Green Impact for Health

This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. 

The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 4-5% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of today’s population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet.

Fortunately, most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better – for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc. These all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare.

Take a look at www.greenerpractice.co.uk to learn more about this.

Bank Holidays 2024

The surgery will be closed on the following Bank Holidays in 2024:

Monday 1st January

Friday 29th March

Monday 1st April

Monday 6th May

Monday 27th May

Monday 26th August

Wednesday 25th December

Thursday 26th December

If you require a Doctor whilst we are closed, please call 111.

Accessing Your GP Health Record Online

The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

We’re now letting you see all the information within your health record. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS AppNHS website, or other GP online services and apps, you will now automatically be able to see all future information entered on your medical record. Some people can already access this feature, this won’t change for you.

This means that you will be able to see records from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists, although you will be able to see any letters that hospitals or specialists send to your doctor (GP). For most people, access will be automatic, and you won’t need to do anything.

Your doctor (GP) may talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see some of your information on the app. Your doctor (GP) may also talk to you before you are given full record access to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. If you are concerned that seeing your records is not right for you, you should speak to your practice.

These changes only apply to people with online accounts. If you do not want an online account, you can still access your GP health record by requesting this information via reception. The changes also only apply to personal information about you.

The NHS App, website and other online services are all very secure.  You’ll need to make sure you protect your login details. Do not share your password with anyone as they will then have access to your personal information.

You can read more by going to www.nhs.uk/gp-record.

Christmas Bank Holidays & Pharmacy Open Times

Please see the below opening times for the Surgery over the Christmas period.

For details of Pharmacy opening times over the Christmas Bank Holidays, please click here.

The MyMelanoma Research Study

Register with the surgery online

We are using a new online service called Register with a GP surgery that makes it easy to register with this GP surgery.

Just fill in the quick online form to start the process. You do not need proof of address or immigration status, ID or an NHS number.

The service is designed and run by the NHS, so your personal information is safe. It cuts our administrative workload and makes it easier for you to register.

Paper forms are still available if you need one.

Early Closure – Thursday 14th September

The surgery will close at the earlier time of 1.00pm on Thursday 14th September for staff training.

If you need a doctor when we are closed please dial 111, or for life threatening emergencies dial 999.

We will reopen at 8.30am on Friday 15th September.

August Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday 28th August for the bank holiday.

If you need a doctor whilst we are closed please dial 111, or for life threatening emergences please dial 999.

For information on pharmacies open over the bank holiday weekends, please click on the link below

NHS England — Midlands » Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times

Dougie Mac Wellbeing Event

Early Closure – Thursday 17th August

The Surgery will close at the earlier time of 1.00pm on Thursday 17th August for staff training.

All pre-booked appointments will go ahead as normal.

If you need a doctor when we are closed please dial 111, or for life threatening emergencies dial 999.

We will reopen at 8.30am on Friday 18th August.