If you are unwell and need medical advice, have been to China or in contact with someone who has been to China in the last 21 days, please do not come to the surgery. PLEASE CALL 111 WHO WILL BE ABLE TO ADVISE YOU.
Dr Foreman is retiring at the end of February 2020. Dr Foreman has been a GP Partner at the practice for over 20 years, been a huge asset to the practice and will be greatly missed by both patients and the Baldwins Lane Team.
We are recruiting for a new partner. In the meantime the Partners and regular locums will cover Dr Foreman's sessions.
UPDATED STATEMENT OF PURPOSE!
Please find our latest Statement of Purpose here SOP
Baldwins Lane Surgery is now part of the
Grand Union Primary Care Network (GUPCN).
The GUPCN is a group of surgeries that work together, to share resources and skill sets to deliver healthcare to their patients at scale. The GUPCN also employs healthcare professionals to work across the GUPCN.
The surgeries in the GUPCN are Baldwins Lane Surgery,
New Road Surgery, Garston Medical Centre and Bridgewater Surgeries.
Projects we have done so far include:
Falls Clinic and education sessions, Cardiac Prehab education event and employed a Clinical Pharmacist!
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
There has been 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 7:30-8:00am 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: