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.

The 1 1 1 Service

If you feel you need urgent medical advice during the day you can call the 111 service.  This is also the number you dial when our surgery is closed to access the Out-of-Hours service.  Simply dial 111 on any phone and you will be connected to a skilled advisor who will be able to assess how best to deal with your query.

Call 111 when it’s less urgent than 999

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.

Whooping Cough Immunisation for Pregnant Women

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.

NHS Services Average Earnings

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 £60,482 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 3 full time GPs and 3 part time GPs who worked at the practice for more than 6 months.

On-Line Appointment, Prescriptions and Medical Record Service

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.

Thank you.