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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 January 2018 117 Doctors appointments and 77 Nurse appointments were missed across both Beggarwood and Rooksdown sites.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Test Results

When the surgery receives test results they are normally reviewed by the same clinician who ordered them. The clinician will add their comments to the results and trigger a contact with the patient.

Some samples, particularly for bloods, have more than one test performed on them within the Hospital's Pathology Department and these are reported separately back to the surgery.  As much as possible our clinicians attempt to wait until all test results are received before contacting the patient but where the tests may be performed hours or even days apart this is not always possible.

This means that as a patient you may receive more than one contact in relation to samples taken and you should treat each contact separately, i.e. if receive one contact saying to arrange to speak to a doctor and then subsequently a second contact saying no further action is required you should still arrange to speak to a doctor. 

The majority of test results are communicated by text, either explaining that no further action is needed, or requesting you to contact the surgery to speak to a clinician.   Unless specifically noted in the message this is intended to be a routine appointment only and often relates to the need for some further investigation rather than a specific concern about the result. If a more urgent appointment is required this will be clear in the message or a member of the Beggarwood team will contact you to arrange.

 
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