Medicine Order Line a new way to order prescriptions
The Medicine Order Line (MOL) ‘Going Live’ for Newbold Surgery patients on 21.04.21
MOL is a dedicated telephone line where you can speak to an experienced health professional to conveniently order your prescriptions.
Please phone 01246 588860 (Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm)
MOL email call back system:
To save you time, if you have access to email, you can send a request for a health professional to call you back to take your prescription request within 48 hours (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays).
In your email please include your:-
Date of Birth
Contact Telephone Number
GP practice name
More information and a list of GP practices currently on board with the MOL can be found at: www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/information-forpatients/prescription-medicines-order-line-mol/
Aztra Zeneca Vaccination
Your Covid-19 vaccination is very important.
You may be worried about information shared in the media over recent days about the AstraZeneca vaccine so please read the following statement from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA):
“We are closely reviewing reports but the evidence available does not suggest the vaccine is the cause. “Blood clots can occur naturally and are not uncommon. More than 11 million doses of the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca have now been administered across the UK, and the number of blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population. “We are working closely with international counterparts in understanding the global safety experience of COVID-19 vaccines and on the rapid sharing of safety data and reports. People should still go and get their COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do”
Please see the following link to the MHRA twitter account or retweet from the CCG: https://twitter.com/MHRAgovuk
No symptoms but are you infected? Find out
Did you know 1 in 3 people infected with coronavirus have no symptoms?
Find out if you’re one of them and help stop the spread. Get a free test at a Derbyshire County Council community testing centre.
No need to book – just turn up.
For more information visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/communitytesting
Please don’t visit if you have symptoms.
Stay at home and book an NHS test online
www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
The National Booking System is now live
Many of you will start to receive a letter from this national system (some of you will already have this!) inviting you to book your vaccine.
We appreciate this is a very confusing time for most, and we want to reassure you that your local GP Practices have been commissioned to deliver this vaccination programme to you. We are operating a phased approach to vaccinate as many people as possible. Please be patient and we will contact you as soon as we can.
Here are your options to access the vaccine locally
and support your GP Practice:
- PLEASE BE AWARE- Booking your appointment via the national system (either online or via 119) will result in you being diverted to the next available appointment out of our area, requiring a significant amount of travel.
- PLEASE call our local call centre on 01246 903 225 once you have received your national invite in order to book an appointment at a local site within Chesterfield & Dronfield PCN. All these sites are run by your local GP Practices so lots of friendly faces will be there to greet you!
Our call centres are open Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and we are working hard to provide a weekend service.
- You may receive an invite via your GP practice before you receive a national letter. This invite will have instructions on how to book your local appointment.
- If you have an appointment booked at a national site, please rest assured this appointment can be easily changed to a local site by calling 01246 903 225.
This will hugely support your local GP Practice.
Upon arrival at the vaccination site, you will be asked to provide evidence of your eligibility for your appointment. If you try to abuse the system, you will be turned away. Abuse to volunteer marshalls or staff will not be tolerated.
Primary Care Network pulls out all the stops to deliver vaccine
Chesterfield and Dronfield
Primary Care Network (PCN)
Despite numerous logistical challenges, Chesterfield and Dronfield Primary Care Network have led an approach that has meant that all care home residents in our area will have been vaccinated over the 4 days from 30th December to 2nd January.
It seemed an ambitious target given we were only advised by NHSE of the vaccine supply on the 23rd December and the order placed on the 24th. The PCN team recognised the importance of vaccinating the most vulnerable patients in care homes and those that care for them.
Staff gave up their holidays and by the end of bank holiday Monday they had formulated a military style plan to vaccinate all the homes in the area (both residents and staff). Julie Chaplin, Practice Manager at Stubley Health Centre was the Lead Co-ordinator but she would be the first to say, “ it was a team effort”, including support from the care homes. They even planned, for standby health care staff ready to mobilise to care homes in minutes, to make use of spare vaccines, so as not to waste any.
It was a real system effort from Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD), with Chesterfield Royal Hospital urgently stepping in twice, within hours, to supply the teams and assist with vaccines. The 4 teams consisted of staff from the PCN, Derbyshire Health United and Derbyshire Community Health Services.
The biggest ‘shout out’ goes to the PCN Clinical Pharmacists, a team that was not even in place at the beginning of the year and their lead Isobel Bancroft. Without them this would not have been possible to pull off.
Clinical Director Dr P J Flann commented, “ I am immensely proud of the whole team, the commitment and hard work that they have put in. A year ago we would not have even had the staff to do this. The 11 practices that form the PCN and their patients, have really seen the benefit of a Primary Care Network, working with JUCD and the CCG.”
Pictured are some members of the team prior to set off from Stubley Medical Centre.
Are You Feeling Lost?
Are you experiencing long lasting sadness or worrying excessively during this difficult and challenging time?
You do not need to deal with these problems alone.
Trent PTS can help, a free service funded by the NHS.
To start your journey please visit their website
GP access during Covid-19 Outbreak
Accessing your GP during the Coronavirus Outbreak
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact Newbold Surgery will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Please do not come to the surgery
unless you have an appointment.
If you need to see your GP,
please ring us on 01246 277381 first.
Face-to-face appointments are still available, but you will be asked to discuss your conditions with your GP over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you. This can be a convenient and flexible way to receive healthcare and if you need to see your GP or a Healthcare Professional in person then this will be arranged for you if appropriate. If you are asked to come into the surgery in person for a face-to-face appointment, you must wear a face covering or visor. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
- For further help and advice you can call NHS 111 Website: https://111.nhs.uk/
- Download the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions, book appointments and check your symptoms
⚠️ Do not go to your GP if you have symptoms of coronavirus or are self-isolating.
⚠️ Please follow government safety advice if visiting your local practice for an appointment.
NHS England's C-19 'Help Us Help You' Campaign
Derbyshire’s NHS is here to help you
During the coronavirus pandemic, our staff have been working hard to ensure that all patients who need urgent care – not just those with coronavirus – have been able to get it. To avoid unnecessary contact, some non-urgent appointments and surgeries have been postponed and others delivered differently using technology.
We will continue to ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is really necessary, and where it can be done safely without putting our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk of catching coronavirus. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation.
If you feel unwell or have hurt yourself, you can still get the care and treatment you need. It’s vital that if you’re having a potentially life-threatening medical emergency, such as a heart attack, stroke or really bad flare up of asthma, you contact the NHS.
You might be worrying about a mole that’s changed shape, or grown larger, and think you need to contact your GP.
Everyone in the NHS really appreciates people taking pressure off services for conditions that can be safely managed with over-the-counter medicines, and taken care of at home.
But it is crucial that for anything else that you do not risk life or wellbeing.
Contact NHS 111 online or by phone, get in touch with your GP, visit an Urgent Treatment Centre, or for emergencies go to A&E or call 999.
COVID-19: Find out how NHS services are changing
Are you wondering how NHS services such as GP practices, pharmacies, hospitals and community care are changing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, then visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire public website to find out more about local changes to health services, daily updates, FAQs and links to national advice.
Help us to keep you and your children safe
All children must be accompanied and supervised at all times whilst attending the surgery.
Newbold Surgery cannot be held responsible for accidents which happen on site due to lack of parental supervision.
The Car Park is always busy. We respectfully ask that all patients are extra careful when crossing the Car Park and that Drivers are sure the area is clear prior to pulling in and out. Thank You.
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.
Your Data Matters to the NHS
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Important Prescription Information
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.
Self-Care & Patient Information Leaflets
Self-Care - Recognise, Treat & Manage
For more information on Self-Care and Patient Information Leaflets
Please Click Here
Parking in the Area
We realise that 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.
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