There will be a meeting of the Practice Patient Participation Group on Friday 7th December at 12.30. Please contact Reception for further details
In this years national GP patient survey we scored at or above national average on every aspect that was looked at. https://gp-patient.co.uk/practices/E82049
Now every patient in our surgery has a NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP
What is the named GP requirement?
This is a contractual requirement and builds on the 2014-2015 agreement to provide a named and accountable GP for over 75s. The named GP requirement has now been extended to all patients. By 31 March 2016 all practices will need to include on their website reference to the fact that all patients, including children have been allocated a named, accountable GP.
Will practices have to write to patients to tell them their named GP?
There is no requirement to write to any patients regarding their named GP. Practices are required to inform patients of their named GP at the next appropriate interaction and it is for practices to decide what is appropriate.
If you don't know who is your named GP, please ask from reception. If you want to change your named GP, please ask reception staff. Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the Practice of your choosing.
Baldwins Lane Surgery is now Research Active
We are taking part in high-quality clinical research, which helps to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.
You might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Taking part is voluntary, and can be a rewarding experience.
New health data has been added to the surgery website, take a look at "Self Help"
We are part of Electronic Prescription System (EPS),
This makes life easier. You can order your prescription online, it will be electronically signed by a doctor and again, electronically will be sent to the pharmacy you have nominated. Basically you order your repeat or requests online, in 48 hours you can collect it from your pharmacy.
We are proud to be a member of Watford Care Alliance.
This gives you the opportunity to be able to be seen by a local GP outside normal working hours, including weekends. If necessary they will be able to access your records to enable continuity of care and safe prescribing. These appointments are held at Bridgewater house in Watford and at other sites around Watford depending on the day of the week. They are most suitable for those with acute medical problems rather than chronic disease management.
CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS
From 1st September 2014 there will be some changes to our extended hours provision. This is to enable a wider variety of appointments aimed at those who can not make normal surgery hours.
Monday 6.30-8.00pm monthly Dr Foreman. Standard appointments including diabetic checks for those unable to make normal surgery hours.
Tuesday 6.30-7pm 3/4 weeks, Dr Amini. Standard appointments aimed at those unable to make normal surgery hours
Wednesday 7.30-8AM 3/4 weeks Dr Dyer. Standard appointments including diabetic and COPD checks for those unable to make normal surgery hours.
Wednesday 6.30-7pm weekly. Dr Aurora. Standard appointments aimed at those unable to make normal surgery hours.
Wednesday 6:30-7pm weekly. HCA appointments: suitable for NHS health checks, carer's checks, minor dressings, blood pressure checks. Not suitable for blood tests.
This year's patient survey results have been uploaded
CARE DATA: Please read the article about the new care data extraction. Currently there may be a delay in rolling this out until 2015