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Changes to the provision of ear syringing - please see the tab in further information.

Lunch time surgery closure

Healds Road Surgery will be closed each day between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  Phone lines will continue to be open during this duration to allow patients to contact the a member of the reception team.

Request a call back from the practice

The Practice is now piloting a text messaging service to allow patients to message the surgery between the hours of 8am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays) to request a call back if they would like to make an appointment or for general enquiries. Patients are asked to leave a brief message including their name and contact details.  This number is 07544 024265.  Text messages will be actioned within the next working day.  PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE. 

Repeat Medication Requests

Healds Road Surgery now have a SMS texting facility to enable patients to order their repeat medication.  Patients are asked to text 07853 213 205, providing their details, including their name, and a member of the Medication Coordinating Team will respond.  This service is manned Monday to Friday, 9am - 2.00pm (except bank holidays) Please note that 48 hours are needed to do a prescription.

Summary Care Record

summary care recordThere is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). The Summary Care Record is meant to help emergency doctors and nurses help you when you contact them when the surgery is closed. Initially, it will contain just your medications and allergies.

Later on as the central NHS computer system develops, (known as the ‘Summary Care Record’ – SCR), other staff who work in the NHS will be able to access it along with information from hospitals, out of hours services, and specialists letters that may be added as well.

Your information will be extracted from practices such as ours and held on central NHS databases.   

As with all new systems there are pros and cons to think about. When you speak to an emergency doctor you might overlook something that is important and if they have access to your medical record it might avoid mistakes or problems, although even then, you should be asked to give your consent each time a member of NHS Staff wishes to access your record, unless you are medically unable to do so.

On the other hand, you may have strong views about sharing your personal information and wish to keep your information at the level of this practice. Connecting for Health (CfH), the government agency responsible for the Summary Care Record have agreed with doctors’ leaders that new patients registering with this practice should be able to decide whether or not their information is uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System.

For existing patients it is different in that it is assumed that you want your record uploaded to the Central NHS Computer System unless you actively opt out.

For further information visit the HSCIC Website

If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery.

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