Saturday Morning Appointments
Saturday morning appointments will be available from Saturday 16th May 2015 at Meadowfield Surgery.
Meadowfield Surgery can be contacted by telephone between 8am and 12 noon on 0191 3780651 after this time the surgery telephones will be diverted back to 111. Saturday morning appointments are available between 8am and 1pm. We have two doctors and one nurse or one health care assistant available. The service is accessible to patients from all five of our surgery sites and should be used for urgent but non-emergency care.
The surgery will not provide a home visit service on Saturday mornings, if you require a home visit you will need to call 111.
NHS NORTH DURHAM CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP GOVERNING BODY -
members of the public are invited to observe the Governing Body at work on: Wednesday 20 May 2015 9:00am-12:00noon at The Castle View Lounge, Chester-le-Street Cricket Club
PRIMARY CARE COMMISSIONING COMMITTEE -
Members of the public are also invited to attend the inaugural meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, to observe the Committee at work on: Wednesday 20th May 2015 12:30pm-2:30pm at The Castle Lounge, Chester-le-Street Cricket Club
Patient Online - Giving you more choice in accessing GP Services
Patient Online will help you to take greater control of your health & wellbeing by increasing online access to services. If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and also view your medications and allergies online. If you would like to register for Patient Online please speak to a member of our Reception Team
Electronic Prescription Service
We are about to introduce an Electronic Prescription Service. This service will mean that we can send your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from without the need for paper in most cases. The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential.
If you would like to use the Electronic Prescription Service:
•You will need to ‘nominate’ a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically. You can ask a member of staff in the pharmacy to arrange this. Practice Staff will also be able to arrange this for you after Tuesday 3rd June 2014.
•You can then continue to order your prescriptions in the usual way, but instead of a paper prescription being collected by you or your pharmacy, the prescription will be sent to them electronically.
•You should try to ensure that on most occasions you collect your prescriptions from your nominated Pharmacy. However, if you don’t wish to use your nominated Pharmacy for a particular prescription just make sure you let the surgery know when you request the prescription. For example if you wish to collect a prescription from the surgery reception, or a different pharmacy.
•Nomination is very flexible and can be cancelled at any time by asking a member of staff at the pharmacy or the surgery