News Archive - Appleby Surgery

Publication of GP Earnings

Updated on 24th February 2016 at 4:58 pm

NHS England requires that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.  However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not […]

Mental Health Matters

Updated on 30th September 2015 at 8:51 am

Mental Health Matters offer a Local Rate confidential helpline service from 6pm to 6am 7 Days a week for any adult in the North Tyneside area. The number is 0845 601 2458, which is a Local Rate Phone Number. Anyone experiencing emotional distress can use this service to receive emotional support, guidance and advice. The […]

Electronic Prescribing Service

Updated on 5th August 2015 at 11:11 am

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) will commence on the 5th August 2015.  This service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice – without the need for paper in most cases.  The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential. If you would like […]

Portable Induction Loop

Updated on 18th February 2015 at 2:34 pm

The practice has recently invested in a new portable induction loop to assist patients with a hearing deficiency.  If you would like to have this available in your consultation, please let one of the receptionists know.

Virtual Patient Group Questionnaire

Updated on 22nd January 2015 at 10:37 am

Dear Patient, I have recently added a questionnaire to our website seeking your views about two changes in service that will occur over the coming months.  In order to ensure we are proving the best possible service and including patients’ in the decision making process, I would be grateful if you could take a little […]

Online Medical Records

Updated on 29th December 2014 at 10:06 am

As you may already know we offer the facility to book appointments with a Doctor, order prescriptions and cancel appointments online. However, in April 2015 it is a contractual requirement that GP’s have to offer patients the facility to access basic information from their Medical Records online. This is only available to the patient themselves […]

Surgery Telephone Calls

Updated on 29th December 2014 at 9:26 am

As of December 2014, we have been recording our outgoing and incoming telephone calls at the Surgery for training and monitoring purposes. We hope by doing so we can continue to improve the services we provide.

Access to GP services over Christmas

Updated on 20th December 2014 at 10:33 am

From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th December, a primary care service is being provided to North Tyneside residents (as an alternative to attending A&E) at the following practices from 9am to 5pm: · Portugal Place Health Centre · Priory Medical Group · Monkseaton Medical Centre Patients will be able to access the service via ‘111’ […]

Free Influenza Vaccination – It’s not too late!

Updated on 11th December 2014 at 9:45 am

The flu season is once again upon us and the practice has vaccinated over 1300 patients to date, however there are still more patients who are at risk of developing complications should they become ill with the flu  and meet the criteria for free influenza vaccination. You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you: […]

Passenger Transport Ambulance Bookings

Updated on 11th December 2014 at 9:25 am

From December 8th 2014 booking patient transport service will change GP practices will no longer book patient transport services ESR Medical will take on the role of booking a Patient Transport Service for patients requiring non-emergency transport To make a transport booking, patients, their family members or their carers will need to dial 0191 650 […]

Antibiotics

Updated on 11th December 2014 at 9:24 am

Antibiotics are not effective for colds and flu which are caused by viruses. Doctors will only prescribe antibiotics if they think that you have a bacterial infection. We are trying to limit our prescribing of antibiotics to help reduce antibiotic resistance. Pick up a self care advice sheet at the surgery or visit www.keepcalmthiswinter.org.uk for tips on keeping  healthy […]