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If you require a chaperone to attend your appointment, please let the reception team know when booking.

 

New!

Introducing Online Appointments!

 

The Beggarwood Surgery is now offering our patients the choice of booking routine GP appointments online. 

Please note that you will need to register for this service via the links from this website.

 

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the electronic booking system to cancel your appointment.

 

Complaints, comments and suggestions

We will always be willling to hear if there is any way you think that we can improve our service.  Please find details n the right hand side of this website. 

Non attendance

 All non attendances are carefully recorded.

We often hear from patients that they aren’t able to get an appointment when it suits them. But the lack of appointments is very closely linked to patients who fail to turn up.

Throughout September 2017 52 Doctors appointments and 47 Nurse appointments were missed

We understand that sometimes people have to cancel appointments, but we’re just asking that people let us know. If they do cancel, even at short notice, we are nearly always able to fill that appointment.

Test results

Please contact the surgery to get the results of any test that you have had done between 2.00pm and 5pm.

Routine blood, urine and swab results usually take around 3-5 working days to be processed and reported.   If you need a  test done please ensure your appoinment is before 3pm, otherwise your sample will not be collected until the following day.

The results for X-rays and ultrasounds take 7 days and cervical smears take 8-10 weeks.

Your contact details

Can  we contact you in an emergency?  We may to contact you urgently pending the results of blood tests or investigations.  You may need to be admitted as an emergency to hospital. 

Please help us to help you by always notifiying us of your change of address, telephone or mobile number.  If you haven't got a phone contact, a contact number of a friend, neighbour or relative would be helpful.

Off on your holidays?

Please could you help us to help you by checking you have enough medications before you go away?  We do require 48 hours to process a prescription.   

Your views are important to us

If you or a family member has recently visited our surgery, practice, why not share your experiences on the NHS choices website: 

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Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you'll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, right here.

New!

We would like to introduce a Patient Participation Group here at the practice.  Would you like to have a say about the services we provide here at The Beggarwood Surgery?

If you are interested in joining the group, please ask at the reception for a contact form, or alternatively, print off a copy here: PPG Form  

Please note that we need to ensure that our contact list is representative of our local community and therefore is represented by as many different ethnic backgrounds and age groups as possible.  If you do not hear from us in due course then your application request has been unsuccessful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel & Holiday Health

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  Please book your appointment via reception on 01256 396500 and complete the Travel questionnaire below which should be sent to us prior to your appointment.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.  There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia

North America North America

Central America Central America

india South America

egypt Carribean

lithuania Africa

bulgaria Middle East

poland Central Asia

china East Asia

china Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because some travel vaccinations are not included in the services provided by the NHS and therefore become a chargeable service.

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

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Holiday Health

It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illnesss on holiday.

Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are visiting.

If you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack then too.

Holiday Kit

  • Paracetamol

  • Travel sickness tablets

  • Plasters

  • Rehydration solutions such as Dioralyte

  • Anti-diarrhoeal, eg Imodium

  • High factor sunscreen; calamine lotion

Immunisation

  • Always check whether you need any immunisations or malarial tablets before you travel
  • Seek advice well in advance in case you need a course of injections

Please call reception on (01256) 396500 to make an appointment with the practice nurse for all your travel requirements.

Other Essentials To Pack

  • Anti-malarials
  • Water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Condoms/ other contraceptives

Medical Insurance

  • Arrange medical insurance
  • Obtain a European Health Insurance Card from the Post Office if you are travelling in Europe. This will entitle you to free or reduced cost medical care within the EU. Take the card with you on holiday. (Care can still be very expensive even with an E111 form.) To obtain a E111 card on line:  http://www.e111.org.uk/

 

 

 
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