village Hall clinics from July 2017, meaning the last clinic will be held on Tuesday 27th June.


 The current prescription service which currently runs from Pat Pickard’s home in Staxton will cease from Wednesday 28th June – any prescriptions not collected from Pats after this date will be returned to the Practice for collection. As an alternative the practice does offer a prescription delivery service for all our patients, this will continue where needed to deliver prescriptions to patient's houses by our delivery driver. This requires you to be at home to sign for the prescription on the delivery day. We offer this service on a Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Wednesday evenings


Please ask at dispensary for further information and to be added to the delivery service.


We trust we will improve our service to our patients this way.


We would like thank Pat Pickard for all those years that she has assisted us out of the goodness of her heart with the Staxton clinics and prescription collection service.


 

Named Accountable GP

As part of a new contractual requirement for 2015-16, all patients registered at a GP Practice are allocated a named accountable GP.

What does 'accountable' mean?

The new contract requires the named accountable GP to be responsible for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required under the contract and ensure they are delivered to each patient where required.  However, this does not mean that they will be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient.  These responsibilities will be carried out within the opening hours of the practice and do not change the way you currently access care outside these hours.

Will GP practices write to patients to inform them of their named GP?

No.  However, practices are required to inform patients of their named GP at the next appropriate interaction.

Can patients choose their own named GP?

Patients will be allocated a named GP on the basis of whom they usually see.  However, if a patient requests a different named GP reasonable effort will be made to accommodate their preference.

Do patients have to see their named GP when they want an appointment?

No.  Patients can, and should, feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.  If their preferred choice of GP or nurse is not available, an alternative will be offered.  As all patients have an electronic medical record this ensures that all clinicians in the practice have access to the most accurate and up to date information.

ALL PATIENTS AT SHERBURN AND RILLINGTON PRACTICE HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED A NAMED GP - IF YOU ARE UNSRE OF WHO YOUR'S IS, PLEASE ASK AT RECEPTION.



 
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