ON-GOING REPAIR WORKS AT HARSTON SURGERY
In July 2017 we discovered damp creeping up the walls in the consulting rooms, both patient and staff toilets and in the main corridor of the surgery.
On further investigation a local builder discovered a leak in pipes under the floor in the patient’s toilet. The water had spread under the flooring over a large part of the surgery, before it was finally discovered.
Due to the amount of water contained under the floor we have had to wait a considerable period of time for the surgery to dry out. We have now been told that the walls and floor are dry enough to start repair works. This will include the redecoration of the consulting rooms, corridor and toilets. After which, new flooring will be laid.
Please bear with us for a further period of disruption but hopefully the end result will be worth waiting for.
Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These include, repeat medication, arranging appointments and updating your details. We are working towards the government mandated target of enabling most patients who wish it to have secure access to view their coded medical summary online by April 2016. For more information about Patient Access, see the FAQ HERE.
If you wish to use Emis Patient Access you will need to ask for a registration letter from reception. Please note we will require some valid photo ID in order to provide this. The Patient Access website can be found by clicking HERE.
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A BIG THANK YOU! J
Last year with the monies very generously donated to the surgery by our patients, we managed to purchase a new spirometer with software that is linked to the computers.
This year we are saving for a new ECG machine or/and some additional Blood Pressure machines that we can loan out to our patients.
Once again, we would like to say a big thank you from all of us, for your generosity and support.
Not sure where to start? Worried about looking out of place? Got some medical issues that might hold you back?
The Active and Healthy 4 Life exercise referral scheme is a personalised 12 week fitness programme drawn up and supervised by qualified instructors, making it easy for you to take up regular exercise. Funding from the council helps keep costs low for participants.
It is for anyone with an existing condition such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, depression or anxiety, and some types of arthritis, who would gain health benefits from a more active lifestyle.
Ask at your GP or Practice Nurse appointment if you think you might benefit and they haven't suggested it first. If you brought along a copy of the referral form with your details already completed that would make things easier!
2018 not quite shaping up how you'd like?
By all means come and discuss with your GP, but feel free to self refer to this service as it is the same one that we will direct you to.
Which might lead us nicely on to the CQC visit to the surgery on Thurs 18th Feb 2016
We were inspected by a team from the Care Quality Commission all day. This is now a requirement for all English GP practices and whilst the inspectors do this regularly this was our first inspection. Stressed, anxious, worried? We would be abnormal if we were not
Their feedback was almost universally positive with two minor administrative issues highlighted. These have already been addressed; those patients who collect medication from outlying collection points may notice a slight change in procedure (the need for a signature).
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IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE OUR 'FAMILY AND FRIENDS TEST' PLEASE CLICK ON THE PATIENT SURVEY BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE (not the other survey link at the top...)
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