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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 October and Novemeber 2017 101 Doctors appointments and 100 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: 

www.nhs.uk

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When We Are Closed

Out of HoursFor urgent Problems when the surgery is closed:

NHS-111-LOGO-FINAL-CMYK-BLK_250x400  Out of Hours Service Changenew

From 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday 22nd January 2013, if you telephone the practice after 6:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday, through to 8:00 a.m the next morning (or 8:00 a.m. on Monday if telephoning after 6:30 p.m. on Friday) you will receive a recorded message advising you that if you wish to receive out of hours services you should call NHS 111 (One One One).  NHS 111 is a service which has been introduced by the Government to assist you in finding the right service to help you when you have a concern about your health out of hours.

NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

When to use it

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • You need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency.
  • You think you need to go to  A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
  • You don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call.
  • You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.

For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999 .

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor , a walk-in centre or urgent care centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to. If you need an ambulance , one will be sent just as quickly as if you had dialled 999.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

Typetalk or textphone

If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, you can use the NHS 111 service through a textphone by calling 18001 111.

Calls are connected to the TextDirect system and the textphone will display messages to tell you what is happening. A Typetalk Relay Assistant will automatically join the call. They will talk back what you've typed to the NHS 111 adviser and, in return, type back the adviser’s conversation, so you can read it on your textphone's display or computer.

 

 

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 
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