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A recent survey found that almost a third of GPs already employ a pharmacist in their practice and a further 16% are considering this move. 

The Village Practice is now part of the national NHS pilot to include a clinical pharmacist in our GP practice. The pharmacist will offer patient appointments for long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma, medicines reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects. The pharmacist can also help patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital. Having a pharmacist working at our surgery will increase the available appointments, ease the workload of GPs and provide valuable medicines support”


02 May 2018

Dear Patients

Our Quick Access Clinic is one of the busiest clinics in the Practice and we are very proud to offer this exceptional access for our patients.

In recent months the clinic has been extremely busy and we have been forced to call Doctors in from their annual leave to try and help us manage the numbers of patients and we are pleased to say we have never turned a patient away. However this is not sustainable, and for the safety of patients and our staff we are implementing a policy to ‘cap’ the number of patients attending the clinic if numbers become unmanageable.

Please be aware we do not take this decision lightly and will only put these measures in place if completely necessary.

If this happens patients will be

  • Informed by Reception as soon as possible
  • Asked if your problem can wait till the next day, in which case they will be asked to come to next day Quick Access.
  • If not, then a message will be taken and this will be reviewed by a Doctor within 3 hours and triaged to be seen later that day.
  • If your problem is more urgent you may be asked to attend a clinic at another location.

We very much appreciate your support in this matter

Kind regards

 

Amanda Meehan

Practice Manager

 

 

14/03/2018 WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE PRACTICE WILL, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT BE OPEN FROM 08.00AM EVERY DAY. PLEASE NOTE QUICK ACCESS START TIMES REMAIN AT 08.30AM.

PLEASE NOTE BLOOD TEST RESULTS TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS. WE WILL USUALLY SEND A TEXT IF THEY AER NORMAL AND WILL CERTAINLY CONTACT YOU IF THE RESULTS ARE ABNORMAL

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Blood Tests

If you require a blood test you can book an appointment with the HCA in the  morning.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE A BLOOD FORM WHEN YOU ATTEND OUR APPOINTMENT OR THERE WILL BE A DELAY TO YOU BEING SEEN. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CALL RECEPTION TO DISCUSS

Otherwise you can attend on Mondays and Thursdays at Highbury Grange Health Centre between 09:00 and 11.30. You must take the form given to you by our doctors to Highbury Grange (1-5 Highbury Grange N5 2QB). Your results will be sent to us as normal.

 

Or you can attend Mildmay Practice from 09.00 - 11.30am on a Wednesday.

 

You can also attend the Whittington Hospital between 09.00 and 16.30 Monday to Friday.

 

If you have been asked to call the surgery for blood or any other test results please call after 14:00 when we are a little less busy.Thank you!

 

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

INFORMATION ON BLOOD TESTS

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

 

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

 

 
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