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GPsDr Tim Humphrey returned to full time duties at his London medical practice with effect from the beginning of July 2017. His clinics have been taken on by Dr Richard Eastwood, who is now a full-time salaried doctor.

AdviceASAP Campaign

Demand for GP services continues to increase as the population ages. Please help us manage demand for appointments by considering whether you really do need to see a GP or nurse. For example, pharmacists can treat many minor ailments just as effectively. You can find guidance about this on the AdviceASAP website    

"Your Circle"

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and anyone you know or care for, stay independent, safe and well. It will help you to

find out what’s available in your local community and what you can do for yourself. Click here.

Did you know...

that when the surgery is closed, you can speak to and if appropriate, be seen by, an out of hours GP? If you phone the surgery when it is closed, your call will be automatically forwarded to the Gloucestershire Out of Hours GP Service. Alternatively, you can contact the service directly on 08454-220220.   

The Friends & Family Test

The Friends & Family Test was introduced for GP Surgeries by the Department of Health on 1/12/2014.

This is a very short questionnaire which we would like you to complete each time you use our service.

The results will be published monthly on the NHS Choices and the NHS England websites.

 

For more information, visit  http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Pages/nhs-friends-and-family-test.aspx

To complete a Friends & Family questionnaire online in respect of a recent consultation, please click on "Take the Patient Survey" at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.

 

 Electronic Prescription Service

 

Lechlade Medical Centre introduced the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) during May 2015 and we believe this to be of real benefit to many of our patients.

 

The practice has always sent paper prescriptions to certain local pharmacies to save our patients the inconvenience of having to collect their prescription from the reception desk and take it to the pharmacy themselves.

 

Some patients have preferred to collect their prescription so that they can take it to a pharmacy close to where they live, work or shop. This is no longer necessary as your GP can create your prescription in the form of an electronic message which he or she can send to any pharmacy, online pharmacy service or dispensing appliance contractor.

 

Is this service right for you?

You are likely to find the new service helpful if you have a stable condition and tend to use the same pharmacy from one month to the next.

 

It is unlikely to be suitable if you only have an occasional prescription or switch between pharmacies.

 

How can you use EPS?

All you need to do is ask any participating pharmacy, online pharmacy service or dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one), to record your nomination. Our reception desk or your GP can do this for you as well. You do not need your own computer.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

If you decide you would prefer a paper prescription, all you need to do is ask your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination, ask any participating pharmacy, online pharmacy service or dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one), to record or cancel your nomination. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in pharmacies and NHS prescription payment agencies that see your paper prescription now.

 

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

 
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