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IMPORTANT NOTICE

Monday 30th October 2017

With effect from 12 noon

Due to the high volume of patients wishing to register at this surgery, we are temporarily capping our list in order that we can continue to provide a safe and timely service to existing patients.

If you are part of the Cornwallis Group of practices, including Essenden Road, who have received a letter saying you are out of area, please call the helpline number below as some of these letters have been sent out incorrectly.

01424 735666

Email: cornwallisplazaenquiries@nhs.net 

If you are a new patient to the area wishing to register at a practice, please contact the allocation line on 01424 735652.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

When you attend for your next appointment why not use our new checking in service? As you walk into the waiting room you will see the new automatic check-in ahead of you, to the left. Just touch the screen and follow the instructions. To use it, all you need to know is your date of birth! It really is that simple!

PLEASE NOTE: GP appointments are 10 minutes in duration.

From the 1st September 2017 you will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions via the surgery email address.

We offer Online Patient Access which will enable you to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions.

To register, please visit the surgery to complete a registration form, bringing with you two forms of identification, one clearly stating your address.

 

Click on our new 'Dementia Support and Information' page (on the right hand side of the home page) for lots of help and advice on dealing with dementia.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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