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MONTPELIER SURGERY REGRETS THAT IT IS NOT AT PRESENT ABLE TO REGISTER NEW PATIENTS.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature or
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home • your condition gets worse • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
Please note that the surgery will be OPEN on Good Friday 10th April and Bank Holiday Monday 13th April .
The surgery will NOT BE OPEN on Saturday 11th April and Sunday 12th April.
If you require medical attention dial NHS 111 or in an emergency dial 999
General Data Protection Regulation May 2018
From the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into effect. These regulations determine how we manage your data:
- This practice handles medical records in-line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.
- We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.
- In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.
- We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.
- You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.
- You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.
- You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.
- You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. Please see the practice privacy notice on the website or speak to a member of staff for more information about your rights.
For more information ask at reception for a leaflet OR visit GDPR Page
Data Provision Notice
This leaflet explains how and why clinical data is shared to help improve the provision of care for patients.
Pregnancy Medication Information
If you are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant and are taking any medication it is important to contact the practice for advice on whether to continue.
Minor Health Concerns and Medicine Advice
Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. But if you think you or your family member are more seriously ill, then a GP or hospital may be more appropriate.
If you are prescribed an anticoagulant (a blood-thinning medicine) or a medicine to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure for the first time, you can get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).
For more information on the services that Pharmacies can provide click here
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Electronic Prescription Service
This surgery is now using the Electronic Prescription Service to issue prescriptions for those patients that have nominated a pharmacy. To use this service let us know your nominated pharmacy.
Email request for information
Montpelier surgery does not accept email requests for clinical information or advice. If you need advice contact the surgery directly and book an appointment. If you require a copy of clinical information then you need to provide a written request.
Care Quality Commission Report
We have now had our CQC inspection report and this surgery has been rated as GOOD
DUE TO THE RETIREMENT OF DR JESSICA CRAMP ON 31.10.2019 WE HAVE APPLIED TO THE CQC TO CHANGE THE REGISTERED MANAGER TO DR THOMAS GAYTON.
People born after 2-September 1942 who are in their 70's and have not already been vaccinated against Shingles may be eligible for a free Shingles vaccination. To check if you are eligible download this Shingles Eligibility Calculator and enter your date of birth
Due to an increase in the number of wasted appointments through patients failing to attend appointments without informing the the surgery, it has become necessary to implement a new did not attend (DNA) policy, click here for more information.
In March 36 appointments were wasted due to patients not attending their appointment.
Montpelier Surgery has now launched a newsletter which can be found here : Spring 2018 Newsletter
National Diabetes Audit
The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is the one of the largest annual clinical audits in the world, integrating data from both primary and secondary care sources, making it the most comprehensive audit of its kind more information can be found in this leaflet: NDA_17_Hosp_Poster_v4.pdf
- Periodically the surgery will close so that staff have dedicated time to receive mandatory training sessions. During these sessions the surgery will not be contactable by phone, be able to receive prescription requests, hand out prescriptions or be available for patients to call in, please see the following dates when the surgery will close at 12.30pm until 8.00am the following day:
This will be updated as soon as dates are received from Brighton and Hove CCG
If you require medical attention during these times please dial 111. For emergencies ring 999.
(Site updated 01/04/2020)