*** MEASLES OUTBREAK ***
Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.
If you suspect you may have the illness it is best to phone the surgery before you visit us as we may need to make arrangements to help reduce the risk of spreading the infection to others.
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General Practice Awards - VOTING NOW CLOSED
tHANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VOTED FOR
NEWBOLD SURGERY TO have a chance in WINning
THE GENERAL PRACTICE AWARDS 2019
TO BECOME SURGERY OF THE YEAR
The award is the most prestigious award for all primary care professionals and staff and honours the world of general practice.
The General Practice of the Year Award is designed to recognise and praise GP practices for their hard work and approach to patients’ health and wellbeing.
Thank you to all those who have voted!!
June 2019 Newsletter now available
Join us in Our Community Garden & Allotment Project
The surgery would like to become more involved with our local community and would like to suggest that the green space around the surgery building be used as a community allotment and garden. The allotment could be used by local people for local people. It has been suggested that any fresh produce grown could be ‘sold’ by means of an honesty box and the funds raised put back into the project.
If you are interested in this project or have ideas how the surgery can be more involved with the local community please contact us.
Medication storage for the homeless
Medication storage and management is a huge problem for many homeless people who are at the risk of theft when they are at their most vulnerable. The surgery is in the process of developing a service whereby we provide safe lockage medication storage for people of no fixed abode which will allow them to keep their medications safe and secure here at the surgery. For further information regarding this service please enquire at reception.
**** THANK YOU TO YOU ALL *****
The Partners and Staff at the surgery would like to express huge thanks to all our patients for their patience during the upheaval and disruption during the recent building works. We are now almost finished and back to normal. We look forward to welcoming Dents Chemist when they move into the surgery building (just off the waiting area) later in the year.
Monthly closure afternoons for Practice Learning
Once each month there is usually an afternoon where the practice staff are involved in Practice Learning Initiatives. This includes the doctors, nurses, the practice manager, all administration staff and any GP Specialist Registrars with us at the time. These events usually take place on the afternoon of the second Wednesday in the month. On these days all prescriptions can still be collected as normal after 2pm from next door at John Dents' chemist instead of at the surgery.
The next scheduled surgery training afternoons are as follows:
Your Data Matters to the NHS
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HAY FEVER Treatment Information
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advice on hayfever treatment.
*IMPORTANT PRESCRIPTION INFO*
Due to patient safety you will now only be able to
request your repeat prescription 7 days early.
We will always look at exceptional circumstances.
Please let our Reception Team know if this is the case.
LOCAL EMERGENCY CARE UNDER SIGNIFICANT PRESSURE
Our local emergency care system is currently under significant pressure.
Patients are reminded that it is vital to use our services wisely so that
everyone can get the appropriate care they need.
Vist the Staywell website for further help and advice:
We are no longer a Yellow Fever Centre
Road Traffic Accident Fees
If a patient is seen outside hospital by a legally registered medical practitioner following a Road Traffic Accident the sum of £21.30 plus 41p per mile for this first consultation will be charged. As per the s. Road Traffic Act 1988.
The patient should be made aware that:-
- That these services are not part of the NHS
- That they are not covered by all UK motor insurance policies
- Payment does NOT constitute any admission of guilt
- Payment of such fees does not count against no claims bonuses.
- The driver of the vehicle is responsible for paying the fee irrespective of who is to blame for the accident
- The fee is set by Parliament
- Failure to pay the fee may result in civil proceedings for recovery of debt
- That you (or the driver) should submit the bill without delay to the insurance company.
Self-Care & Patient Information Leaflets
Self-Care - Recognise, Treat & Manage
For more information on Self-Care and Patient Information Leaflets
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Parking in the Area
We realise that during our building works access to the surgery car park is sometimes restricted, however we ask that you are considerate to our neighbours when parking on the roads surrounding the surgery. Please remember when leaving your vehicle to check that you have NOT parked overhanging driveways or in a manner that is deemed inconsiderate, unsafe or potentially illegal.
Many thanks for your kind understanding and co-operation.
ONLINE SERVICES - SIGN UP TODAY!!!
We would like to encourage our patients to sign up for our online services. Our online services provide a safe, secure and confidential method of contacting the surgery to order repeat medication, book appointments, view medical records and sign up for the surgery newsletter. Please see how to access this service in the next paragraph or speak to one of our reception staff.
If you would like to use the online system (systmOnline) please sign up at the surgery in order to obtain your username and password. We require 2 forms of ID of which one must be photo ID and the other must contain your address (e.g. passport, driving licence, utility bill, bank statement). You will also be require to sign a disclaimer at the time of application.
A new way to get your medicines and appliances - No Computer Needed
Have your prescription sent straight to the chemist - sign up today!!
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. For more information go to www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or ask at Reception.
How it works:-
If you normally collect your repeat prescriptions from the surgery you will no longer have to visit us to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically (via the computer system) to the pharmacy or appliance contractor of your choice. You can then pick your medication up straight from the pharmacy or arrange with them to have it delivered to your home.
You will need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a nomination. Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or ask in surgery to add your nomination for you. You don't need a computer to do this.
Extended Hours GP appointments Tues/Weds 6.30pm-8.00pm
The surgery offers two late evening GP clinics every week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 6.30 pm and 8.00pm (by appointment).
We no longer accept prescription orders by email.
For further information on how to order your medication please see under the heading "prescriptions" from the main menu.
Data Protection 2018 Information for Patients
Newbold Surgery complies with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The New Data Protection Act will come in to force on 25th May 2018.
For further information please click on the links below:-
Data Protection Notice
Privacy Notice For Patients
How We Use Your Information Leaflet
Better Health Starts At Home Public Consultation Information
At midday on Monday 26 June 2017, the four Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups will begin consulting Derbyshire patients on proposed changes to prescriptions and medicines. ‘Better Health starts at home’ sets out proposals to make changes to the prescribing policy across Derbyshire. The consultation will end on Friday 1 September. Derbyshire has a total of 118 GP practices and in 2016/17 the four Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups paid out over £150 million on GP practice prescriptions. Of this, it is estimated that over £3 million was spent on medicines that are available to buy over-the-counter and which are only used for illnesses that often get better without any treatment.
For further information and to see the proposed changes please click on the following link:-
Better Health Starts At Home Public Consultation Information
MIG - Medical Interoperability Gateway
What is MIG? MIG stands for Medical Interoperability Gateway and it is a computer system that enables the sharing of specified datasets of patient information between healthcare providers. Patient information via MIG cannot be accessed without consent from patients during their consultations. In an emergency situation if a patient was unable to consent but they are medically at risk if they do not receive treatment, the clinician will access records in order to treat the patient.
The consent model for MIG is based on implicit consent to share and explicit consent to view. Patients can opt out from sharing at any time.
The Records and Information Group (RIG) has issued a directive to all GP practises to share their records to ensure that they are fulfilling the duty of care to their patients.
Patients who previously opted out of Summary Care Record or eDSM will automatically be opted out of MIG.
Any patients that have questions regarding MIG please
click the link below to access the Derbyshire Health & Social Care
website for further information
CQC – Care Quality Commission Inspection
The independent regulator of health and social care in England.
We have now had our CQC inspection for 2016 the details of the report can be found by clicking the link to the right of this page.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that visited the surgery on the day and for those that left feedback/spoke with the CQC inspectors.
Care Quality Commission – Registration & Compliance
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