Old News - 2016 and before
Flu Clinics Winter 2016/17
Our Flu Clinics for this year have now finished. However, If you are over 65 or have been invited for a flu vaccination and have missed the clinics, please contact the surgery for advice.
Change of Opening Hours
Please note that from 1st July 2016 the Surgery will be closed every lunch time between 1.00pm - 2.00pm.
You may have recently received information about a new prescription delivery system. Please note the Medical Practice is unable to advise people on where they should source their prescriptions, but we would like to remind patients that they also have a choice of local pharmacies and many people have already nominated their preferred option. However, anyone considering changing should be aware that there may be a delay in setting up a new supplier and this may have an impact on any repeat prescriptions. The Medical Practice will not be responsible for filling any gaps caused if a patient transfers.
We would like to promote our "Patient Online" for patients who may not know about this service.
Patient Online means that you can choose to:
Book and cancel appointments with your GP or nurse online.
Order repeat prescriptions online.
Look at some of the information in your GP online record online.
From April 2016, you will be able to see more information as your surgery’s computer system becomes ready.You will be able to do this on a website or an app, using a computer, a tablet or a smartphone.Online services are free to use and are just another way of contacting your surgery. You can still ring them or go to your surgery in person like you do now.
Please see the leaflet below for further details.
Shropdoc Contact Telephone Number
Please note that from 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th October, the telephone number for Shropdoc will change to 0333 222 66 55.
Flu Clinics 2015
This year's Flu Clinics have now finished. However, if you are eligible (see list below) and have missed having one please contact the surgery for advice.
65 Years or Over (including those who become 65 by 31st March 2016)
All those pregnant (including those who become pregnant during the flu season)
Anyone who is the main carer for an elderley or disabled person
All those aged 2, 3 or 4 years old on 31 August 2015
All those aged over 6 months who have one of the following medical conditions:
Chronic Respiratory Disease
Chronic Heart Disease
Chronic Liver Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Neurological Disease
A Weakened Immune System
Shingles Vaccination Programme 2015-2016
From 1st September 2015, the eligibility changes. You are eligible for the vaccination this year if you were born between the following dates:
2nd September 1942 to 1st September 1945 inclusive
(ie, aged 70, 71 or 72 on 1st September 2015)
2nd September 1935 to 1st September 1937 inclusive
(ie, aged 78 or 79 on 1st September 2015)
Please book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses if you wish to have the vaccination.
Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) A new way to get your medicines and appliances - which is starting in Church Stretton on 15th October 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
If you are unhappy with your experience of nomination
You can complain to the pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractor (DAC) or GP practice. You can also complain to NHS England or their local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) if your complaint cannot be resolved www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/complaint/
For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice.
Care Quality Commission Inspection
We had a Care Quality Commission inspection on 19th November 2014. Please click here if you wish to see the report regarding this.