Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 18/03/2020
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
EPS allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
The benefits of EPS are that:
- prescribers can process prescriptions more efficiently and spend less time dealing with prescription queries
- dispensers can reduce use of paper, have improved stock control, and provide a more efficient service to patients
- patients can collect repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy without visiting their GP, and won't have a paper prescription to lose
To find out more click here
George Clare surgery was temporarily closed this morning (12 March 2020) to enable a clean of the surgery as a routine precautionary measure. The practice will reopen today at 1.30pm.
We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused. Safety is our priority and we have been working with public health teams to make sure there is no risk to staff and patients.
We are constantly reviewing and trying to take steps to improve our service, one of the concerns that regularly comes to our attention is the length of the queue at 8.30am and the difficulty that those with pre-booked appointments have in checking themselves in prior to their appointment time.
To try and resolve this you will notice that there is a barrier once you are inside the surgery doors asking you to queue to the right and use the self check-in machine if you have a pre-booked appointment, and queue to the left if you do not. We will continue to use this system throughout the day.
We will continue to monitor the effect this has on patients being able to check in on time at 8.30am. If you are unsure how to use the machine then please ask a member of reception during quieter times to demonstrate or assist you.
George Clare Surgery has a vacancy for the following post:
- Practice Nurse (15- 22 hours)
Visit Indeed.com for more information and to apply.
MyChart Patient Portal
Electronic patient portal for patients of Addenbrooke's and The Rosie hospitals, allowing you secure access to your health information held within the hospitals' Epic electronic patient record system:
- Appointment details
- Current Conditions
- Clinical correspondance
- Vital signs
- Test Restults
Click here for further information and to sign up
NHS Health Checks
Get your ‘midlife MOT’ with a free NHS Health Check
NHS Health Checks are now being provided across Cambridgeshire as part of a national screening programme. The programme aims to give people a once-over as they move into their middle years, helping spot signs early and providing peace of mind. It lets you take control of your health, and enjoy life for longer.
Give us a call to sign up!
What do NHS Health Checks protect against?
NHS Health Checks detect a range of different vascular and circulatory conditions. This includes Dementia, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Strokes, Diabetes and Kidney Disease. Catching symptoms for these issues early will help healthcare professionals to offer treatment and suggest lifestyle changes, and can prevent more serious problems in the long-term.
Who is eligible for NHS Health Checks?
NHS Health Checks are available for anyone who’s aged between 40 and 74 and isn’t already in touch with their GP about a pre-existing condition. A ‘midlife MOT’ like this can help you to live a longer and healthier life.
What does it involve?
The NHS Health Check is very straightforward, and it will only take 20-30 minutes.
It’s based on simple questions about age, lifestyle and family history, along with standard measurements of height, weight, urine content and glucose and cholesterol levels.
What happens afterwards?
A healthcare professional will discuss the results with you in detail afterwards. You’ll be given a full personalised report. This will provide resources and support to help with staying healthy and keeping up good habits, including information about the local support services.
We have been looking at how we can improve access to Practice services; DoctorLink is our new online service where you can access advice and appointments on line. following an assessment you will directed to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self-care.
Use online or via the app (available to download from the App Store & Google Play store)
Click here to view our appointments page to find out more!
Waiting Room Blood Pressure Monitor
We have recently installed an automated blood pressure monitor in our waiting room, it is located opposite the Reception desk.
If you are due for you for your 6 monthly blood pressure check then please feel free to use the machine, making sure you take your results slip to reception so this can be passed to the clinicians for processing, there is no need for you to have a face to face appointment.
Patients requiring annual blood tests and blood pressure test for the monitoring of medication and chronic diseases will still be invited in by the surgery for an appointment as normal.
Patient Participation Group
Patient Participation Group
The next meeting will be held 5pm Thursday 19th March at the George Clare Surgery
If you have not yet registered your interest to be a part of the PPG then please register your interest at reception or email us on CAPCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to welcome both Dr Ruth Batson, and Dr Kate Woods who joined the team this month and will take on the patients formally registered with Dr John Szekely.
Dr Batson will be working Wednesdays and Fridays
Dr Woods will be working Tuesdays and Fridays.