IMPORTANT - How we use your information
To explain how we comply with the General Data Processing Regulation Legislation, effective from 25th May 2018, we ask you to read a simple document which can be opened here Fair Processing Notice Or if you would prefer more detail please use the link here GDPR Privacy Notice
Our skilled staff are well placed to direct you if you need assistance. Please remember that a standard NHS GP appointment is only 10 minutes. For the benefit of your health and that of other patients you may want to read the following tips published by WHICH on how to get the most of your appointment.
10 ways to get the best from your GP
IMPORTANT - Over the Counter Medication
From 31st May 2018 a range of medicines that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets will no longer be routinely prescribed by your GP. To explain more please use the link here OTC Meds.PDF or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOp5OgFExhQ&feature=youtu.be
New Improved Access Appointments
From 1 April 2018 the following practices are participating in a pilot scheme to offer SEVEN DAY access to a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner appointment:
Leckhampton; Seven Posts; Sixways; Stoke Road; and Winchcombe Medical Centre.
This means that appointments will be available at one of the listed practices on a rotating basis outside of normal working hours.
These appointments are pre-bookable through your normal practice, but please note there is no telephone access to the surgeries after 6.30pm Monday to Friday or at weekends.
For urgent appointments, on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday up until 8pm, a county-wide service will be provided from three central locations in Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester.
We hope that our patients will find these Improved Access appointments helpful, particularly those people who need to book appointments outside of normal working hours.
Learning Disabilities and Autism Survey
GCC and the CCG are asking people with learning disabilities and autism in Gloucestershire what does and doesn’t work well for them to help inform the development of services and support arranged locally.
The Survey for people with learning disabilities and autism is here
The survey is open until 2 November 2018. The final findings report will be published by May 2019.
Other recommended reading about GP Surgeries and the evolving role of receptionists.
10 Insider Tips I Bet You Did Not Know About Your GP
The Changing Role of a Receptionist
Measles Outbreak in Gloucestershire
If you have been born after 1970 inclusive and have not had an MMR booster we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. There is a current outbreak in Gloucestershire. To book an appointment, please contact Reception.
There is a vaccine to protect you from the pain of Shingles. For information on eligibility please go to shingles
Please click on the link below for immediate health advice and signposting
Private Physiotherapy Appointments
We host ARCphysio, a new private physiotherapy clinic based at the practice offering speedy access to honest expert advice. ARCphysio offers a wealth of experience and aims to actively assist in giving you confidence in your recovery.
Appointments are available to all the public Tuesdays 8.30 - 16.00 and Thursdays 8.30 - 16.00. To book call reception 01242 539080 and select option 1 or alternatively email email@example.com
Appointments are charged at £45 per session of 45 minutes.
Website - www.arcphysio.co.uk
Please note that as there is a national shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, we unfortunately also have very limited supplies which will soon run out. New vaccine supply might not be available till next year at the earliest so please keep that in mind before booking your travel consultation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
(Site updated 01/10/2018)