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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Practice Closed - Wednesday 24th November

The Practice will be closed for the afternoon today and incoming calls will be diverted to 111 for urgent matters . If the matter is not urgent please call us back when we reopen on Thursday morning from 8am 

Flu Vaccinations - 2021/22

If you are over 65 and not yet been contacted for your flu vaccination please phone the surgery. We have a number of appointments available including Saturday 2nd October between 9am and 12noon.

If you are less than 65 and have underlying health conditions we have now received our first flu delivery for this season so please book in for your vaccination. Flu vaccinations are now also available for all patients over the age of 50 so please contact the surgery and book in. 

Covid Vaccination News 30 September 2021

We have recently started the COVID Booster programme. This can be given to all patients over 50 who have completed their second dose 6 months ago. If you have not yet heard from the surgery and it is over 6 months since your second dose please book in for your Booster.

If you are a Priory Gate patient aged 18 or over and have yet to receive your vaccination please phone us to enable you to book in. If you have previously declined your vaccine and now wish to go ahead please contact the reception team.

We have a small number of patients with incorrect contact details so please check this with us when you phone.

We may well be contacting you by text message and these are often sent at weekends.

Our lead vaccine for first dose patient under 40 is Pfizer.

If you have previously advised that you do not want a COVID vaccination and have now changed your mind please contact the reception team and we will book you in.  

Parkrun- Memorial Park Coventry

Priory Gate Practice is now a Registered Parkrun Practice and we plan to be running at 9am in the Memorial Park in Coventry. If you are interested. If you wish to join us follow the link below and register. We will post on here when staff are running.

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/

Patient Participation Group

Priory Gate is looking to expand our Patient Participation Group. The Group meet quarterly and support the Practice with a range of activities. If you are a patient and would like to consider joining the group please contact the Practice Manager Glenn Walker to express your interest or to have an informal discussion. glenn.walker@nhs.net or 02476 961370.

Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance Awards

Priory Gate Practice is honoured to have received 5 shortlisted nominations for the first GP Alliance Awards event that took place on 6th July 2019

The following are the shortlisted nominations:

GP of the year 2018 - Dr Helen Tyrrell

Practice of the year 2018

Practice Nurse of the year 2018 - Dawn Barker

Unsung Hero of the year 2018 - Dionne Morgan

Practice Manager of the year 2018 - Glenn Walker

The Partners and staff were delighted to be shortlisted for 5 awards ( more than any other Practice of the 65 that make up the Alliance) and Dr Tyrrell was thrilled to receive her award.

Extended Hours Appointments

Priory Gate have formed an alliance with a number of Practices across the city and are now able to offer telephone appointments between 6.30pm and 9.45pm between Monday to Friday and at daytime on Saturday and Sunday. If you wish to benefit from these appointments please contact our reception team before 6.30pm on Monday to Friday.

Access to Medical Records

All patients now have the right to access some of their medical records online. Please send an email to the Practice if you would like this facility: priory.gate@nhs.net

Cancelled or Did Not Attend Appointments

If you are unable to attend an appointment at Priory Gate please contact us at the earliest opportunity to enable the appointment to be made available to other patients. The cost to the NHS for one week of missed appointments is usually around £2000.

Yellow Fever Clinic

Priory Gate is authorised to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations. Our Prescribing Nurse Dawn Baker has undertaken appropriate training for this service. The cost of this service is £60 per patient and this includes a certificate with the vaccination. Duplicate certificates if they are needed can be provided for £10.

Electronic Prescribing

This page explains about the New Electronic Prescription System

Below is some information to read and shortcuts to various information films

About Electronic Prescribing:

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/theeps

How it works:

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/whatthismeans

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/patientvideo

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/repeatdispensing

A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

 

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription, collect your medicines from the same place most of the time, or use a prescription collection service now.

 

It may not be if you don’t get prescriptions very often or pick up your medicines from different places.

 

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination.

You can choose:

a pharmacy.

a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

 

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice.

April 2013 ref: 4742

 

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients/films/theeps



 
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