FLU VACCINATIONS HAVE STARTED!! If you are in one of the following categories please contact the surgery to book your flu appointment now (and don't forget to ask about the pneumonia vaccination too): Over 65 yrs, in an at risk group such as diabetes/COPD, morbidly obese (BMI over 40), children aged 2 and 3, living in a long stay residential home or a carer.
** Did you know you can now view parts of your medical record online? Simply ask reception to sign up for EMIS Access (ability to book appointments/order prescriptions/send messages online) and you will also be able to view parts of your medical record **
IMPORTANT: Please let the surgery know if you change any of your contact details, such as telephone number(s) or address. This is vital as we may need to contact you urgently at some point.
REPEAT ORDERING CHANGES FROM 1ST AUGUST 2018:
Many patients have a 'repeat prescription' meaning that they can regularly receive certain medication without having to see their doctor each time. Some people order these repeat prescriptions themselves. Others choose to use a pharmacy or dispensing company to order medicines on their behalf. Depending on how you request your medicines, the way that is works for you may change from 1 August 2018.You can find further information in a letter below.
Changes to Ordering Repeat Medication _Patient Letter
Welcome to the Gladstone Surgery website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.
As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse we’ve made it easier for you to do a number of things. Check out how to order a repeat prescription here.
Do you have a disability?
If you are disabled and require assistance to enter the building, please ring reception on your arrival on 01494 782884. The surgery has clearly marked disabled bays, wide corridor entrances and a lift to aid accessibility. There is also an induction loop system. Guide dogs or other assistance dogs are welcome into the premises. (If you require a text only or spoken CD version of our website, please contact the Practice Manager who will endeavour to fulfil your request.)
Accessible Information Standard for Practices
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that disabled people have access to information they can understand and the communication support they may need. Gladstone Surgery has written a policy to implement this standard and can be found here:
Accessible Information Standard Policy April 2017
If you have any questions please ring the surgery and ask to speak to the Practice Manager, alternatively email: Alison.firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering is easy, just come along to the surgery and speak to our reception team. With appointment slots to suit most patients’ timetables, you’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.
Most staff at Gladstone Surgery are formally trained Chaperones. This means they can sit in during a physical examination with you to make you feel more at ease with the doctor or nurse. If you would like a chaperone please do not hesitate to ask at the reception desk.
Summary Care Record and My Care Record
Many patients will have heard about the Summary Care Record via local media. The Summary Care Record is a new way of caring for you in an emergency as other healthcare providers can see the information if they care for you too. The record is held on a computer electronically and contains information such as the medicines you take, allergies you have etc. The surgery has 'gone live' with the Summary Care Record, meaning that we are now signed up to this project. The My Care Record allows aspects of your GP record to be shared with local services eg emergency departments or out of hours. If you are concerned and wish to find out more about either the Summary Care Record or My Care Record and wish to opt out at any time, the surgery has information packs and opt out forms available on the front desk in reception or you can follow the link below:
Opt out form Dec 2018
There is also further information on how the information within your health records may be used within our privacy notice, which can be found here:
Privacy Notice October 2018
NAMED DATA PROTECTION OFFICER: Dr Rachael Morrell
Gladstone Surgery is currently live with GP2GP. This is an electronic process enabling surgeries to send computer held patient records electronically to a patients new surgery so they arrive much quicker than the paper notes which are sent via an NHS mail delivery service. The paper notes are still sent, but using this new electronic process means a copy of your notes gets to your new surgery much quicker, helping the doctors and nurses know the best way to treat you.
Text Service (MJOG)
This is a new service whereby the surgery plans to contact patients via text to mobile or landline regarding appointment reminders, clinic cancellations and relevant health campaigns eg flu and stop smoking. If you wish to OPT OUT of this service, please email the surgery at:
Online Appointment Booking, Repeat Prescription Ordering and Patient Access to their Medical Record
In order to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and send secure messages online, please initially register with reception who will give you registration details. From March 2016 it has also been possible to view detailed information from your medical record including consultation entries, allergies, immunisation information and test results. Once you have signed up via reception please click on the link below to create your account and get started:
A patient information leaflet can be found here: Patient Information Leaflet EMIS Access (Online)
And information on what your test results mean can be found here: Test result information
The practice takes safeguarding extremely seriously for both adults and children. If you have a concern no matter how small please inform reception who will notify our safeguarding leads (Dr Rachael Morrell and Dr Katherine O'Brien). For more information please visit http://www.bucks-lscb.org.uk/ and http://www.buckinghamshirepartnership.co.uk/safeguarding-adults-board/
All Gladstone Surgery NHS referrals contain the patient's NHS Number as the primary identifier.
Named GP for all Patients!
Do you know that all Gladstone Surgery patients (including children) have a named GP listed on their record who is responsible for the overall care of that patient? Also known as a 'usual GP', it should be the doctor you see most regularly. To check who you have as your named GP please ask at reception. If you have a preference as to who is your usual GP, please ask at reception. Your message will be passed to the practice manager who will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request where possible.
Many patients wonder why we do not have toys in the small waiting area - this is because they allow germs to be easily transmitted from one child to another especially as there are no staff members to constantly supervise as there is in the doctor/nurse rooms eg if a child with chicken pox puts a toy in their mouth, only for a well child to then pick it up and do the same thing, the well child will then have a very high chance of contracting the virus. One solution which we advise all parents to do is bring your own toys to keep your little ones entertained, a surgery can be a very boring place for a child!
This general practice is research active. Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best. In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you. Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.
If you would like to feedback or review any of the surgery's new services including Summary Care Record, online services or GP2GP please contact the practice manager by emailing Alison.email@example.com
(Site updated 09/04/2019)