Certain medicines may affect your ability to drive. If you are taking your medicine as directed and your driving is not impaired, then you are not breaking the Law. It will remain an offence to drive while your ability is impaired by drugs and, if in doubt, you should not drive. To find out more ask your doctor or a member of the pharmacy team. More information available at www.gov.uk/drug-driving-law
Get your Flu Vaccination now - please book an appointment at reception
Are you in shape for surgery? Surgery puts stress on your body so the healthier you are the better you will handle it. Dr Alex Degan, GP at Mid Devon Medical Practice, and Karl Trimble, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, discuss the importantance of being in shape for surgery . Watch this video Are you in shape for surgery video link
Shingles Vaccination - We have invited patients who will be age 70 and age 79 on 1.9.2017 to attend for a shingles vaccination. If you are age 71 - 78 and have not taken up the offer of a shingles vaccination, it is not too late - please book an appointment with the practice nurse.
Meningitis ACWY Vaccination - if you were born between 1.9.1998 - 31.8.1999, you are eligible for the vaccine. If you haven't already done so, please make an appointment with the practice nurse for your vaccination. Only 40% of patients invited have received their vaccination.
The Waiting Room - On-line Appointment Booking, Repeat Prescription Ordering and Access to part of your patient records.
Patients will be able to register to use The Waiting Room to view available appointments on-line and book an appointment immediately with a doctor. Patients will also be able to check the time of their appointment, amend or cancel appointments and view part of their medical records.
If you would like to use this service, you need to register in the first instance. To do this, please contact us at the surgery by telephone, face to face, by fax or by email and tell us your email address. Once we have entered your email address onto our clinical system, you will receive an email from The Waiting Room which will enable you to login and start using the service to order your prescriptions straight away and from April you can manage your appointments on-line too.
For security reasons, your email address needs to be unique to you (i.e. not shared with other members of your household).
Friends of Bodriggy (FOB)
Lots of lovely raffle prizes will soon be available and on display in the Reception lobby. Tickets will be available at reception.
Healthy weight programmes for all ages
Embracing On-line services - Contract
Plan to Meet GMS / PMS 2014-15 Contractual Requirement
Patient On-line Services
This practice currently offers patients’ facilities to:
o Book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.
o Order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.
This practice plans to offer patients facilities to view online, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient, from January 2015*Note 1.
We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by December 31st 2014*Note 1.
This practice intends to make use of new GP2GP messaging technology, which will enable the practice to receive patients clinical records electronically as new patients join the practice. The practice intends to start use of this software by end NHS Financial Year Quarter 4, 2014/15 *Note 1
More information on GP2GPcan be found at: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/gp2gp
Summary Care Record
This practice intends to make use of new Summary Care Record. A Summary Care Record is an electronic record, which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had. Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.
More information on the Summary Care Record can be seen at: http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
The practice intends to start use of this software by end NHS Financial Year Quarter 1, 2015/16*Note 1
*Note 1 – NHS Financial Year Quarter 4 2014/15, covers the period from January 1st to March 31st 2015. NHS Financial Year Quarter 1 2015/16, covers the period April 1st to June 30st 2015. These dates are subject change and to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.
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