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Birthday Annual Review

From April 2014 we will be changing the way we manage patients with long term health conditions.      Patients who have conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure will have a single review for all their long term medical problems each year in the month of their birthday .  This will reduce the number of visits patients have to make to have their long term conditions monitored which we hope will be much more convenient.  We would encourage you to contact the practice around the time of your birthday to book a Birthday Review  appointment if this applies to you.

Transferring from the old system to a birthday review system is going to be challenging and may result in some patients being seen earlier or later than they initially expected.  The doctors would like to thank all their patients for their support whilst we are implementing these changes

 

 

Do It Online

You can now choose to sign up for ‘Patient Access’ to use the internet to book GP appointments, request prescriptions for regular medications and look at your medical record online. This may help you to manage your medical conditions and you can even access it abroad should you require medical treatment on holiday.

 

 

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply and proxy applications can be made by relatives looking after patients who do not have mental capacity.

 

 

You will be given login details and you will need to think of a password which is unique to you. This will ensure that only you are able to access your record – unless you choose to share your details with a family member or carer.

 

 

When applying for ‘Patient Access’ you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood our Patient Information Leaflet before consenting and applying.   We will need to check your photo ID and proof of address as part of the application process as you will be able to see detailed confidential information from your medical record. The practice must ensure that access is only being granted to yourself or your authorised proxy.

When applying for online services please ensure photo ID and proof of address is presented at the practice within 2 weeks of application.

PLEASE NOTE: The Practice has the right to remove online access to services. This is rarely necessary but may be the best option if you do not use them responsibly or if there is evidence that access may be harmful to you. The Practice will always explain the reason for withdrawing this facility

 

 

 
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