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 has 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.
DR JOGLEKAR HAS RETIRED ON HEALTH GROUNDS;
It is with sadness that we report that Dr Joglekar has had to leave the practice. I’m sure that you can understand that her patients need to be looked after and therefore need to have a new GP. As such we have had to redistribute her patients across all of our current GPs, both at Yorktown Road and Owlsmoor. Where we hold a current mobile phone number, patients have been texted about their new GP.
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. For example, we are pleased to announce that we have a new prescribing nurse practitioner recently join the practice who can see minor illnesses. The receptionist can guide you to the correct professional. All information is, of course, strictly confidential.”
Dr Chris Boardman will also be leaving us in April 2019 as he relocates with his family. We all wish him the best for the future.
NEW NURSE PRACTITIONER TO HELP WITH ON THE DAY APPOINTMENT DEMAND
We are delighted to let you know that Rachel Murtagh has joined our team as our Nurse Practitioner.
Nurse Rachel will be holding morning and afternoon Minor Illness clinics to help ease the demand for on the day appointments that we currently are experiencing. Nurse Rachel will be able to write you a prescription as necessary.
To make sure you get to see the right Clinician for your problem please be aware that our Reception will ask you the reason for your appointment request as the GP may not be the most appropriate person for you to see. This needs only to be a very short factual description and you will not be expected to go into details ie; Sore Throat.
Thank you to all our patients for your understanding
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
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
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.