Named Accountable GP for all Patients
With effect from 1st April 2015, the NHS has stipulated that all GP practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients.
All patients currently registered at Byfield Medical Centre are already assigned to a named GP at the time of registering. This is purely for administrative purposes only. You can find out which GP this is at your next interaction with the practice.
Please be assured that there will be no impact on the service you receive regarding the provision of appointments at Byfield Medical Centre, your treatment, or indeed which GP you choose to consult.
The name of your allocated GP may not necessarily be the one that you see most regularly.
Please also be assured that you can continue to access all members of our medical and clinical teams in exactly the same way as you have to date.
As I am sure that many of you are already aware, Dr. Moerdyk is due to start a period of maternity leave on Friday, 17th April. Dr. Moerdyk also has some annual leave owing to her which she will be taking prior to her maternity leave. Dr. Moerdyk’s last working day before her leave commences will therefore be on Thursday, 26th March.
During Dr. Moerdyk’s absence from work, Dr. Rowan Harrison, will be joining us to provide cover for four of the six clinical sessions per week which Dr. Moerdyk presently provides. Dr. Harrison’s working days will be on Monday (all day) and Wednesday (all day) each week.
To allow us to fully cover the six sessions which Dr. Moerdyk presently provides, Dr. Annalise Mowbray, who has been with us since September 2013, will be working an additional two clinical sessions per week throughout Dr. Moerdyk’s absence.
Have you ever wished that you could e-mail your repeat prescription requests to the surgery rather than wait for the telephone ordering facility to be available? Well now you can!
With immediate effect, patients can e-mail their repeat prescription requests to the surgery at any time of the day (or night).
Simply send an e-mail to the address below specifying your name and address, your patient number (if known) and details of the drugs you need to order and staff will then deal with your request during normal office hours.
***** PLEASE NOTE - the Medical Centre will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday, 8th July 2015
from 12.30 p.m. for essential staff training purposes *****
***CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBER***
PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH EFFECT FROM THURSDAY, 20th JUNE, THE SURGERY TELEPHONE NUMBER WILL BE CHANGING. AT THAT TIME THE NUMBER WILL REVERT TO A GEOGRAPHICAL NUMBER WHICH APPEARS BELOW
Extended Opening Hours Service
Please be advised that the format of our Extended Opening Hours (EOH) service will be changing slightly with immediate effect. The EOH service provides a total of 6 hours EOH service provision via 3 GPs each week. That level of service will not change.
Up until now the EOH service has operated on Tuesday and Thursday evenings each week with one doctor on duty between 18.30 hours and 20.30 hours.
With immediate effect the EOH service will be available on alternate Monday evenings between 18.30 hours and 20.30 hours. There will now be three doctors on duty (and occasionally four) during each EOH session instead of two doctors as happens now.
EOH appointments are STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT ONLY and subject to availability of appointments. Please phone on 01327 265841 to arrange an appointment.
Summary Care Records - Your emergency care summary
The Public Information Programme is due to be rolled out in early February. This means all of our patients will receive a letter explaining what the Summary Care Record is, what it will contain, how it will be used and by whom. An opt out form will also be included with the letter. Children under 16 will automatically have a SCR created for them unless a parent or guardian chooses to opt them out.
For more information on the Summary Care Record, visit www.northamptonshire.nhs.uk/scr or www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk or telephone the dedicated NHS Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 where an operator will be available to answer any queries you may have.
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