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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.
August 2018 Newsletter now available
from reception or via this website
The building works have now commenced with the new consulting space taking shape situated behind the pharmacy building and the first floor extension coming on at the back of the building.
During the works some of the consulting rooms will be unusable and so you may find that your GP, Nurse or usual consultation room has changed. Please ask at reception if you are unsure.
The plans for the new build can be found on the notice board in the waiting room and on page 2 of the August 2018 newsletter. It will included an integrated pharmacy, new waiting room and toilets, four new consulting rooms, six modernised consulting rooms, two new offices, an extended conference room and new staffroom.
Unfortunately car parking has been considerably reduced with the building supplies on site and may be reduced further at certain times. Staff are trying their best to park elsewhere and car share to ensure the limited spaces we have are available for patients.
We would like to apologise for any disruption but we hope once finished, you will agree it was worth it.
HOT WEATHER ADVICE
Our colleagues at Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (CRHFT) have advised us that over the last few days the sustained hot weather has resulted in increased demand for the services provided at their Emergency Department and Medical Assessment Units and have request our help in raising awareness of other healthcare services that patients can use for advice on how to treat symptoms brought on by the hot weather.
Advice for any minor conditions can be given by the pharmacist at your local chemist or by telephoning the NHS 111 Service also please read the following self-care advice issued by Public Health England about staying safe and healthy during hot weather:
- Look out for others, especially vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses
- Try to keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
- If you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
- Avoid physical exertion
- Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes
- Drink plenty of cold drinks
- Avoid drinking alcohol to excess
- If you have a health problem, keep medicines below 25 °C or in the refrigerator
Public Health England are also reminding patients that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too and advise the following:
- Try to keep the bedroom and living space cool, by closing the curtains on windows that receive the sun and opening windows at cooler times of the day and overnight when safe to do so.
- Turn off non-essential lights and electrical items as these generate heat.
More information is available at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hot-weather-health-warnings-2018#top-tips
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
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 available 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.
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
Click here to read more
Better Care Closer to Home …. Have your say
A public consultation (21C Programme #JoinedUpCare) is taking place between 29th June – 5th October . Its aim is to find new ways of working together that improve healthcare services and use public money in the best possible way to care for people closer to their own homes. The C21 Programme Team will be available in surgery on Thursday 11th August to chat to patients and provide information on the proposals. Patients can also receive a further information booklet and have their say by completing a questionnaire regarding their thoughts on the proposals made. Questionnaires are available from the waiting room. Thank you for your co-operation.
Alert : Medication recall
For precautionary reasons the following medication and batch numbers have been recalled due to levels of a toxic pyrrolizidine alkaloid (PA) above the threshold recommended by the committee on herbal medicinal products. The following six batches are being recalled;
Asda St John’s Wort – batch number 14279
HRI Good Mood – batch number 14255
HRI Good Mood – batch number 14662
HRI Good Mood – batch number 14498
HRI Good Mood – batch number 14660
Superdrug St John’s Wort – batch number 14523
If you have any of the following medications then you should contact the herbal research company ltd on 01934 838820 to receive a pre paid stamped envelope.