1. **NEW** If you want to register as a patient at our
Practice, please see our Patient Information leaflet for details on how to do
this here: New Patients
2. **NEW** Please see our latest Patient Newsletter about
our patient survey results here: Patient Survey
Newsletter. You can also access our Action Plan here: Action
3. **NEW** Dr Meda left us at the end of January to join a
GP Practice in Widnes at Partner level. We will miss her greatly and wish her
all the very best. The Practice is now recruiting her replacement and is
currently filling her sessions with locum GPs. We believe it is really
important to get the right replacement for Dr Meda (they're hard shoes
to fill!) so we may take a little time to find a permanent replacement and will
keep you posted.
4. **NEW** The Practice will close early at 13:00 on
Wednesday 26th March for essential training. We will open again at 08:30 on
Thursday 27th March. If you need urgent medical attention while we are closed,
please phone our OUT OF HOURS service on 0151 220 3685.
This service is for urgent medical problems only that will not
wait until normal surgery hours.
5. **NEW** IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE
YOUR PERSONAL DATA. We will soon be required to supply your personal
and confidential data to the Health & Social Care Information Centre
(HSCIC). This information will be taken from the Practice in a form that can
identify you. The Practice has NO choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract this
information from our computerised records. However, individual patients can
instruct their Practice to STOP the transfer of their data.
For more information, please see our special leaflet here:
Care-data Information Leaflet
And, if you are unhappy about these changes, please download our
"opt-out" form here: Opt-Out
6. **NEW** The Practice Complaints
Policy has been updated to reflect the recent changes in the NHS. If
you have any concerns or comments about our services, please see our Patient
Information Leaflet here which explains
the best way to let us know. You can download a copy of our comments form
here. And, if you would like help to make your
complaint, there is a local Healthwatch Advocacy service
available. For further details, please view their leaflet here.
7. Dr Wilson's bright idea! Following our report of
Dr Wilson's idea to develop an existing hospital IT filing solution into
something that can significantly improve efficiency at GP
Practices, the project was one of the finalists in the recent 2013 HSJ
Efficiency Awards. Sadly, we were just tipped to the post by a project run
by HSCIC. The judges comment on our entry was: "An effective challenge
of the status gap to improve the availability of historic patient data and free
up estate and staff resources in GP Practices"
8. Our latest Patient Newsletter is now available,
please click here to view it!
9. The Practice now has a 24 hour telephone service
where you are able to telephone us at any time day or night to book, check or
cancel a GP appointment. To use this service you must ensure that we
have your correct address and telephone number. To update your details
please see a member of our Reception Team or click on the link below
to save any changes and e-mail back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or to print out, complete and pass back into reception.
of Details Form**
10. The Practice has set up a Virtual Patient Group (VPG).
This is open to anyone but aimed particularly at patients between the
ages of 18 and 45, who are unable to attend the regular Patient Group meetings
but are keen to take an active part in helping to further develop the services
on offer at the Practice. This involvement is likely to take the form of short
on-line surveys from time-to-time as well as providing the ability to raise
general comments/ask questions at the regular Patient Group meeting by
submitting them on-line. If you are interested in joining our VPG, please email
us at: patient.comments@gp-N81066.nhs.uk or
for more information click here.
11. The latest edition of the Practice Booklet is now
available. click here.
12. We offer internet GP appointment booking. To register
for this service (and to use the service once you have registered), please
click on the following link: https://grove-house-practice.appointments-online.co.uk. Please
note you can now use this same service to order any medication the GP has
already authorised for repeat issue.
13. When booking an appointment at Reception, please note that, in order to
efficiently signpost you to the quickest and best way to get the help or advice
you need, our Receptionists may need to ask you for brief details about your
symptoms or condition. More details are available here ***
14. To view or print our free guide for patients about treating minor
ailments at home, please click here.
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