Welcome to South Milford Surgery Online
Welcome to South Milford Surgery Online
From Wednesday 13th August 2014 the surgery will be able to use the Electronic Prescription Service.
If a patient wishes they can nominate a chosen pharmacy and their prescription can be sent electronically from the surgery to the pharmacy so that the patient does not have to come to the surgery to pick it up. This service is available for most patients, however there are certain types of drugs that cannot be ordered in this way and if you are prescribed those items you would continue with the present system.
If you are a patient for whom the surgery dispenses your medication then this would continue without any change. You do not need to change how your medication is ordered and dispensed.
If you would like to use the new system then you need to call into your chosen pharmacy and set up your nomination with them. This should be done at the pharmacy and not at the surgery.
For further information please click Patient Leaflet EPS2
The surgery's annual report for 2014 is available to read below Annual_Practice_Report_March_2014.doc
The action plan agreed with the patient group is available to read below
The patient survey full results are available to read below
We are pleased to announce that Dr Emma Cooper has joined the surgery from May 2014.
Dr Neil Metcalfe has left the surgery to take up a position at Escrick. We wish him all the best for the future. We are currently recruiting for the position but in the meantime Dr Anjum will be working with us a locum GP for all the sessions.
The GP's at the surgery now are; Dr Anne Mackenzie, Dr Steve Lovisetto, Dr Lisa King, Dr Kate Fearnley, Dr Shaun O'Connell, Dr Lizzi Fathers and Dr Emma Cooper.
From January 2014 the partners at South Milford will be taking over as partners at Bramham Medical Centre where Dr Lovisetto has been working for the last two years. He will continue to work there but the other partners won't be working there. There is no intention to merge or join the surgeries and they will continue independently. The senior partner at Bramham is retiring and this will allow the surgery to continue and to provide a service to its patients. There should be no effect on South Milford.
Choose the right NHS treatment for you in North Yorkshire
SELF - CARE
NHS WALK-IN CENTRE
A&E OR 999
Self - care
A range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest. This is the best choices for very minor illnesses and injuries.
NHS 111 is a new service that provides confidential health advice and information by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. You can call 111 when you need urgent medical help but it is not a 999 emergency. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
Your local pharmacist can give you advice on illnesses and the medicines you need to treat them. Visit a pharmacist when you are suffering from a common health problem which does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor.
GP surgeries provide a range of services by appointment, including medical advice, examinations and prescriptions. They also provide an out-of-hours service which you can contact by telephoning your local surgery and following the recorded instructions.
NHS walk-in centre, urgent care centre or minor injuries unit
You do not need an appointment and you will be seen by an experienced nurse or GP. These services give healthcare advice and most are open from early morning until late at night. Visit one of these centres if you need medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E or a medical appointment.
IN AN EMERGENCY
You should only call 999 for an ambulance in a medical emergency when it is obvious that you or another person has a serious or life-threatening illness or injury, such as:
Calling 999 wisely helps to avoid unnecessary pressure on this valuable life- saving service.
So, if you have a minor ailment or injury please consider the variety of other more appropriate healthcare services available to ensure emergency ambulances are not diverted away from those who need them most.
Making your own way to hospital - If you do need hospital treatment, but are not in a life-threatening condition, you can arrive at A&E by getting a lift from friends and family or a taxi. Arriving by ambulance does not necessarily mean you will be seen more quickly.
For contact details of your nearest healthcare facilities (pharmacy, GP's, Walk-in centre and A&E) Click_here.rtf
Or alternatively visit www.nhs.uk
Care data: sharing your information
A modern information system has been developed, which will
make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS England on behalf of the NHS.
The new system will also provide information that will enable the public to hold the NHS to account and ensure that any unacceptable standards of care are identified as quickly as possible. Information will help to:
- find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses
· guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs
of local patients
· support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems
· improve the public’s understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services
· guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients alt="" src="http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Yourchoices/GPchoice/PublishingImages/Tip_C.jpg"> It is important that you read the leaflet Care Data Leaflet so that you understand how information in medical records can be used to improve the way that healthcare is delivered.
If you are happy for your information to be used then you do not need to do anything. But if you have concerns you should talk us.
If you do not want information that identifies you from being shared outside your GP practice, talk to a member of staff at the practice. They will arrange to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your information being used other than where necessary by law, such as in case of a public health emergency. You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care from. However, this will not affect the care you receive.
The practice was established in the area at the turn of last century. Based in South Milford we cover a total of 22 villages, holding branch surgeries in two, at Micklefield and Thorpe Willoughby. The practice team wishes to offer a high standard of care, combining traditional and modern practice. The practice is a non-limited partnership.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
(Site updated 14/08/2014)