Data Sharing from 1st May 2018
From May 1st 2018, your GP held health record will be made available to other healthcare professionals who use the SystmOne clinical computer system e.g. district nurses, community matrons, health visitors and podiatrists etc. Sharing of information in this way is designed to ensure that the healthcare professional looking after you has the most relevant information, enabling them to provide you with the most appropriate care. In order to view your record the member of staff must be directly involved in your care and you must have given your permission for your GP record to be viewed.
HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS NOT SITUATED IN THE LOCAL AREA MAY ALSO REQUIRE A SECURITY CODE WHICH WILL BE SENT AS A TEXT TO YOUR MOBILE PHONE. PLEASE ENSURE THAT WE HOLD YOUR CORRECT MOBILE NUMBER.
How We Use Your Medical Records
If you are not sure if you wish your information to be shared in this way, please have a look at the "How we use your medical records" leaflet which includes an opt-out form. Please return the form to Reception. If you have previously asked us not to share your record, then your opt-out has already been recorded.
Banks Medical Centre Closure every Wednesday from November 1st 2017
From November 1st 2017, The Banks Medical Centre in Winton will be closed every Wednesday.
A normal telephone service will be in place and a full GP and Nursing service will operate from The Bearwood Medical Practice. We would like to reassure patients who normally attend The Banks Medical Centre that home visits will still be carried out for patients who have a genuine clinical need. On the day appointments will only be available at The Bearwood Medical Centre.
The Banks Medical Centre will not be open to patients on a Wednesday. Patients should take this into consideration when ordering prescriptions as they will be unable to pick up prescriptions from the surgery on a Wednesday. We would advise patients to make use of the Electronic Prescription Service which allows the prescriptions to be sent straight to the pharmacy of their choice. Please let reception staff know which pharmacy you would like to use. An on-line prescription request service is available via our website, please ask for details on how to register to use this service. Pharmacies can also order medications on a patient’s behalf.
The decision to close our Winton branch on a Wednesday has not been taken lightly. In view of increasing patient demand and a shortage of GPs we have made the decision for operational reasons, to allow us to maintain the safest possible service for our patients given the resources available to us.
The training of Doctors within the Surgery
Our new registrar Dr Emily Lyness will be with us until August 2018.
GP Registrars are qualified doctors who undertaking a 3-year training program to become GPs. They will usually work independently when seeing patients but their work is supervised and monitored by their GP trainer, which in our practice is Dr Ward or Dr Longley.