Our clinical IT system will be upgraded on Wednesday 7th May. We will keep patients informed of any planned interruptions to computer and online services, however we do envisage that interruptions will be kept to a minimum. Please can you check your medication and if necessary order your prescription prior to the go-live date. Many thanks
Staff Training & Development
The practice will next be closed on Wednesday 18th June 2014 between 12.30pm and 4.30pm 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.
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 has 1 full time doctor - Dr M Baker, and 5 Part-time doctors - Dr D Thomson, Dr R Adamson, Dr J Stirling, Dr H Jeffreys and Dr S Davies.
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 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 09/04/2014)