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EXTENDED ACCESS APPOINTMENTS - We are pleased to be able to now offer patients access to routine, pre-booked appointments at evenings and weekends. Extended hours run between 18:30 and 20:00 weekdays and 09:00 and 12:00 Saturday and Sunday and are available on bank holidays and across the Easter, Christmas and New Year periods.Appointments are for pre-bookable, non-urgent consultations with GPs and Nurses and Physiotherapists. For more information click HERE.

FLU VACCINATIONS 2018 - IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FLU VACCINATION PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT. Click on this link to find out - Who should have a flu jab?

GDPR - On 25 May 2018 the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Here is a copy of our Privacy Notice which includes information on how we use and protect your personal information, and your rights relating to this.

CHECK-IN SCREEN - Our new patient self check-in screen is up and running. It takes just a few seconds to use and is an effective way to increase efficiency at the reception desk and improve the patient experience. The reception staff will be encouraging patients to use it when they arrive for their booked appointments.

PRESCRIPTION CHARGES - If you pay for your prescriptions the NHS Prescription Charge increased to £8.80 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2018.

 

SAVE TIME, DO IT ONLINE   - Order your repeat prescriptions online, book and cancel your appointments online. Please ask a member of our Reception team for details about how to register for Online access.

ARE YOU A CARER? If you help a family member, friend or neighbour that has a disability, has a mental illness, has a chronic illness, is frail or has a substance misuse problem with alcohol or drugs, we would like to provide you with relevant information.  Please complete one of our "AM I A CARER?" forms at the Reception desk click on the Carers link in our Further Information Index.

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTSWe require at least 3 FULL WORKING DAYS to prepare your paper or electronic prescription as per NHS standard. This excludes procurement and dispensing time which is subject to separate clinical and safety standards.  You may not request items which are not on your repeat list due to local health policy restrictions in that items which are used occasionally and are available at a pharmacy must be purchased at a pharmacy, whether you are exempt or not from prescription charges. We encourage patients to register for SystmOnline prescription ordering. Just ask a member of our reception team.

Online Services - Patient Records

Online Services – Patient Records

New contractual requirements were introduced from 1 April 2014 for all NHS General Practices to offer and promote;

  • Patient on-line access to appointments
  • Patient on-line access to prescriptions
  • Patient on-line access to certain parts of their medical record

Practices must also;

  • Transfer relevant information to a patient’s Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • Transfer a patient’s record electronically between Practices when patients register or de-register
  • (GP2P)

Long Bennington Medical Centre currently offers all registered patients;

  • On-line appointment bookings and cancellations
  • On-line access to repeat prescriptions
  • On-line access to a summary of their medical record i.e. medications, allergies and adverse reactions
  • Relevant information is transferred to a patients Summary Care Record (SCR)
  • Electronic transfer of patient’s records between practices when patients register or deregister (GP2GP)
  • Online access to detailed information (held in coded form) from the patient record

To access these services please ask for an application form from reception, photographic ID and separate proof of address will be required.



 
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