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DID YOU KNOW:

  • You can request your repeat prescriptions online and even get it straight from your nominated pharmacy. No paper, no visit to surgery! It will be faster for you to get your medication, no paper included so save some trees, and might release a bit of our staff time. 
  • You can book appointments online!

Appointments:
These can be made ONLINE (NEW), at the desk or by telephone. We offer appointments 48 hours and 1 week ahead of the appointment date. The appointments are released at 8.30am each day for morning appointments and at 2.00pm each day for afternoon appointments.

For Out of Hours click on link below:

Out of Hours - Contact 111 NHS Direct

You can request your repeat prescription online and get it from your nominated pharmacy.

 

Latest News

Living Well and Preventing Falls Education Programme

Did you know that if you are aged 65 or over you have a 30% risk of falling over the next 12 months?

Come to our educational group meeting that will cover Health and Lifestyle changes that can reduce the risk of falling and improve your health and wellbeing.

Please click on the link below for further information

Falls Flyer

There will be a meeting of the Practice Patient Participation Group on Tuesday 18th June at 19.00.  Please contact Reception for further details

In this years national GP patient survey we scored at or above national average on every aspect that was looked at. https://gp-patient.co.uk/practices/E82049

Now every patient in our surgery has a NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP

What is the named GP requirement?

This is a contractual requirement and builds on the 2014-2015 agreement to provide a named and accountable GP for over 75s. The named GP requirement has now been extended to all patients. By 31 March 2016 all practices will need to include on their website reference to the fact that all patients, including children have been allocated a named, accountable GP.

Will practices have to write to patients to tell them their named GP?

There is no requirement to write to any patients regarding their named GP. Practices are required to inform patients of their named GP at the next appropriate interaction and it is for practices to decide what is appropriate.

If you don't know who is your named GP, please ask from reception. If you want to change your named GP, please ask reception staff. Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the Practice of your choosing.

Baldwins Lane Surgery is now Research Active

We are taking part in high-quality clinical research, which helps to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.

You might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Taking part is voluntary, and can be a rewarding experience.

New health data has been added to the surgery website, take a look at "Self Help"
We are part of Electronic Prescription System (EPS), 

This makes life easier. You can order your prescription online, it will be electronically signed by a doctor and again, electronically will be sent to the pharmacy you have nominated. Basically you order your repeat or requests online, in 48 hours you can collect it from your pharmacy. 

We are proud to be a member of Watford Extended Access.

As part of a group of GP Practices working together as a GP Federation, Baldwins Lane Surgery provides access to weekday evening and weekend appointments in the Watford Extended Access (WEA) service, which is managed by Direct Local Health Ltd. Our patients can now make an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings, Saturdays 9am - 1pm and 3pm - 7pm, and Sundays 9am - 1pm; to see a Nurse on Saturdays 9am - 1pm and to have blood tests with a Phlebotomist on Saturdays and Sundays. Please ask the receptionist for further details on how to book an appointment. During these appointments your health record may be accessed and viewed by clinical staff other than your GP or a GP at your practice.  Please be assured that your confidentially will be maintained; for the service's full Privacy Statement please see 'Patient Information' at www.dlhealth.co.uk."

 CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS

From 1st September 2014 there will be some changes to our extended hours provision. This is to enable a wider variety of appointments aimed at those who can not make normal surgery hours.

 

Monday 6.30-8.00pm monthly Dr Foreman. Standard appointments including diabetic checks for those unable to make normal surgery hours.

Tuesday 6.30-7pm 3/4 weeks, Dr Amini. Standard appointments aimed at those unable to make normal surgery hours

Wednesday 7.30-8AM 3/4 weeks Dr Dyer. Standard appointments including diabetic and COPD checks for those unable to make normal surgery hours.

Wednesday 6.30-7pm weekly. Dr Aurora. Standard appointments aimed at those unable to make normal surgery hours.
 
Wednesday 6:30-7pm weekly. HCA appointments: suitable for NHS health checks, carer's checks, minor dressings, blood pressure checks. Not suitable for blood tests.
 
 

This year's patient survey results have been uploaded

CARE DATA: Please read the article about the new care data extraction. Currently there may be a delay in rolling this out until 2015

Our latest CQC review in 2015 was reported as GOOD

please see full report: CQC 

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