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New Appointment System from 1st October 2016
In order to give a better service to all our patients, we are changing the way patients access Urgent / Same Day medical treatment. This will start to happen from 1st October 2016. Please read this PDF document for further information on how we are planning to make our appoinment system more efficient
Seasonal Flu Jabs
Main flu clinics will be held at Steyning Health Centre on Saturdays 15th October and 12th November from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (Other clinics will be held on weekdays both at Steyning HC and at Upper Beeding Surgery).
For patients resident in Ashington, Storrington or Washington who would find it more convenient there will be a clinic at Ashington Pharmacy, however the date is yet to be confirmed.
Thursday, 20th October 2016 – Surgery Closed for Training
In order to improve the service we provide for you - our patients - we will be closed on the afternoon of 20th October 2016 for an important meeting being held for all clinical staff in the Chanctonbury area.
There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare during the afternoon and if you do need NHS help during this time please call 0300 5555 252.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused but hope that you can understand this activity, which will ensure we are able to provide you with the most up-to-date and best possible health services.
Dr Goodwin Farewell
As you may know, Dr Goodwin recently left the Health Centre. All patients allocated Dr Goodwin as their usual GP have been automatically transferred to Dr Constable. If your usual GP is currently Dr Goodwin, you should receive written notification of this change. Read Dr Goodwins farewell letter here (PDF)
Patient Online Services
This notice is to advise you that the clinical record system at Steyning Health Centre is changing from Vision to SystmOne. We wish to advise you that with effect from Wednesday 4th May the Patient Services website will close to patients of Steyning Health Centre.
The Online Services portal where you are able currently to request repeat prescriptions and book appointments will be at a new website www.systmonline.co.uk
Before you are able to log in to this new website you will need to register afresh to use the service. You will need to complete a registration form and bringit with you to the Health Centre with personal identification data such as a passport or driving licence. Each individual requesting online access will have to register in person unless written authorisation is given granting consent or Power of Attorney.
Please note the practice will not be able to provide new registrations until Monday 23rd May 2016
Shingles & Pneumococcal (pneumonia) Vaccination
Dr Galloway has recommended at risk groups should have the Pneumococcal vaccination to protect against pneumonia and that those of you aged 70, 71, 72, 78, 79 on 1st September 2015 should have the Shingles vaccination. (The middle 70’s age group will be covered in the next 2/3 years). Both the Shingles and Pneumococcal vaccinations are one off vaccines, if you haven’t taken up the offer please do book an appointment.
pneumococcal vaccination: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/pneumococcal-vaccination.aspx
This system has embedded well and with very few hitches. For many years the doctors have had to print or write a green prescription and sign it and then for the patient to collect it and take it to the pharmacy. The pharmacist was meant to recognise the signature and then dispense. Well no longer! The admin team now put the request onto our clinical system, the GP approves and signs the request electronically and seconds later it is ready for the pharmacist to download. But this can only happen if you have nominated a pharmacy; so if you haven’t already done so, when you next make a medication request please do so.
Named Accountable GP
All patients have now been allocated a named accountable GP in accordance with our GMS contract and NHS England. Patients are still able to request an appointment to see any GP of their choice. To find out who you have been allocated, please ask at Reception when you are next in the surgery or you can find the information on your repeat prescription slip.
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