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The Maples Family Medical Practice

NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP ( posted on Jun 16, 2015 )

 

From 1st April 2015 onwards Practices are required, under the GMS contract, to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients, including children.

It is important that you are aware that this is purely an administrative exercise and does not change the way in which we operate or affect your ability to make an appointment or speak with any of the GPs in the practice.

 

You will be infomred who your accountable GP is via Letter, Text or Verbally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacy First ( posted on May 14, 2015 )

PHARMACY FIRST

 

Free advice and medication from your pharmacist

 

With hospital A&E departments, GPs and urgent care centres under pressure, patients with minor ailments in West Leicestershire are being urged to make their local pharmacy their first port of call.

 

The new Pharmacy First service has been launched by West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and pays for many of the area’s NHS services

Many winter ailments – coughs, colds, sore throats, dry skin – along with other complaints such as constipation and diarrhoea, joint or muscle pain, allergies, rashes, conjunctivitis, cuts and grazes can be treated under the new scheme without the need for a GP appointment.

 

Pharmacy First is available to patients who currently receive free prescriptions and are registered with a GP in the area. Under the service, eligible patients will receive a consultation with the pharmacist about their minor ailment. If pharmacists feel an over-the-counter medicine is appropriate to treat the problem they will be able to supply a product listed under the scheme free of charge.

 

Eligible patients can register for the Pharmacy First minor ailments service with any pharmacy taking part. You can register at any time – you don’t have to make an appointment. Also remember that even if you don’t qualify to use the free Pharmacy First service you can still go to any pharmacy to receive expert professional advice or buy over the counter medicines to treat your minor illness or complaint.

 

When you register, your pharmacist may ask you for some information, including your name, date of birth and postcode, and possibly proof that you are exempt from paying prescription charges. If you regularly use a pharmacy they may already have this information recorded but try to remember to take proof of exemption with you.

 

Your pharmacist will complete a computerised form and will ask for your consent to share information about your minor ailment and any medication supplied with your GP. You need to give your consent to be eligible to use the service

Electronic Prescriptions ( posted on May 14, 2015 )

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

 

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

 

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

 

It may not be if you:

don’t get prescriptions very often.

pick up your medicines from different places.

 

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

a pharmacy.

a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

 

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

 

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or your local pharmacy and GP surgery

APPOINTMENT CHANGES ( posted on May 5, 2015 )

CHANGES TO THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

 

FROM 1ST JUNE 2015 THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM WILL BE CHANGING

 

The surgery will be operating a sit and wait appointment system for routine and urgent appointments where you can attend surgery to see a doctor every morning between 9-10.30 am.  Patients will be asked by the reception staff for a brief description of their problem as the doctors will priorities dependant on your symptoms, it will therefore be in your best interest to give this information to the reception staff where possible.

 

Wednesday sit and wait clinics will run 9.20-10.30 am.  One Friday per month we hold a Clinical Events Meeting, therefore the sit and wait clinic on these dates will be 9.50-11 am.  Full list of these dates are available on the website.

 

There will be a limited amount of early morning pre-bookable appointments, bookable online, in person or on the telephone.

 

Afternoon appointments will all be pre-bookable online, in person or on the telephone.

A doctor will be on-call in the afternoon to deal with urgent requests only and it will be the on-call doctor who will deal with these requests.

 

Telephone appointments will be available to pre-book with a GP but the patient must be available to take the call back anytime during the day of the booked appointment.  Again please ensure you advise the receptionist when booking the appointment of your problem to ensure you are booking an appropriate appointment.

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