Welcome to Spring Hill Medical Centre
The practice will be closed from 12.30pm on:
Wednesday 29th Jan 2020 for GP/Nurses training.
THIS NEW DATE HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY THE CCG
If you require a Doctor for a genuine emergency during the hours of 12.30pm to 18.30pm then please call 0300 130 30 40
If you require a Doctor for a genuine emergency during the hours of 18.30pm to 08.00am then please call NHS 111
The practice will re-open as normal on Thursday 30th January 2020 at 08.30am.
APPOINTMENTS BOOKED BY PATIENTS WHO DID NOT TURN UP OR CANCEL THEIR BOOKED APPOINTMENT:
October to January 15th 2020
Book on the day Appointment = 103
Emergencies / urgent appointment to be seen the same day (sit and wait to be seen)= 11
Pre-bookable/ routine appointments = 13
Nurse appointments = 215
Total 341 !!!! WHICH IS EQUIVALENT TO ONE AND A HALF WEEKS OF AM AND PM APPOINTMENTS THAT COULD HAVE BEEN OFFERED TO PATIENTS.
ON LINE PATIENT SERVICES IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE – THIS IS DUE TO OUR CLINICAL PROVIDER SOFTWARE AND NOT THE PRACTICE.
PATIENTS WHO ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH ON LINE ACCESS MUST EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org OR patients can also use the Live Chat feature by going on to the Patient Access website and select 'Contact Support' on the bottom right.
Too Many Hooked On Prescription Drugs
As recently reported by the BBC, a Public Health England review has looked into the use of strong painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping tablets, revealing that they were being used by a quarter of adults every year.
Officials are now saying that such long-term use on such a large scale cannot be justified and is a sign of patients becoming dependent on these drugs.
NHS England has said that they have already made investment in talking therapies and social prescribing (ie exercise classes and arts-based activities) as these may be more appropriate alternatives.
PHE says that patients should not stop taking their drugs and instead they should talk to their GP who will be looking to review the medications prescribed and seeking alternative solutions.
To read the full BBC article please click here.
Notice to Patients- Spring Hill Medical Centre July 2019
Changes to the appointment system- Telephone Triage explained
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WHAT TO DO WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED
When the surgery is closed, from 18.30 (Monday - Friday) please call NHS 111 on the telephone number 111. The surgery is closed on Saturdays and Sundays so if you require medical assistance on the weekend please call 111.
If you have a medical emergency when the surgery is closed (after 18.30 Monday to Friday, and throughout the weekend) please call 999, on the telephone number 999.
Spring Hill Medical Centre is a semi-rural teaching practice,covering Fillongley, Arley, Galley Common and all of the Nuneaton area, with a 10,200 patient list. The practice prides itself on delivering excellent patient care, with continuous focus on quality whilst offering a wide range of enhanced services.
If you do not drive, click here for bus routes which operate for our surgeries.
WE ARE A TEACHING PRACTICE WHICH TAKES STUDENT NURSES ON 10 WEEK PLACEMENTS ALONG SIDE REGISTRAR PLACEMENTS
As of Monday 20th January, we are currently working with local pharmacies on a pilot project called GP-Community Pharmacist Consultation Service
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APPOINTMENTS BOOKED BY PATIENTS WHO DID NOT TURN UP OR CANCEL THEIR BOOKED APPOINTMENT
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Information from the Care Quality Commission
Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.
This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.