Friday, 21 August 2015

IMPORTANT News - A Major System Update

Every once in a while a system needs a major upgrade, and General Practice is no different.
For a two week period at the end of October/beginning of November the surgery will be moving to a brand new clinical system, EMIS Web. This represents a major upheaval at the practice during which time all operations of the surgery will be affected.
What will change?
Our clinical records system
Our appointment management system
Our prescription management system
Our online service provider

Please read our website to find out how the changes will effect you and how help us to minimise the disruption that may occur.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

SMS reminder service due to end in September

We regret to inform our patients that the SMS reminder service provided to the Surgery by the NHS will be ending at the end of September 2015.

This is because the service will no longer be funded centrally.

At this point in time we are unsure if local commissioners will have the funds to replace the service.

Saturday, 25 July 2015

We are now Booking Flu Clinic Appointments!

Yep, its that time of year once again! The appointment books are open for this year's flu vaccination clinics.

The dates we have announced so far are:

Saturday 19th September, Waterfront Surgery 8.30am - 12pm
Thursday 1st October, Waterfront Surgery 7pm - 9pm
Saturday 10th October, Hythe & Dibden Parish Hall, West Street 8am - 1pm

To book your appointment please ring the surgery on 023 80841841.

All vaccinations are carried out in a safe environment with a doctor present at all times. The safest place to have your flu vaccination is always with our team. Book now and add the date to your diary!

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Electronic Prescription Service - Have you signed up?

Do you have repeat prescriptions?
Fed up of collecting the paper prescription and taking it to the chemist and waiting for it to be prepared?

You can now have your prescription transmitted electronically straight to a chemist of your choosing, near your home, work or wherever is convienient.

For details see our website's prescription page.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Saturday blood tests at Waterfront Surgery

Did you know that from 1st August the Surgery will be open every Saturday for blood tests?
Full details of the blood test and x-ray services available locally can be found on our website here.

Monday, 6 July 2015

SMS Alerts not working properly

This is to notify patients that since the NHS swapped suppliers for its SMS alerting service (the service we use to remind you of your appointment) it has been a little bit unreliable. We apologise but it is out of our hands!
For those that are interested the NHS moved from Vodafone to EE!

If you aren't signed up for alerts then let us have your mobile number. Click here