Be Self Care Aware

Have you seen our ‘Self Care Aware’ leaflets?  The five surgeries in Aldershot worked together to produce some leaflets and other items to help all our patients access the most appropriate service for their care.  Two of our documents are linked below and they contain lots of useful information.  Please do download them to read and keep handy or simply drop into the surgery and pick up your own copy.  We have some other information in the surgery that you may also find useful.

Self Care Information to keep by your phone

Self Care Leaflet with more detailed information

 

Extended Access GP and Nurse Appointments

GP Services available until 8pm

Evening and weekend access to GP and Nurse appointments launches for all patients in Aldershot.

Local people now have access to later appointments as GP services will be available until 8pm thanks to a new scheme introduced in our area.

Weekend appointments will also be available for routine GP services. The changes mean an increase of opening times and forms part of the CCG’s commitment to improving access to healthcare for local people.

This will not be a walk in service, patients must have an appointment and should contact their own GP Practice in the usual way to book these new appointment times.

All the Aldershot practices have teamed up to offer appointments for local patients but these may not always be at your usual practice or surgery – all the options will be explained to you by the receptionist when you are booking your appointment.

Those who feel unwell are still urged to contact their local pharmacy, GP or phone 111, the NHS non-emergency telephone number; to reduce the pressure on A&E departments and hospitals.

Text Messaging Service

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced a Text Messaging service for all patients where we have a mobile number on record.

Since Monday 12th September 2016 patients with mobile numbers on record have been receiving texts from us when appropriate.

We will text as follows:-

  • Appointment confirmation a week away from the appointment date;
  • Appointment reminder the day before the appointment;
  • Campaign messages – such as flu clinics and reminders;
  • Some call in messages for specialist clinics.

We hope that you will all find this improvement to our service useful.

 

 

Patient Online Service

As per Government regulations, this practice offers the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records.

To access this information just log into Patient Access and click on Medical Record.  If you do not yet have a log-in, just ask one of the reception team to print you a log-in sheet.

 

Friends and Family Survey

The NHS Friends and Family Test

The NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an opportunity for you to easily provide feedback on the services that we provide at The Border Practice.  We value your feedback as it helps us to develop our services.

Please just click on the link below to start the short survey.  Should you not wish to complete the survey on-line, please ask one of our team for a printed copy.

Access the survey by clicking here

 

Named GP for all patients

All patients now have a Named GP.  This GP will have overall responsbility for the care and the support offered via our surgery.  You can still, of course, book appointments to see any of our GPs.  Either select the appropriate name when booking on-line or let our Receptionist know your preference when booking by telephone or in person.  We hope that the continuity of seeing a named GP will be of benefit to you.

View Your Medication, Immunisations, Allergies and Coded Medical Record On-Line

If you have a Patient Access log-in (On-Line Appointments and Repeat Prescription Service), you can now view your medication, allergies and immunisations that we have recorded for you on our clinical systems.  To view this information all you need to do is log-in as if you were making an appointment; you will then see a new section marked ‘Medical Record’.  Just click on ‘View Your Medical Record’ and the details will show.  Please note that this information can only be viewed via your personal Patient Access log-in.  If you don’t yet have a log in, just follow the link at the top of our home page and request a log in or contact reception.

Care.Data/HSCIC/SCR – How information from your medical record will be used in the near future

Care.data/HSCIC – Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered to provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, will start being extracted to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. Your data may also be made available to organisations outside of the NHS, such as universities and commercial organisations. We have no choice but to allow the HSCIC to extract the information.  The Government has had a leaflet regarding this data upload delivered to every household in the UK.

You will be able to read more about this on the NHS England web site, which carries full details.  It can be found by clicking on this link: www.nhs.uk/caredata

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please contact the surgery and ask for an Opt-Out Form. 

Alternatively please click here for an information leaflet and Opt-Out Form.

Summary Care Record – Your data has been uploaded to the SCR to enable other hospitals and healthcare providers to view your records.  You can find further information by clicking here.

Again you have a choice and can download an Opt-Out form for the Summary Care Record here.

Note that these are two different data uploads so you will need to complete both forms if you wish to opt out of both data uploads.  Please ask us if you wish for further information or clarification.

Shingles Vaccinations

In line with Department of Health recommendations we are now giving Shingles vaccinations to patients who are aged 70 with some 78 or 79 year olds as a catch up programme.  To check if you are eligible just ask to at reception or a GP/nurse at your next appointment.