IMPORTANT NEWS! WE ARE DUE TO UPGRADE OUR CLINICAL COMPUTER SYSTEM ON 29TH AUGUST 2019. IN THE WEEKS RUNNING UP TO THIS DATE, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME LIMITED FUNCTIONS AS PREPARATIONS ARE BEING MADE FOR THE SWITCH. THIS INCLUDES HAVING NO PRE-BOOKED APPOINTMENTS THE WEEK BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER OUR "GO-LIVE" DAY. FROM 1ST AUGUST 2019, YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO USE OUR ON-LINE SERVICES (TO BOOK APPOINTMENTS AND TO REQUEST PRESCRIPTIONS) AN EMAIL HAS BEEN SENT TO ALL REGISTERED EXPLAINING THIS. ONCE OUR NEW SYSTEM HAS BEEN ACTIVATED, YOU WILL RECEIVE A FURTHER EMAIL TO RE-REGISTER YOUR ACCOUNT. ALSO FROM 1ST AUGUST, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR PREFERRED PHARMACY. ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL HAVE TO BE PICKED UP FROM THE SURGERY OR ARRANGE FOR PHARMACY TO PICK IT UP ON YOUR BEHALF. WE ARE AIMING TO KEEP DISRUPTION TO A MINIMUM AND WE DO APOLOGISE IN ADVANCE IF THERE IS ANY INCONVENIENCE.
FROM 1ST APRIL 2019, INSTEAD OF EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS BEING BOOKED ON EACH SESSION, (8.30 AM FOR MORNING APPOINTMENTS AND 2.30PM FOR EVENING APPOINTMENTS) ALL APPOINTMENTS WILL HAVE TO BE BOOKED IN THE MORNING FOR BOTH SESSIONS.THIS IS TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE FRUSTRATIONS OF BEING UNABLE TO OBTAIN AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT WHEN A TELEPHONE CALL IS MADE IN THE MORNING AND BEING TOLD TO TELEPHONE BACK AT 2.30PM TO OBTAIN AN APPOINTMENT.
PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THAT PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE BARKING AND DAGENHAM HUB FOR URGENT SAME DAY GP APPOINTMENTS ON 020 3770 188. PLEASE CALL THEM BETWEEN 2-9PM ON WEEKDAYS AND 9AM-6PM AT WEEKENDS TO BOOK AN EMERGENCY APPOINTMENT. PLEASE SEE WEBSITE LINK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.http://www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/Local-services/GP-appointments.htm
PLEASE TAKE PART IN OUR 2019 PATIENT SURVEY. YOU CAN PICK UP A QUESTIONAIRE FROM RECEPTION OR PLEASE FIND A COPY BELOW. THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED HELP PPG SURVEY QUESTIONAIRE 2019
WEAR IT PINK!! A HUGE THANK YOU TO CAROL AND GERALDINE FROM OUR PPG WHO DEDICATED THEIR WHOLE DAY HOLDING A CAKE SALE AT URSWICK MEDICAL CENTRE ON THE MORNING OF FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER 2018. THIS WAS IN AID OF "WEAR IT PINK" TO HELP FUND VITAL RESEARCH INTO BREAST CANCER. A FANTASTIC £290 WAS RAISED TO HELP SUPPORT THIS GREAT CHARITY! THIS EXCEEEDED OUR GRAND TOTAL OF £236 FROM LAST YEAR. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT TOOK PART AND DONATED ON THIS DAY.
OUR FLU VACCINES FOR THOSE AT RISK PATIENTS AND THOSE OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE HAVE ARRIVED!! PLEASE WALK IN TO THE SURGERY AT ANY TIME BETWEEN 9AM AND 12PM AND 4.30-6.30PM AND WE CAN GIVE YOU YOUR VACCINATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT! ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK INTO ONE OF OUR CLINICS
OUR PRACTICE HAS BEEN RATED AS "GOOD" OVERALL BY CQC FOLLOWING OUR INSPECTION ON 18TH JUNE 2018. THE CQC INSPECTION REPORT ON HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED AND A COPY OF THE REPORT CAN BE FOUND UNDER THE HEADING "CQC" AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS WEB PAGE.
WEAR IT PINK!! A HUGE THANK YOU TO CAROL AND GERALDINE FROM OUR PPG WHO DEDICATED THEIR WHOLE DAY HOLDING A CAKE SALE AT URSWICK MEDICAL CENTRE ON THE MORNING OF FRIDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2017. THIS WAS IN AID OF "WEAR IT PINK" TO HELP FUND VITAL RESEARCH INTO BREAST CANCER. A FANTASTIC £236 (INCLUDING ONLINE DONATIONS) WAS RAISED TO HELP SUPPORT THIS GREAT CHARITY! THANK YOU TO ALL THAT TOOK PART AND DONATED ON THIS DAY.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017- A big thank you to all our Patients and Staff who attended our coffee morning. We raised an amazing £86.00 for the charity! A special thanks to Geraldine and Carol from our PPG for their help!
OUR FLU VACCINES HAVE ARRIVED!! PLEASE WALK IN TO THE SURGERY AT ANY TIME BETWEEN 9AM AND 12PM AND 4.30-6.30PM AND WE CAN GIVE YOU YOUR VACCINATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT! ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION TO BOOK INTO ONE OF OUR CLINICS OR SEE LINK AT BOTTOM OF WEB PAGE ON FLU VACCINES.
Medicine Waste Campaign
Wasted medicine causes a dent in the NHS budget which can't be recovered. Many patients are not using the medicine that they are prescribed.
These medicines costs the NHS millions and by stopping or preventing medicine from being wasted this would save the NHS drastically and open up possibilities for the NHS to spend elsewhere.
The savings by preventing medicine waste will enable a better healthcare service for you. This can be done by only ordering the medicine which you absolutely need and nothing more. It is vital that medicine is no longer wasted.
You may be aware that practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will be responsible for co-ordinating all the services we provide through our contract.
We have allocated a GP to every patient in the practice (including children) who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our practice provides for you.
This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice, as you currently do. If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.