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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.
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.
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.
In line with Department of Health recommendations we are now giving the Rotavirus vaccinations to babies aged eight weeks. Please ask for details at your babies first vaccination appointment or ask a nurse or GP for further details.
The Department of Health have launched a Whooping Cough Vaccination campain for pregnant women between the 28th and 38th week of pregnancy. We are carrying out this vaccination programme for our patients. Should you fall into this category, please contact reception, who will make you an appropriate appointment with our nurses. You can have this vaccination at the same time as the flu vaccination. Should you have any queries regarding the immunisation, please contact either your midwife or the surgery.
All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with any other practice.
The average pay for GPs working in The Border Practice in the last financial year was £64,691before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 2 part time GPs who worked at the practice for more than 6 months.
The Practice has had a Patient Participation Group for many years now and values the imput it receives.
Please click on the link below to read more about the group.
To access the Patient Access system you will need a log in. Once you have a log in you can book and cancel appointments, order repeat medication, see your medicaion, allergies, vaccinations and coded information from your medical record On-Line 24 hours a day.
You can request a log in by following this link: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk or asking the reception team to register you for Patient Access. Once you are on the registration web site, click on the left-hand green ‘Register’ button to complete your registration. It will take approximately one working day for the system to update with your new log-in to enable you to order medication. It will allow you to book an appointment immediately.