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Surgery Closure

The practice will be closed on Wednesday 20th November at 12:00pm for training purposes and we will re-open at 6:30pm for the late surgery clinic only.

Flu clinics 2019 - Under 65 eligible patients

We are holding bookable flu clinics:-

31st October - 8.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm

7th November - 8.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm

28th November - 8.30 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Flu clinics 2019 - Patients over 65

If you wish to get your jab, we are now operating a drop in system any time during opening hours Tuesday to Friday.  Please inform us if you do not wish to have your jab.

 

Children aged 2 and 3 as at 31st August 2019 are eligible for a vaccination at the surgery

Open clinics are being held:

22nd November and 27th November 3 to 5 pm

 

Appointments - Please note on the day morning appointments will be released at 08:00 on the day and afternoon appointments are released at 12:30 on the day.  We have been experiencing a larger volume of patients ringing at 12 noon in error.  Many thanks.

Did Not Attend Appointments

In October 2019 59 nurse appointments and 53 GP appointments were wasted in October. This lost the practice 29 hours and 30 minutes worth of appointments.

We are trying to reduce the number of appointments that patients fail to attend and would appreciate your assistance in improving the appointment availability and making it easier when booking an appointment. If you are unable to attend, please call us to cancel so the appointment can be used for someone else. If you have access to online services, you can cancel your upcoming appointment online on any day or time - please ask one of the receptionists for more information.

Welcome to Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre

At Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre we aim to treat all our patients courteously, fairly and in complete confidence. We endeavour to provide a family based service and have particular interest in antenatal, children’s health, minor surgery, dermatology, family planning and chronic disease management.

Prescription Collection is changing

Commencing July 2018 anyone asking to collect a prescription for either themselves or on behalf of someone else will need to bring proof of ID and sign on collection.  This is to protect your personal data in line with GDPR.

Should you wish your prescriptions to be collected by someone else, we will need signed consent from you to do so.

DO YOU TAKE PREGABALIN OR GABAPENTIN?

The law is changing from April 2019 - click below for more information.

patient leaflet.pdf

Age for consent has changed

The age for parents having automatic consent to a child's record has now reduced to 11.  There is national guidance which the Practice has to adhere to.  If the child consents to the parent having access a proxy access form can be used which needs to be completed and signed by the child at the surgery.  Ask a receptionist for further information if required.

Children and young people

If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child the same day – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask at the reception desk for a copy, or view it online here

CQC

After our inspection on 15th March 2015, we obtained an "outstanding". Follow the link for further information. 

 

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-559810176?referer=widget3

Friends and Family test - results

Follow the link for some of our recent friends and family feedback

http://www.gosforthmemorial.nhs.uk/tests-and-results.aspx?t=5

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