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PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES                                                                                                                                               

Did you know that you could register for patient online services?  This will include repeat prescription requests, booking or cancelling appointments and viewing certain aspects of your medical records.  If you wish to access these services, please attend the practice with photographic identification.  You will be provided with unique login details and information on how to register.  For more information, please contact the practice.

A NEW WALKING GROUP

IN COLLABORATION WITH HEALTHY MINDS, HEALTHY BODS & HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

FIRST WALK - THURSDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2016 AT 11AM FOR AN HOUR

THEN EVERY THURSDAY

MEETING POINT - OUTSIDE HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

WALKING IS AN EXCELLENT FORM OF EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.  IT IS CONVENIENT, FREE, GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOU CAN GO AT YOUR OWN SPEED.

A GOOD WALK CAN:

  • MAKE YOU FEEL HAPPIER - EXERCISE RELEASES ENDORPHINS AND SEROTONIN WHICH IMPROVES YOUR MOOD, REDUCING STRESS, DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY.
  • IMPROVE YOUR BRAIN POWER - EXERCISE IMPROVES LEARNING, CONCENTRATION, ABSTRACT REASONING AND MEMORY.  IT EVEN STIMULATES BRAIN CELL REGENERATION.
  • HELP YOU SLEEP BETTER - REGULAR ACTIVITY PROMOTES BETTER SLEEP, ALTHOUGH STRENUOUS EXERCISE BEFORE GOING TO BED IS NOT ADVISED

 

WIN THE RACE AGAINST FLU!

PLEASE CONTACT THE SURGERY TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FLU VACCINATION

YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A FREE FLU VACCINATION IF YOU ARE AGED 65 YEARS OR OVER, PREGNANT OR SUFFER FROM A CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITION SUCH AS COPD OR DIABETES.  MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx

In August 2016, the practice had a total of 157 appointments that were not attended.


If you are unable to keep your appointment, please make
every effort to cancel it well in advance so that it may be
offered to someone else. Non-attendance and
cancellations at short notice without a valid reason
deprives other patients of essential medical services.

Data Collection on Fit notes-

The Health and Social Care Information Cente (HSCIC) have informed us that they will be extracting data from the practice system about fit notes. Any data collected will be anonymous.

Please refer to the 'further information' section on the right hand side of this page and select 'Data Collection - Fit notes' for further information.

ISLINGTON IHUB -  EVENING AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS!!

Islington IHUB offers increased access to GPs for patients registered at any Islington practice.

Islington has 3 hub. Registered patients are now able to book appointments with Islington doctors and nurses at an Islington GP hub when the practice is closed. Simply ask a receptionist for an ”I:Hub” appointment and they will try to offer you one that is both convenient for you and that also suits your health needs.

Islington GP hubs are open between 6.30pm and 8.00pm each weekday and from 8.00am to 8.00pm at the weekend.

If we are closed you can call the usual surgery number between 6.30pm to 8.00pm Mon to Fri and 8.00am to 8.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays and your call will be answered by i:Hub staff who will be able to assist you. These appointments are available for routine appointments and do not need to be urgent requests.

If you book an appointment you will be asked to give consent for the doctor or nurse to see your medical records, on this occasion only, in order to provide you with the best care.

                                                                                                                                                                

 

ONLINE PATIENT ACCESS

 

STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR HIGHBURY GRANGE MEDICAL PRACTICE

 

 

Nationally the way GP records are managed in the NHS is changing in three important ways.

1.     Summary Care Record (SCR)

2.     GP to GP Record Transfers

3.     Patient Online Access to Their GP Record  

These changes do not enable your record to be shared outside the team of professionals who look after you. They are designed to improve and speed up your care and provide you with more access to what is in your medical record.

 

1.     Patient Online Access

 

We will be offering the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering your repeat prescriptions online.  Alongside this, all patients in England will have access to their GP medical records online by 31st March 2015.

 

This means you can have secure access to relevant parts (current medications, immunisations and allergies) of your record from devices that can access the internet.

 

To use these services you should first come to the practice with photographic ID.  We will then give you your secure login details.

 

2.     Summary Care Record (SCR)

 

NHS England requires GP practices to upload any changes to patients’ summary information on their Summary Care Record by 31st March 2015.

 

The Summary Care Record (SCR) is a brief summary of your medical record that will help anyone treating you in an emergency that does not have your full medical record. It contains details of any medication you are taking and any allergies that we know you have. Your SCR is automatically updated at least daily to ensure that your information is as up to date as it can possibly be.

 

You can find out more by watching “What is a Summary Care Record” here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=V0KIN0Tq5_w

 

You do not have to have a SCR if you do not want one. Please inform our reception team if you do not want a SCR.

 

3.     GP to GP Record Transfers

 

A new way of transferring patient records electronically between GP practices has been developed to be used when a patient moves from one GP practice to another. 

 

NHS England requires this new method to be used for all new or de-registering patients by 31st March 2015.   Highbury Grange Medical Practice already uses this method to transfer records to and from other practices currently using the GP to GP system.

 

For your own medical care it is very important that you are always registered with a GP practice. If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical record will be forwarded on to your new GP. It can take several weeks for your paper record to reach your new surgery.  With the new system your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much more quickly.

 
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