NHS 111 is active in this area. Contact 111 out of normal surgery hours when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency. If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999.
HALTWHISTLE MEDICAL GROUP
2014 CATCH UP FLU CLINICS
We have organised 2 catch up flu vaccination clinics for any patients who were unable to attend the previous clinics. The dates are Wednesday 26th November and Wednesday 3rd December.
Please contact the surgery to book an appointment or if you already have an appointment at the surgery with a GP or nurse ask them about the flu vaccination during your appointment
Patients entitled to a flu vaccination:
· All those aged 65 and over
· Pregnant women
· Registered Carers
· Those aged 6 months or older with the following conditions:
Chronic heart disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic neurological disease
Immunosuppressed or spleen problems
We will also be offering:-
Childrens Fluenz Nasal Spray
All children aged 2, 3 or 4 years on the 1st September 2014 will be entitled to have the children fluenz nasal spray.
All patients aged 70, 78 or 79 on the 1st September 2014 will be offered the Shingles vaccine.
This can be given at the same time as your flu vaccination
If you have any queries regarding this years flu campaign please contact the surgery.
Staff Training & Development
The practice will next be closed on Wednesday 19th November 2014 between 12.30pm and 5.00 pm for our quarterly training session. This is one of only 4 occasions in the year we close for essential staff training updates. Access to the surgery will not be possible during this time.
Haltwhistle Medical Group
The Haltwhistle Medical Group is based at the Health Centre on Greencroft Avenue in Haltwhistle.
The building has recently been fully refurbished and offers a modern, inviting interior, and full access for disabled patients. All of our consultation rooms are on the ground floor, and guide/hand rails are available along all of our corridors.
We work as a team with the Community Midwife, Community nurses, practice nurses, Health Visitors, Podiatrist, School nurses and CPNs so as to provide a comprehensive service for the Haltwhistle district. The practice covers an area of 200 square miles and serves around 5,800 patients.
The practice doctors are - Dr M Baker, Dr D Thomson, Dr R Adamson, Dr S Davies, Dr C Robertson, Dr S Miller, Dr J Shaw
Care.Data ...........THIS PROJECT HAS NOW BEEN SUSPENDED FOR A FURTHER 6 MONTHS
THE CARE.DATA PROJECT
From Spring 2014 the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) will start to extract coded GP data from our clinical systems each month as part of a project known as Care.Data. This is a National data extraction run by NHS England and is a mandatory requirement for GP practices.
The data being extracted will be linked with data from hospitals and community services in order to provide a fuller picture of how care is delivered within the NHS. This will then be used to plan improvements and future developments. Information such as your postcode and NHS Number (but not your name) will be used to link your records in a secure system so that your identity is protected. The information will be used by researchers and those planning future health services to improve the delivery of care throughout the NHS in England.
You do have a choice however, about whether you wish your data to be used in this way and GP practices are being asked to make patients aware of this project. Households in the area should have received patient information leaflets about this project or you can find further information atwww.hscic.gov.uk.
If you would like to opt-out of the project please contact the GP Surgery and let the receptionist know or complete one of the opt out forms that can be found on-line and send to the Surgery and we will code your medical record accordingly.
Please see the information at the link below for information about the project:
As a patient your data will automatically be included in to this project unless you let us know otherwise. We are required by law to do this by NHS England under the Health & Social Care Act.
EMIS Access practice registration form
Click the link above to register with the practice to use patient Access (Formerly EMIS Access) for appointments and repeat prescription requests.
Once you have completed the registration form and handed it in to the practice you will receive your own logon information so that you may can register on the Patient Access website with your patient specific information and start booking your own GP appointments securely online.
Click to create your account here. once you have the logon information from the practice.
Click Here to book/cancel your appointment online
.Click Here to order your repeat prescription online
Please remember when ordering medication online to type in where you would like to collect your prescription from.
Please note: Due to the complexity of practice nurse clinics they are not available to book online.Appointments with doctors ARE available to book on line therefore please do not make nursing appointments with doctors.
(Site updated 05/11/2014)