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         Out Of Hours Service Closed by Nene CCG

On 30 September 2017

Nene CCG made the decision to close the Out of Hours service being run from Brackley Medical Centre as of 30/09/17.

 

We have fought this, but sadly been unsuccessful and patients in this locality will now be asked to go to Daventry or Northampton for their out of hours needs. Please call 111.

 

We will continue to provide Saturday morning pre-bookable appointments for our patients.

 

Anyone concerned about the loss of the Out of Hours service in Brackley should contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS):

Northampton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Front Block, St Mary’s Hospital

London Road,

Kettering

NN15 7PW

Freephone telephone: 0800 917 8504

Email: pals@nhft.nhs.uk

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm


FLU CLINICS:

We have flu clinics running on various dates, including some Saturdays, from 27th September to 18th November

Not sure if you are eligible?  Please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

** PLEASE NOTE THE CHILD FLU VACCINATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE **


New Extended Walk in Clinics from 4th September.

Brackley Medical Centre will be extending the arrival times for the Walk in Clinic based on the Brackley Health Centre site.

From Monday 4th September 2017 the clinic times will be:

09:00 - 12:30    

15:00 - 17:30

These clinics run Monday to Friday and if you require medical help at the weekend or outside of normal surgery hours you should contact 111.          

On the day acute medical need will be dealt with by the walk in clinic.

Such conditions include chest infections, sore throats and tonsillitis, ear infections, urine infections, rashes and minor injuries.

It is not advisable to use the clinic for medication requests, sick notes or ongoing complex problems.        

It may be necessary for our receptionists to ask you questions and you may be redirected more appropriately in certain circumstances.

As a practice we will never knowingly turn away a genuine medical emergency.

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Please note our walk in clinic at the Health Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am till 12:30pm then 3pm to 5:30pm.

From Monday 2nd October 2017 the main door to the waiting room will open at 8:30am for the morning clinic and 2:30pm for the afternoon clinic. The doors will close at 5:30pm

Any queries outside these hours please attend Washington House Surgery or call 01280 702436 between 8am and 6:30pm

Many thanks for your cooperation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


We have experienced an increase in appointment requests for dental problems. 

You can be seen but please be aware that if it IS a dental problem, you may be advised to see a dentist.

If you cannot get an appointment with your dentist, please call 111 who will give you the number for the emergency dentist.

  


Missed Appointments in September 2017 -

Last month (September) there were 269 missed appointments. This wasted over 55 hours of surgery time, so please ring to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it. Appointments can also be cancelled online if you have registered with System 1. We can send text messages to you to remind you of your appointments, please check with reception we have your latest mobile telephone number.


INFORMATION

We are no longer able to accept prescription requests by email.

You can order for your repeat medication in a number of ways but please note we cannot take requests over the phone.

 

• You can register with our website by bringing in photo ID to the surgery and asking the reception to register you. You will then be able to order your medications by signing into our website
• You can visit our website at http://www.brackleymedicalcentre.co.uk/ click on the ‘prescriptions’ tab then click on ‘via our secure online form’ and complete the form that pops up
• You can use your repeat slip by ticking the box next to the medication required. This can then be put in the box that is in our reception foyer or you can post it to us
• You can write to us with your request and if you want the prescription returned by mail please include a stamped address envelope

Once a request is received it takes a minimum of 3 full working days to process, and this does not include weekends or bank holidays

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us

BMC



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Blood Pressure Machine

We have invested in a ‘Do it yourself’ blood pressure machine which you will find situated in the main entrance to the surgery.

You are free to use this machine at any time and it would be extremely helpful if you were to take your blood pressure prior to seeing the GP or Nurse for your appointment.  Take your slip to the clinician you are seeing and they will update your records.  This will save time in your appointment.

If you are not seeing a clinician then hand your printed result to a receptionist so they can record your name and pass the information to a clinician for updating. 

With the approval of a nurse or GP you may use this to record your blood pressure and attend at a time to suit you with no waiting times. Random checks are always acceptable and if you have any questions a receptionist will be happy to help you.

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