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PRESCRIPTION CHARGES: The government announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.


EXTENDED HOURS SURGERIES: We offer Extended Hours appointments from 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


READ THE LATEST NEWSLETTER: Newsletter - May 2017


PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS:  Please note that it takes 3 working days to process repeat medication due to the number of requests we receive. In the interest of patient safety the clinical risk associated with accepting repeat prescription requests over the telephone needs to be limited. The easiest and safest way for you to order your medication is online. Please ask a member of staff about SystmOnline.


DISPENSARY QUEUES: Our peak period in Dispensary for collection of medication is on Friday afternoons. Please collect earlier in the day or collect on another day wherever possible.

Latest News

Waiting Room Blood Pressure Machine

We now have a waiting room blood pressure machine available for you to use in our waiting room.

When you next visit the surgery please come and use the machine to check your blood pressure. If you are taking blood pressure medication we advise having your blood pressure checked every six months.

There are very clear instructions on how to use the machine. The machine will print out your blood pressure reading for you. If you have a booked appointment please give your blood pressure reading print out slip to whoever you are seeing. If you do not have an appointment please hand your print out slip to one of the receptionists.

Please come and use the machine at any time.

National Diabetes Audit

This Practice is taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). The NDA checks whether people with diabetes are getting good care. The NDA collects information about diabetes care from GP Practices and Hospitals. This information helps the NHS to improve care. The use of NDA information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality. Taking part in the NDA can help improve understanding of the quality of care for people with diabetes. But you can choose not to take part if you have concerns. For more information please click on this link for further information NDA Important Patient Information.

Staff Training

We put great emphasis on recruiting suitably skilled and motivated staff who will help us in delivering the best care possible for our patients. After initial induction and training in their individual roles e.g. reception or dispensing we then have whole practice training events every month. These meetings allow us the opportunity to reflect on the services that we provide, to consider how we can meaningfully interpret and implement NHS innovations and reforms, to learn from situations where we feel that we could have done better (using a tool known as Significant Event Audit), and to provide generic staff training. To enable the doctors and staff to keep up to date the practice will be closed for routine services for staff training once a month from between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on the following dates:

 

Tuesday 13th June 2017

Tuesday 11th July 2017

Long Bennington Medical Centre rated Good by CQC inspectors

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care, and encourages these services to make continual improvements.

We are delighted that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the quality of care provided by Long Bennington Medical Centre as ‘Good’ following a recent inspection. The full report can be seen on the CQC website.

 

Prescription Charges

The government has announced an increase to the NHS prescription charge of 20 pence, to £8.60 per prescription item from 1st April 2017.

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