NOTICE FOR PATIENTS REGISTERED WITH DR COOK
Dr Cook is taking sabbatical leave from
September 2018 for 1 year.
Dr Cook and his family will be going to
Canada where Dr Cook will work as a GP.
Dr Rob Sapsford will be covering
for Dr Cook.
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 importance 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
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
· book or cancel appointments online
· renew or order repeat prescriptions online
· view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices
How to sign-up
For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up
GP2GP allows patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly, securely, and quickly between their old and new practices, when they change GPs. This improves patient care by making full and detailed medical records available to practices, for a new patient's first and later consultations.
Summary Care Record
There 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 Connecting for Health Website
If wish to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. These forms can be found at reception or by clicking the link below:-
Opt Out Form
Accessible Information Standard
From the 1st August 2016, we are required to ask people if they have any communication needs or a need to be given information in a certain way.
We are asking patients when they register with us, but if you are already registered and you require support with accessing information in a different format, please let us know.
For more information, please click the link below
How do you communicate
Do you need information in a different way
NHS Friends & Family Test
How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatments? Please take part in our survey - click on Survey at the bottom of the home page. Results will be published monthly.
Cornwall GP Out of Hours Service - Contact NHS 111 Service - Dial 111.
Through the generosity of so many people in our community (patients and organisations), Nancy Tuffill has raised an incredible £2880.00 for the Hayle Heart to Heart appeal which has funded an ambulatory ECG monitor to benefit patients at Bodriggy Health Centre. The practice would like to express their sincere thanks to Nancy for her amazing dedication to the appeal and to our patients and the organisations in our community for their kind donations and support which has been overwhelming. Nancy continues to fundraise until April in the hope that she can raise enough money for a second monitor or another piece of cardiac equipment which will benefit patients at Bodriggy Health Centre.