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Patient Online Services - book appointments and re- order your medication online now. Go to the link on the right "Online Services" for more information.

CONNECT CARE

Connect Care is now live at this surgery. This will enable authorised staff to view important information about you. For more information visit www.lewishamandgreenwich.nhs.uk/connectcare. You can also opt out of having a Connect Care record via this website or call 020 8836 4592.

 Do you have a smartphone or android phone? If so you can now go online via the new MY GP APP and book appointments. Go to your APP STORE and register now

The NHS Friends and Family Test

Access to your medical records. You can now apply to access your medical records online. To do this you will first need to be registered for Patient Online Services. Apply at reception by completing a request form.

If you are contacting the practice to book an appointment, please complete an online consultation (or eConsult), you can do this by visiting our website

If you do not have access to the internet or are unable to complete the eConsult, please call the Bexley eConsult line to book a call back and a member of the team will complete the eConsult over the telephone with you.  You can reach the Bexley eConsult team on 020 8269 3406.  Lines are open from 8.15am until 5.30pm – Monday to Friday.

 

Morning, evening, and Saturday appointments

We want to make it easier for you to get an appointment at our surgery. In addition to our normal opening hours, we also offer appointments in the morning, evenings and on Saturdays.You will be offered a face to face appointment, but your appointment may also take place by phone or video. We are working with our neighbouring GP surgeries to offer these additional appointments, you may be offered an appointment from one of these other surgeries. Our surgery is part of a small group of surgeries called a Primary Care Network and we work together in a number of ways. Our neighbouring GP surgeries in the Primary Care Network are:

The Westwood Surgery

Bellegrove Surgery

Welling Medical Centre

Bexley Group Practice

To book an appointment

Contact us in the usual way (by phone or online) to make an appointment.

If the practice is closed and you are calling to change or cancel your evening or

Saturday clinic appointment, please call 0208 103 4506.

Alternatively, if you need any support, please contact NHS 111 online

(www.111.nhs.uk) or by calling 111 if you do not have access to online services.

Please be sure to read our privacy notice in respect of your personal data - Privacy Notice

PLEASE NOTE

THE PRACTICE

WILL BE CLOSED

ON 13TH OCTOBER

BETWEEN 1PM AND 5PM

FOR STAFF TRAINING

Are you enquiring about the Polio vaccine for your under 10year old? Please follow this link for all the info you need: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyYWNtM32MA  

PLEASE WEAR

A MASK

IF YOU HAVE ANY

RESPIRATORY

ISSUES

SUCH AS

A COUGH OR COLD

Extra polio vaccine dose for children in London

Children aged 1 to 9 years old in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine. For some children this may be an extra dose on top of their routine vaccinations. In other children it may bring them up to date with their routine vaccinations.

Why is this happening now?

There are signs the virus may be spreading in London and the number of children vaccinated in London is lower than it should be. Boosting immunity in children should help protect them and reduce the risk of the virus continuing to spread.

Will my child be offered a vaccine?   How do I find out more?

If your child is eligible for an extra dose, we will contact you to ask you to book an appointment for the vaccine.

Find out more about the polio booster campaign on GOV.UK


Would you like to provide feedback on how we performed and if we could have done any better? Please click this link to complete a 2 question survey - https://forms.gle/mMWNKwv4aKJoobNL9

Thank you - Dr. Davies & Partner

BEXLEY MSK SELF REFERRAL 

BEXLEY MSK SERVICE

Welcome to Dr. Davies & Partner

Please do not email or call the surgery about your Covid vaccination. we will be in touch in due course. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL US, WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

 

Please be aware that messages sent to this email address are read at 09:30, 12:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday, but only requests vetted and deemed urgent by the Practice will be extracted and processed after 16:00

 

You can now request repeat prescriptions and view your medical record online by registering with the NHS App or Online Patient Services. Please also visit the surgery website: www.drdavies&partner.co.uk for eConsultations.

DO NOT USE EMAIL FOR SEEKING URGENT MEDICAL ADVICE FROM A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.

Please do not request home visits or appointments via email. You will need to call the Surgery on 01322 449327. Requests of this nature received via email will not be responded to. For home visits please call the surgery on 013222 449327 and press option 3 before 11:00

Prescription requests take a minimum of 48 working hours to be processed. Some requests need will to be reviewed by a GP before they can be issued and may take longer to process. We will endeavour to deal with any urgent prescription requests on the same day. Unfortunately, we cannot email patients to confirm that their prescriptions has been processed.

Fit Notes (Sick Certificates) take 48 hours to be processed. Please request these via eConsult. Employees only need a sick certificate from a Doctor after being off sick for more than 7 days. It is therefore Practice policy not to provide patients with a certificate for any period of less than 8 days. We are  also unable to issue an extension before the end date current certificate. There is no longer any requirement for doctors to provide notes stating that their patient is fully fit for work. It is up to the employer to decide whether you are fit to carry out your role.

From 1 July 2022, legislative change has enabled a wider range of healthcare professionals to certify fit notes. The healthcare professionals who can now certify fit notes in addition to doctors are nurses, occupational therapists, pharmacists and physiotherapists.

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP MEETING IS BEING HELD AT THE PRACTICE ON THE 6th OF OCTOBER 12:00 TO 13:30PM - NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME

econsult

Using EConsult at the weekends

If you require support over the weekend (including bank holidays) you can still use the EConsult service for self-help and pharmacy advice regarding your condition. 

if you have a medical problem and you're not sure what to do, please use the 111 online service which you can access here - NHS 111 online

As always for immediate emergencies, call 999.

ON LINE SERVICES

If you need support to complete an online consultation.

Please call the surgery, The online consultation will be reviewed and then we will contact you with advice for next steps, which may include a telephone appointment with a clinician or possibly a face to face appointment.

  PLEASE USE NHS 111 WEBSITE FOR ONLINE ADVICE AND HELP

The 2022/2023 Flu clinics & COVID clinics are coming up in October.

You will be contacted by the surgery when you are eligible. Please do not contact the surgery to book. 

 You can book a COVID vaccination NOW via the National Booking System if you require:

1st and 2nd doses for people aged 5 years old and over

boosters for people aged 16 years old and over, plus at-risk children aged 12 to 15 years old

spring boosters for people aged 75 years old and over, plus people aged 12 years old and over with a weakened immune system

additional primary doses for people with a severely weakened immune system aged 5 years old and over

Please go to the link below to book on the National Booking System.
If you have any difficulties please call the Bexley Health Neighbourhood Care
Admin Team who will be happy to help on 0208 269 3419

All GP Practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

 All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Dr Davies & Partner in the last financial year was £82,168 before tax and National Insurance.

This is for 3 part time GP's who worked in the practice for more than six months.”

MIND

https://youtu.be/dIJC95Q25oA

We would also like to remind you of our Monthly Group for SMI Clients and Carers that runs every second Wednesday of the month.

The Digital Skills Training program is also up and running and provides face-to-face digital skills training for patients. This can include help setting up an email account, booking an e-consult appointment or ordering prescriptions online.

You can refer in to both via Mind in Bexley’s Recovery College.

The Learning Disability Register

A short film about the Learning Disability Register. Liam explains what it is, and why it is important. 

https://youtu.be/XfxV6icXejg

The Learning Disability Register

A short film about the Learning Disability Register, what it is, and why it is important

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A Date to Remember: The day has arrived, and Sarah gets ready for her health check. She reminds us not to be too busy to look after our health and not to be worried or frightened to go to our annual health check.

https://youtu.be/xcUv__fkuqI

A Date to Remember

The day has arrived for my health check. Were never too busy to look after our health

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The Community Pharmacy:  In this short film Blanche visits her local pharmacy to find out what they do and why it should be the first place we go to get health support and advice if it is not a health emergency. 

 

https://youtu.be/jjqWJ4K0hmE

Community Pharmacy

A visit to the local pharmacy to find out what they do and why it should be the first place we go to get advice if it's not a health emergency

youtu.be

     YOUR DATA MATTERS TO THE NHS – NATIONAL DATA OPT-OUT-

 

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

To find out more visit: https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

For more information about your data rights please visit the Your Data Matters campaign at ico.org.uk

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

How your data is used – Your health and care information is used to

  • Improve your individual care.
  • It is also used to help us research new treatments,
  • Decide where to put GP clinics and plan for the number of doctors and nurses in your local hospital.

Wherever possible we try to use

  • Data that does not identify you, but sometimes it is necessary to use your confidential patient information.

What is confidential patient information?

Confidential patient information identifies you and says something about your health, care or treatment. You would expect this information to be kept private.

Information that only identifies you, like your name and address, is not considered confidential patient information and may still be used:

For example,

  • To contact you if your GP practice is merging with another.

Who can use your confidential patient information for research and planning?

  • It is used by the NHS, local authorities,
  • University and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.

Making your data opt-out choice

You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used: for example:

During an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.

Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?

No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care.

Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.

What should you do next?

You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used.

If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.

You can change your choice at any time.

To find out more or to make your choice https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

or call 0300 303 5678

Bexley Stop Smoking Service is available to anyone who wants to stop smoking and who has a Bexley GP. They provide free, friendly and effective practical support as well as offering the full range of evidence-based smoking cessation medications. They also advise on vaping and can direct you to local Vape Shops.

For more information visit www.smokefreebexley.co.uk or call them on 0800 783 2514

Please visit Our Healthier SEL Privacy -  

https://www.ourhealthiersel.nhs.uk/privacy-notice.htm

Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available

All patients registered with a Bexley GP (or resident in Bexley but have yet to register with a Bexley GP Practice) can now book an appointment to see a GP on weekday evenings (between 6.30pm – 8.00pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays 08.00-20.00).

Appointments will take place at either Erith Hospital, Main Entrance Park Crescent, Erith DA8 3EE or Queen Mary’s Hospital, B Block, Frognal Avenue, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6LT.

Booking is easy - patients should contact their own GP Practice in the usual way during normal operating hours, and ask for a weekday evening or weekend appointment. To book after the GP has closed, call 111.

To Cancel an appointment if your GP Practice is closed - Call:

0208 269 4120 for appointments booked at Queen Mary's Hospital

01322 356150 for appointments booked at Erith Hospital

By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess

GP ONLINE SERVICES

 To find out about Online Services, click on the banner above. Or click HERE to register now.

You can now book your doctors appointment on line and order repeat prescriptions visit www.patient-services.co.uk/

ou will need to register for this service at reception and obtain a token advising of your first login details. You can also request access to your journal online by application at reception. If you have any questions ar queries regarding your medical journal and entries within it, you should make an appointment to see or speak with a clinician. Please do not ask reception as they are not qualified to answer such questions.

Or for smartphones and androids you can now download the MY GP APP - see online services for more details.

 

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Access

A ramp and double doors are provided at the entrance to the surgery for ease of access. If you require any assistance please ask at reception. The patient toilet  allows for a wheelchair and has disabled facilities.

 

(Site updated 30/09/2022)
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