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Flu Clinic Update - November


If you are aged between 18-64 and are eligible for a flu vaccine (at risk group), please contact the practice to book your flu clinic appt at Owlsmoor surgery for Saturday 9th November. Please note this is not a walk in session.


Dr Matson has taken over Dr Brown's patient list

Dr Faure has taken over Dr Kanjaria's patient list


Dr Tanner has taken over Dr Boardman's patient list


OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS


 Our Home Visits are now carried out by our Paramedic - he will have ID for checking and will arrive in a normal car.  He has full access to your notes and will be communicating with your Named GP.  Please request a Home Visit through Reception as normal.  The Paramedic may  phone to check your symptoms and the emergency beforehand so make sure we have your correct contact details. 


We no longer offer Travel advice & Clinics. You  will need to go to your local Travel Clinic for this advice or go online to a travel Website such as fit-for-travel 


Some larger Chemists also offer Travel Clinics.


Living with a health condition? Free NHS Self Management Courses are now available for people living in Bracknell and Ascot. Please visit out Latest News section for further information 


At our recent CQC inspection our rating was 'GOOD' in all areas


  You are able to book appointments online and view your medical records as well as order repeat prescriptions to be delivered straight to the chemist of your choice.  Registration is via our prescription page.  For security reasons we ask you to bring into surgery proof of name and address, plus photo ID.

Latest News

 

Reminder that medicines for hay fever and other short term or minor aliments are no longer available on NHS prescription – East Berkshire

With the warmer days upon us, people in East Berkshire are being reminded that products associated with minor conditions and ailments, such as hay fever, are no longer being prescribed locally on the NHS unless in specific circumstances. The change follows guidance from NHS England last year which recommended that over the counter (OTC) medicines associated with minor, short-term conditions which can either get better by themselves, or can be self-treated, should no longer be made available on NHS prescription. Tim Langran, CCG Lead Prescribing Support Pharmacist, said: “With the hay fever season upon us, it’s a timely reminder that certain products associated with short term conditions and minor aliments are no longer routinely prescribed on the NHS. He added: “Since the change came into effect locally in September 2018, I’m pleased to report that over a period of four months we reduced our spend on such items by £154,000 which can now be used for other treatments or procedures that will bring greater benefit to people locally

OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON PRESCRIPTION - NHS in East Berkshire spend over £3.7 MILLION last year on products that can be brought without a prescription. 

NHS guidance recommends that items that can be brought without a prescription should no longer be prescribed across England. 

From 1st September 2018 patients will not be able to order on repeat these medication which include, Hay Fever & Allergy treatments, Emollients & creams, Antacids, Pain & Fever relief etc. A full list is attached.

OTC Medication list          OTC conditions list    EBCCG Policy

NEW PARAMEDIC EMPLOYED TO MAKE HOME VISITS - as from February 2019 Sandhurst Group Practice employed a paramedic to undertake all the home visits on behalf of the GPs.  Patients are asked to book in the same way via reception.  Our paramedic may call the patient first to ascertain the problem.  He will have full access to your medical notes and will be liaising with the patients named GP.  Any prescriptions that are required will be sent electronically to your chemist of choice. 

APPOINTMENTS

To ensure continuity of care we try, where possible, to book patients with their usual GP. This has been shown to improve health outcomes.  However, this many not be possible in an urgent situation.

To try and ensure that patients are seen as quickly as possible, we have asked our receptionists to ask for a brief idea of the reason for the appointment. This means  that they can see the right person.  This may not be the GP. We have a team of health care professionals. The receptionist can guide you to the correct professional. All information is, of course, strictly confidential.”

STAFF CHANGES

Dr Charlene Faure has taken over Dr Kanjaria's patients.

Dr Keeley Tanner has taken over Dr Boardman's patients

Dr Brown has retired after 30 years service. 

Dr Henry Matson has taken over Dr Brown's patients.

Evening & Weekend Opening - Extended Hours

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings 6:30pm-8pm, Saturday 8am-2pm & Sunday mornings.  Appointments will take place for this extended service in Bracknell at the Boundary House surgery premises.   

Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment or visit our appointments section for further information.

 

Free NHS Self Management Courses now available for people living in Bracknell and Ascot
- Book your place now!

Please click on the PDF link below to view further information about these courses

NHS Self Management Courses for people living in Bracknell and Ascot
Proposed changes to the Out of Hours Service provided to Sandhurst Group Patients - This has now been placed on hold to allow for a redesign of the whole 111 & OOHs services

For further information on this proposal, please click on the link below:

Proposed changes to Out of Hours Service     

CQC has rated our surgery 'GOOD' for all aspects of Service and Patient Care
IT/Electronic patient records - Statement for Sandhurst Group Practice

1. Referral Management
2. Electronic Appointment Booking
3. Online Booking of repeat prescriptions
4. Summary Care Record
5. GP2GP transfers
6. Patient Access to records.

The Partners of Sandhurst Group Practice are pleased to announce that all these electronic services are available to our patients.

Who to contact when we are closed

When we are closed, please call 111. You should only call 999 in a medical emergency, that is if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.  You may also attend the Urgent Care Centre at Brants Bridge, Bracknell for minor injuries 7 days per week 8am until 8pm or Minor illness at weekends or when we are closed from 6:30pm - 8pm.

New to the area?

If you would like to register at our practice, please visit our 'New Patients' section and check to see if you live within our catchment area.  Please note we only accept patients from our catchment area and you may be registered with a GP at either Owlsmoor or Yorktown Road

Text service

Please note that the Practice has a text service to allow us to send text messages in relation to appointment reminders, health promotion campaigns and a wider range of services designed to help us to help you.  All we need is your uptodate Mobile number.  Please see the section on Text Message Service on the Practice Homepage.

Patient Participation Group

The PPG still need more members, By joining our on line group you will be able to help shape the future of healthcare locally.  Join the group by submitting your email address via the pages in our Patient Group Section.

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