♦81% OF OUR PATIENTS WOULD RECOMMEND OUR SURGERY TO SOMEONE WHO HAS MOVED INTO THE LOCAL AREA COMPARED TO 67% FOR OTHER LOCAL SURGERIES IN OUR COMMISSIONING AREA (Data from National Patient Survey results 2013)♦
Teaching News - We have been teaching medical students from Birmingham University for a number of years and are pleased to announce that we have now been accredited by Kings College London School of Medicine to teach their medical students. We are also a GP Training practice and our responsibility is to tutor GP Registrars and Foundation year doctors.
Thank you to all of the patients and staff in the practice who help foster the development of tomorrow's doctors.
DIAL 111 IF YOU NEED URGENT CARE WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED.
PLEASE NOTE; OUR NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE SURGERY FROM 25TH SEPTEMBER 2013 IS: 0121 553 4000 FAX 0121 553 4001
NEW SYSTMONLINE IPHONE/IPAD APP AVAILABLE AT THE APP STORE FOR THOSE PATIENTS WITH SYSTMONELINE REGISTRATION (speak to our reception staff for details)
Extended Hours - We offer appointments from 6.30pm to 9.00pm pm on Monday evenings (3 out of 4 weeks). Every 4th week there will be a Saturday Morning surgery 8.15am - 1.00pm Note: This service is intended to help those patients who are unable to attend surgery in normal hours eg those who work late (pre-bookable only - is not a walk in service)
INFORMATION ABOUT YOU . Confidential information from your medical records can now be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. Patients are automatically opted in unless they specifically ask to be opted out. More information can be found at www.nhs.uk/caredata.
Mobile phone text appointment reminders . Our new computer system will automatically send you a mobile phone text reminder. It is your responsibility to ensure we have your correct telephone details. The aim is to reduce the number of patients who fail to attend their appointments so we can re-use the appointments for other patients. Last year 3700 appointments were wasted due to patients failing to attend or letting us know to cancel them. Patients who persistantly fail to attend will be removed from the patient list.
Eliminate the need to wait in the reception queue - when you arrive for your appointment use the Self Check-in Touchscreen in our main waiting room. The screen asks you to confirm a couple of security questions and then it will tell you who you are seeing and where you need to sit. Ask reception staff to show you how to use it if unsure.
NEW SERVICE - 'OPT-IN' TO RECEIVE YOUR TEST RESULTS BY TEXT MESSAGE ON YOUR MOBILE PHONE - Please let the doctor/nurse know if you would like your test results sent to your mobile phone during your appoinment with them. You should make sure your mobile phone number is correct and always let us know if you change it. We cannot be held responsible if you change your mobile phone number and have not informed us.
Web Appointment and Repeat Prescription service is available, if you are interested in registering, pick up a leaflet in reception - really easy to use and open 24hrs a day!
Patient Participation Group (PPG) If you are interested in joining the group please ask reception for a form. Please see our page on NHS Choice website for our year end report. PLEASE SEE OUR YEAR 1 AND 2 REPORT ON OUR WEBSITE.
HAD PROBLEMS GETTING THROUGH TO THE PRACTICE ON THE TELEPHONE? Help us by not telephoning the surgery during our busy periods. If your call is not urgent please avoid 8am - 11am and 2pm to 3.30pm, especially on Monday and Tuesdays!
NHS Constitution can be found on the Practice Notice Board or on the Department of Health website.
Linda Lloyd - Practice Manager
REMINDER - EMERGENCY TREATMENT OUT OF HOURS
Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG are responsible for providing services for when the surgery is closed
Should you need to see a doctor when the surgery is closed please ring: 111 or visit the Walk in Centre at Parsonage Street, West Bromwich.