Retirement - Dr Hugo Hammersley
After nearly 31 years in the practice Dr Hammersley has decided to retire on 30th June 2016. We have appointed Dr David MacCartney to replace him together with Ms Debra Sprague – Advanced Nurse Practitioner – both of who will start at 27 Beaumont Street in the summer.
Accountable/Named GP for ALL Patients - The Practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP Contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice as you currently do. Your accountable GP is the doctor you are registered with. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask a receptionist when you are next at the surgery.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST (FFT) - From 1st December 2014 all GP practices are required to undertake the FFT giving patients the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience that can be used to improve services. Go to www.iwantgreatcare.org to complete a short questionnaire and leave your feedback.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS - New contractual arrangements came into force on 1st April 2014 requiring GP practices to make available a statement of intent about the following IT developments.
Referral Management - COMING SOON
Electronic Appointment Booking - ALREADY AVAILBALE
On line Booking of repeat prescriptions - ALREADY AVAILABLE
Summary Care Record - ALREADY ACTIVE
GP2GP transfers - ALREADY ACTIVE
Patient Access to records - ALREADY ACTIVE
We are working closely with our Systems Suppliers and intend to have all these developements available to our patients