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Samples

Please can all samples be returned to the surgery before 10.00am.

 

Extended Access

We now have extended access available at the surgery every Thursday from 7.30am - 8.00am. During this time there will be appointments  available with a Doctor, Nurse and Clinical Support Assistant. Please note, these appointments are pre bookable only and there is no dispensing service available  at that time.

 

Bowel Screening Information

http://www.altonsurgery.nhs.uk/information/bowel-screening/ 

 

Results of Blood Tests By Text

If you have given your consent and we have a note of your mobile number, you will receive a text with the result of your blood test. We would like to point out that if your blood sample is for a number of tests, you will receive a text for each result. You may receive more than one text saying your test is normal and one to say a test is abnormal. Please contact the practice if you receive a text indicating an abnormal result. 

If you are phoning the surgery  for test results, please do so after 11am.

 

 

Named GP

All patients have now been allocated G.P.  Please contact the practice if you wish to find out who your usual GP is.

Kindly Note that from 1st of April we will no longer be accepting Cheques

Kindly note that as from the 1st of April 2015 the Surgery will no longer be accepting cheques. We do have the option of payment being made by debit card.

 

Book an Appointment Online with the Practice Nurse

You can book an appointment to see the Practice Nurse on line.  Kindly note, however, that these appointments are 10 minute slots and should only be booked if you require to see the Nurse for any of the following:

  • Routine Blood Pressure Checks
  • Contraceptive Pill Check
  • Blood tests, including INR’s
  • Weight Watcher referral
  • Gym referral.
 

 

 

 

 

NHS England – Sharing Information – Click here for more information

How Information about you helps us to provide better care

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.

This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.

This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care”.

More information can be found here www.nhs.uk/caredata