Patient Participation Group

PRACTICE PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

Do you want to improve health and health services in your local community?

Do you want to have the opportunity to have a voice and get involved in the way your health service is run?

Do you want to help shape and improve services and even get involved in shaping and delivering new and exciting services?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then you may be the right person to join our Practice Patient Participation Group.

Let us hear about your experiences, views and ideas for making services better.

The Practice is looking for people from all ages and backgrounds who are enthusiastic about influencing and improving the way that local healthcare is delivered.

If you are interested, please ask for the Practice Patient Participation Group Application Form at Reception.

If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Miss Samantha Cromar / Miss Helen Cuskin or Mrs Roshan Hassan

On

01207 561736

The next meeting will be held today at the surgery at 12.30pm.

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Holiday Immunisations

Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer a holiday immunisation service due to a national shortage in vaccines. We are advising our patients to contact local travel clinics who may still have some vaccines in stock. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Prescriptions

Please be aware that the practice does not accept prescription requests over the telephone as serious medication errors are more likely to be made through verbal communication and can block the telephone line.

Prescription requests must either be put into the locked box in the waiting room, the secure post box at the car park gates (currently out of use due to a bird’s nest having been found in it) or ordered online through the surgery website. Please contact the practice for more details on how to obtain your login and password for this service. Thank you.

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Outside Prescription Box

The outside prescription box by the main car park gates is currently out of action as a bird’s nest containing eggs has recently been found in it. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and will update the web page once the nest is no longer in use. Thank you.

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Spring Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 29th of May 2017 due to the Spring Bank Holiday. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. If you need urgent medical advice please ring 01207 561736 and you will be given the appropriate telephone numbers to call.

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May Day Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 1st of May 2017 due to the May Day Bank Holiday.

If you need urgent medical advice during the time that the practice is closed please ring 01207 561736 or NHS 111. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

Thank you.

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Half Day Closure

The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday the 26th of April 2017 due to staff training purposes and will not reopen until 9am on Thursday the 27th of April 2017.

Please contact 01207 561736 if you need urgent medical advice during the time that the surgery is closed and you will be directed to the appropriate number to call.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Easter Holidays Opening Times

The surgery’s opening hours over the Easter Holidays are as follows:

Thursday the 13th of April 2017 – 1pm (Half Day Closing)
Friday the 14th of April 2017 – Closed (Bank Holiday)
Saturday the 15th of April 2017 – Closed (Weekend)
Sunday the 16th of April 2017 – Closed (Weekend)
Monday the 17th of April 2017 – Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday the 18th of April 2017 – Open 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the surgery’s closure over the Easter period. Please telephone 01207 561736 and you will be directed to the most appropriate telephone number to ring if you need to be seen urgently. For serious medical emergencies please contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

 

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Surgery Half Day Closure

The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday the 8th of March 2017 until 9am on Thursday the 9th of March 2017 due to clinical staff training across the Gateshead area.

If you need urgent medical advice during the time that the surgery is closed please ring 01207  561736 or in the case of a medical emergency please contact the emergency services on 999. Thank you.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the surgery’s early closure that day.

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Patient Participation Group Meeting (PPG)

WE ARE HAVING A PATIENT PARTICIPATON GROUP MEETING ON TUESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2017 (1PM – 2PM) IN THE SURGERY.

IF ANY ONE OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A SAY ABOUT THE SERVICES PROVIDED AT CHOPWELL SURGERY WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR VIEW.

By informing us of your email address, we can contact you every now and again to ask you a question or two. Contact forms are available from reception.

If you would like to become a member of our Patient Participation Group please ask at reception for an application form.

We look forward to seeing our PPG members at the upcoming meeting and any new members who wish to attend will be greatly welcomed!

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