NEW WINTER PRESSURES Extended GP Service
Welcome to your new Winter Pressures extended service: 6pm - 8pm Weekdays and Weekends - call 0333 222 6649 to book a routine appointment with one of the network of GP Practices offering extended opening hours.
From Monday 8th January as part of our ongoing Quality and Improvements at the surgery, the telephone lines will be open at lunchtime. It is hoped that this will improve call waiting times for our patients.
GP Extended Opening Hours Clinic
We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments. The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00pm-8.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am- 1.00pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability. The service is forecast to continue until 30th September 2018.
Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649
Patient Messaging Service
We have started using our new patient messaging service.
We will be able to communicate with you via text message, using automated technology that will enable us to contact you much more quickly and effectively. This will free up our staff to deal with those tasks only a human can do!
It is important that you keep us up-to-date with your current mobile phone number.
Examples of how it will improve our communications include:
• Automated appointment reminders 24 hours before. You can cancel your appointment by text using the word CANCEL, which immediately frees it up for others to book.
• Targeted health promotion campaigns, such as flu clinics.
• Reminders to attend specific clinics, e.g. diabetic, health checks, etc.
• NHS-required information such as smoking status: you can simply reply by texting one word to give us your status.
• Urgent communications: for example, if a GP calls in sick first thing in the morning, all patients in that surgery will be advised by text within minutes.
Of course, you can opt out by sending us a message or advising reception, but you would not be benefiting from the quick and non-intrusive communications from us that the system provides.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Named Accountable GP
From 1st April 2015, practices are required under the GMS contract, to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. All patients registered at our surgery are allocated to a named GP. Please ask your doctor, or the reception staff, who your named GP is. Should you express a wish for this to be changed to another GP we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.
Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing.
Results of our recent CQC inspection:
We are very proud to announce that we have been rated as overall ‘outstanding’ in our latest CQC inspection. For more information please click here::
Radbrook Green Surgery CQC inspection
IMPORTANT NEWS - action required:
We are now using ‘Patient Access’ (see brown icon on the home page opposite) for booking appointments and ordering of REPEAT medication.
Please register for this service by coming in to the practice and asking the receptionist for a registration letter which will give you your unique registration details. You will need to bring in ID (e.g. Passport or Driving licence).
Results of recent Patient Survey (2016/7)
To review the results of our recent survey, please click here: http://www.mysurgeryoffice.co.uk/psurvey.aspx?p=287112&v=M82016
Confidential information from your medical record can be shared within the NHS. YOU HAVE A CHOICE: Do nothing OR let us know that you do not want your data shared. Please click here for more information.
We are pleased to announce improvements to our telephone service.
Please click here for more details.
Non- NHS Fees
Not all services at the Practice are available on the NHS. Where patients request non-NHS items or services a private fee may be payable in advance. We will be reviewing our fees and implementing changes on the 17th September 2012. For more information please contact reception.
Stop Smoking and Stop Smoking in pregnancy.
Through our Pin Point for Health service, Radbrook Green Surgery provides free NHS Stop Smoking and Stop Smoking in Pregnancy support to residents in Shropshire. Smokers wishing to quit are four times as likely to succeed through an NHS support scheme as compared with attempting to quit on their own.
What to do next.........
If you've made the decision to quit and are unsure where to go to get the support and guidance you need, don't worry; your local NHS Stop Smoking Service is there to help. For all the confidential help and advice you need to quit smoking call your local Stop Smoking Service on 0844 4069 923 or text 'QUIT' to 80800.
You will be able to secure a stop smoking support appointment with either Emma Fewtrell, Sandra Hoof, Heidi Pritchard or Marta Szalpuk at our surgery.
Shropshire Start Slimming
* Is your BMI greater than 30?
* Are you motivated to address your diet and physical activity to lose weight?
* Our Help 2 Slim clinics offer confidential one-to-one support with a nurse. The programme runs for 1 full year.
* If you are interested, please contact Emma Fewtrell at the Surgery.
Extended Access Clinic
Do you work late? Do you find it difficult to attend the surgery during normal surgery hours? If so we are pleased to be able to offer you our Extended Access Clinic. Please ask at reception for our Monday, alternate Thursday and alternate Saturday morning opening hours.
Out of Hours
In an emergency, when the surgery is closed in the evenings and weekends, a message is left on our surgery telephone to ring ‘SHROPDOC’ on 0333 2226655.
If you have had x-rays or blood tests etc., you may enquire about the result without seeing the doctor. All results are screened by the doctor and it is your responsibility to contact the Surgery for your results 3 or 4 days after the specimen has been sent to the laboratory
Home visits are available to the housebound and to those too ill to come to the Surgery. If a visit is required on the same day, please try to contact the Surgery before 10.30 a.m. A doctor will usually ring you prior to visiting.
Free Prescriptions for Cancer Patients
People being treated for cancer will be eligible for free prescriptions from 1st April 2009 and can apply for free prescriptions from today.
The new scheme, announced by the Prime Minister in September last year, abolishes NHS prescription charges for everyone undergoing treatment for cancer, the effects of cancer, or the effects of cancer treatment.
All cancer patients are entitled to apply for a 5-year exemption certificate, which will entitle them to all their NHS prescriptions free of charge, not just those relating to cancer. The certificate can be renewed as many times as necessary and will not have to be returned if the patient’s condition changes.
Patients should contact their doctor to apply for exemptions.