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From July 19th, the EPCC Team will continue to wear face masks, and other PPE as required, to protect our patients and our colleagues and prevent possible infections.
We politely request that patients coming into the surgery continue to wear a mask also please.
MEDICAL SECRETARY VACANCY
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dedicated medical secretary to complement our friendly and dynamic team. If you are hardworking and passionate about providing a high standard of care to our patients, we would like to hear from you.
Ideally, the candidate will have experience in secretarial services and be familiar with SystmOne.
The position is 25 hours over Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.45am - 5.00pm. This may become full time later this year.
Please apply via NHS Jobs
and if you require any further information then please contact Sarah Petter via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01773304703
Easy Read NHS England Newsletter
The latest NHS England Newsletter in an easy read format (under Clinics & Services/Learning Disability Resources) contains information on:
- The coronavirus
- The coronavirus vaccine
- Who should have a keyworker
Church Walk and Church Street Sites
Our doors are now open and so there is now no need to ring the bell beforehand, but we do still need to manage footfall in the surgery to keep everyone safe. Can we please ask that you do not arrive too early for your appointment and use the external prescription request box at the side of the Church Walk site instead of bringing this to reception.
Information on Sayana Press Contraceptive Injection
For those patients who have been taught how to self-administer this injection, we have been informed there is a supply issue, and so if you are unable to get this on prescription currently please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for this to be done at the practice.
Demonstrating Your Covid 19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad
From 17 May, you may be able to show your COVID-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad. Please see the Covid 19 Information under Clinics and Services for more details.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
Further information can be found here
Accessing GP Services
Patients requiring GP services should contact the Surgery by telephoning 01773 304700.
The receptionist will ask the patient to provide a few basic details regarding the nature of the call and, if appropriate, put the patient on a GP’s triage list. This information is to help the GP prioritise the patients’ needs.
The GP will telephone the patient (usually the same day, depending on the urgency and timing of the request). Up to 2 telephone attempts will made. Patients should have their telephone close by so as to avoid missing the call. The caller ID will be from a private/unknown caller.
The GP will ask the patient questions and determine the course of treatment. This may be the GP booking a face-to-face appointment with a GP, Advanced Clinical Practitioner, a Practice Pharmacist, a Nurse or another clinician. It could also be providing advice over the phone, issuing a prescription, or making a referral to another service for tests and/or investigations.
The Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Gateway is a single point of access for all none-clinical needs a person with cancer may be experiencing. They work with anyone OVER 18 and can also support friends and family of people who have a cancer diagnosis. More details can be found at Opening Times/Help and Support
For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.
Covid 19 Survivors Group organised by Self Help UK and moulded by its members
NEW SELF-REFERRAL SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY, PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS FOR MORE INFORMATION