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"Couldn't get an appointment!!" During April 2019 EPCC had a total of 172 GP & 257 Nursing appointments wasted due to patients not cancelling their appointments. Please contact the surgery to cancel your appointment if you no longer need it.

Did you know that you can book Dr's appointments, order repeat medication & view your medical record online. If you have not already registered for this service speak to a receptionist to register for online access. Proof of ID will be required.

You can now book routine GP, Nurse & HCA appointments in the evening, at weekends & over bank holidays in the local area.To book an appointment, contact the surgery during normal opening hours.*This may take place at another GP practice in the area*

If you need advice or to see a doctor when the surgery is closed please call 111. Calls are free.


RACE TO THE PYRAMIDS

We have extremely big hearted GPs, though a little wacky!!!  Three of them have very kindly decided to raise money for Eastwood Memory Cafe with a totally amazing challenge.  I would be really grateful if you could share this with anyone and everyone you know, so we can hopefully reach the target set. 

 

Please see the following link:

 

https://mydonate.bt.com/events/racetothepyramids/461236

 

In order to support the amazing work of Eastwood Memory Cafe; we have set ourselves the challenge of collectively running the equivalent distance of Eastwood to The Pyramids of Giza, 2200 miles, by the end of 2018 and would love to raise the same number in £s - £2200!!!

Please support this fabulous charity which makes such a difference to those affected by dementia in our local area.

Feel free to keep nagging us to get those running miles in. We will give monthly updates with progress toward our target!

Dr Atkinson, Dr Scullard and Dr Homer
 
 


 

Named Accountable GP for Patients

All patients have a 'named accountable GP', if you wish to know who your 'named accountable GP' is please ask at reception.

What does 'accountable' mean?

The named accountable GP to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required and ensure they are delivered to each of their patients where required (based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP).

This is a role of oversight, to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf. 

What are the named GP's responsibilities to 75s and over?

For patients aged 75 and over the named accountable GP is responsible for:


  • working with relevant associated health and social care professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package that meets the needs of the patient
  • ensuring that these patients have access to a health check.

Does the requirement mean 24-hour responsibility for patients?

No. The named GP will not:

  • take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
  • take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week
  • be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient

Can patients choose their own named GP?

In the first instance, patients are simply allocated a named GP. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts are made to accommodate their preference, recognising that there are occasions when the practice may not feel the patient's preference is suitable.

Do patients have to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice?

No. Patients can and should feel free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements. Patients should be aware that wishing to see a particular GP may result in longer waiting times for appointments.

 
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