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Next Patient Participating Group Meeting is 12th September 2019 at 1.00pm

Our Appointment System has changed from 2nd July 2018 click here to view

For Patients who are requiring dressings, including suture removals, please contact the surgery and book an appointment with the  practice nursing team, or the  Dressing Hub. Only attend the A & E's for emergencies.  

Privacy Notice

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GP PATIENT SURVEY

Your views can help improve local GP & Health Services - If you receive a questionnaire, please help NHS England by filling it in as soon as possible or visit

https://www.gp-patient.co.uk/ to find out more

Dementia Information

!!Urgent Notice!!

If your child is unwell with a new rash please call the surgery to speak to the duty doctor for advice before coming in. 

Prescriptions

Ordering prescriptions via this website has now changed. For more information and to order your medications please go to the prescriptions tab above. 

Pharmacy First

Did you know with pharmacy first you can get medications free of charge (if eligible) for common symptoms without seeing your GP? Visit the pharmacy first tab under our services section (above) for more information. 

Virtual Patient Grtoup

Our virtual patient group is now live. If you want more information about it and to register to join please visit the Patient Group tab on the right hand side- select the virtual patient group tab, complete the form and return to us.

If you would like to join the patient group meetings which take place in the surgery please leave your name with reception. The next meeting will be held 29th September at 1 pm, new members welcome.

Accessible Information Standard

The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that patients (or their carers) who have a disability or sensory loss receive information they can access and understand. For example in large print, braille or via email.

As part of the Accessible Information Standard we must:

  • Identify patients who may have an additional communication need.
  • Record the patient's need in our clinical GP system.
  • Flag the patient's record to assure additional communication needs are obvious to practice staff;
  • Share this information with other care givers such as social care;
  • Act to ensure our staff can effectively communicate with patients who may have additional communication needs.

Please inform a member of staff in reception if you have any communication support needs- you can call us on 0207 249 5511 or tell a receptionist in person. You need to help us make sure we get things right for you. 

GP Mean Earnings Declaration is available on the website. Click on the latest news to view.

Our CQC Inspection report is now available on the website. Click on latest news to read it!

Baby Clinic Changes

BABY CLINIC IS BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY - please see Baby Clinic under Services Tab for more information

Named Accountable GP for all Patients

From 1st April 2015, all practices are required to inform their patients including children of their named accountable GP, under the new GP contract for 2015/2016. The named GP will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides to you.

If you would like to know who your named GP is please contact reception.

This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

Repeat Prescription

Please allow 48 hours for processing of your repeat prescription once you have dropped it off at the surgery. We do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone to cancel your appointment.

Out of Hours

Please ring 111 if you have any Out of Hours emergencies. Telephone calls to the out of hours service are routinely tape-recorded as a safe-guard for patients and staff alike

 

Prescription statement for Barton House

At Barton House Group Practice, the doctors are committed to providing the best available care to all our patients. When a prescription is considered necessary, the drug we consider to be the most appropriate for the particular patient and condition will be prescribed. Our primary considerations are effectiveness and safety. Whilst we always attempt to prescribe cost-effectively (for example by prescribing drugs where possible by their proper or generic names rather than their brand names), we do not let the cost of a drug dictate our prescribing.

We attempt to keep as up-to-date as possible by reference to the best available medical evidence. We are not influenced by drug company advertising or unsubstantiated claims in the popular press. This is for both your protection and ours: we are held responsible for anything we prescribe. We therefore only prescribe medication that we know enough about and that we have sufficient confidence in.

Our prescribing is overseen by the local City & Hackney Medicines Management Team. The MMT supports the safe, clinically effective, evidence-based, cost efficient, equitable and patient focused use of medicines to enable maximum health gain for City & Hackney residents. They support us in our role as safe, effective and cost efficient prescribers. We are occasionally asked by our hospital colleagues to prescribe new or very specialist medication and in such circumstance we would often seek the guidance of this team to inform our prescribing decisions.

Patients who see a private specialist are expected to pay the full cost of medication prescribed by that specialist. In general, we will be unable to issue an NHS prescription for drugs prescribed by a private doctor, except where we have agreed to, and made, the private referral and where the above criteria for us to prescribe are met. We do not in any case expect our patients to refer themselves to private doctors without prior discussion with ourselves.

None of us are specifically trained in complementary (alternative) medicine. We believe that the criteria for prescribing complementary drugs/remedies should be exactly the same as those for orthodox drugs. We are therefore unable to prescribe these drugs except where they have been suggested by a medically qualified practitioner (or otherwise qualified practitioner whom we have been happy to recommend), and where the practitioner states in writing their willingness to accept clinical responsibility for the drugs in question.

In addition, a lot of medications are available over the counter to buy without a prescription. They are often cheaper to buy this way and due to restrictions put upon us we are no longer able to provide prescriptions for over the counter medications (such as paracetamol, gaviscon etc) except in exceptional circumstances.

Author: Dr Lauren Ward

Date: 7.11.18

 

 
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