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News on Dr’s

Dr Al-Obaidi has left the practice.

Dr Weir is on Maternity leave.

We are having difficulties recruiting new Dr’s.

Please bear with us during this difficult time.

Urgent care

You can no longer book an urgent appointment on the day at 8am.

Instead the Receptionist will take your details and the Dr will telephone you.

The Dr will then offer you an appointment if they think you need to be seen in person.

You may be offered an appointment at SUCCESS (Swindon Urgent Care Collaborative Emergencies Surgery Scheme).

SUCCESS is based at Moredon and Hermitage.

Children’s Clinics

Children aged 13 weeks to 18 years of age, can be seen at SEQOL’s Children’s Clinics, sited at the Moredon Medical Centre and at Carfax Health Enterprise.

Open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week by appointment.

Telephone 01793 646466 to book an appointment.

Children can also be seen at the Urgent Care Centre at GWH 24 hours a day.

Patient access to their GP record

Through SystmOne Online patients can make a request to be able to view their detailed patient record in coded form.

NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015

Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one.

The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.

If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes.

Electronic Prescription Service

This service gives you the option to 'nominate' the place you choose to get your medication from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to the surgery just to collect a prescription form - particularly if you have regular prescriptions.

Online booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions

It is now possible to book and cancel appointments and request repeat prescriptions online. Please collect a form from Reception to register. You will be asked for proof of identity.

Out of Hours

On weekdays between 6.30pm and 8.00am, and on weekends and bank holidays, access to Out of Hours services is now via NHS111 - please dial 111. After assessment of your symptoms you may be invited to attend the Out of Hours Centre which is at The Great Western Hospital site and is operated by SEQOL. 

Friends and Family Test

 We would like to hear about patients experience of our service:

 www.swindonfriendsandfamilytest.co.uk

 The 3 letter code for Great Western Surgery is gws

Appointments

Although we run an appointments system, some appointments do overrun and delays do sometimes occur. We appreciate that this may cause inconvenience at times. Please be patient; you may require the extra time one day.

Access to Medical Records

All computerised data is stored on a system that is password protected, with regular password changes.

All manual files are kept in a locked room.

Where information is printed off about a patient, this is shredded, after use.

 

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals have the right to request access to their own medical records.

 

If your records have been updated in the last 40 days and you don’t require a copy, you can access your records free of charge.

If your records haven’t been updated in the last 40 days there is a £10 fee.

 

If you require a copy of your records there is a maximum charge of £50

 

·   Ask at reception for an access form entitled ‘Application to Access Medical Records’

·   Ensure that the form is fully completed, using a separate sheet of paper if  necessary, and return it together with the £10 fee—if applicable (this is non-refundable).

·   Where copy records are required an additional fee will be payable, which will not exceed £50 (including the £10 fee above)

Your request will be considered and you will be advised as soon as possible, and within 21 days.

 

Send the application to:

The Practice Manager

Great Western Surgery

Farriers Close

Swindon

SN1 2QU

 

There is no facility for immediate access.

 

 

 

 

 



 
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