Welcome to West Bar Surgery
Welcome to our surgery website. We hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services .
Letter to patients aged 75 or over
Many of you will have read that the Government has instructed surgeries to advise their patients aged 75 or over who their usual Doctor is. We will be sending letters to patients advising this information during June 2014. Should you wish to request an alternative named GP please do so in writing, addressed to the Practice Manager.
As previously advised all online ordering or repeat prescriptions is now directly onto our clinical system. Please use the link at the foot of the page which will direct you to the correct web site. If you don't have a password you will need to request one from Reception. We will create this password for you and post it to you. Please note that you will only be able to automatically order medication which has been authorised by your GP. So if, for example, your next prescription of blood pressure tablets is dependent on you providing a blood pressure reading these tablets will not be visible on your order screen. To order you will have to request by typing in the comments field.
One Click Away
Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home. Convenience doesn’t stop there and you can now access a number of services online.Ordering a repeat prescription or sending us your comments are both just a click away. And if you’re not yet registered with us you can download the necessary forms here too.
NHS England care.data
There are changes coming in how we protect the information that we record in your medical record. The changes make it a legal obligation for us to share your information. The proposed benefits of sharing identifiable data are to help plan and monitor effective patient services especially where you may receive care from several different organisations. Please see the Patient Advice tab to the right which provides further information.
What do you need to do?
If you are happy for NHS England to direct the HSCIC to extract, store and manage your data you need do nothing. The information will automatically be taken from our computer system.
If you do not want your information to be taken you must tell us and we are able to block the upload of your identifiable and personal information.
If you are happy for your data to be used by HSCIC for anonymised reports but not shared with other agencies or companies in identifiable format, let us know so that we can add an alert to your record.
Text Messaging - Appointment Reminders
We have introduced an additional service to help you remember your appointment. You will now receive an appointment reminder by text to your mobile phone the day before your appointment, with the exception of Monday appointments where the reminder will be sent on a Friday.
To ensure you receive a text message please check the number we hold with our receptionists.
Should you not want to receive a reminder by text please advise our receptionists and they will ensure this is recorded.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
Please take a few moments to look through the website and get acquainted with
everything that's on offer. Find out how to do the sort of things you expect like prescriptions and appointments, but keep surfing and you may also find out about services you did not know we offered.
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(Site updated 17/07/2014)