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We are moving to electronic prescribing (EPS) in mid October. EPS makes it possible for your prescription to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.  Please click on the EPS link on the right hand side for more information.


Our 2017 flu clinics start on Monday 18th September.  Please click on our 2017-18 flu clinic page on the right hand side of the screen for further information.


No Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines

There is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccines. We do not have any stock of Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccines at present. We are waiting for an update on when we will receive vaccines. The following options are recommended at the present time to get a Hepatitis A or combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccine:


Hearing Aid Battery provision – important changes

From June you will need a battery book to obtain hearing aid batteries. You can get a battery book by:

  • Emailing your name, date of birth and address with the subject of Battery Card to audiology.royalberkshire@nhs.net OR
  • By sending your details to Batteries, Audiology 3, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN OR
  • By collecting one at your next visit to the drop-in repairs or maintenance clinics

Chlamydia

Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at https://chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/

Electronic Patient Records

ONLINE ACCESS/Information Technology (IT)/ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORDS

Sonning Common Health Centre

 

New contractual arrangements came into force on 1st April 2014 requiring GP practices to make available a statement of intent about the following IT developments:

 

1. Referral management Information

2. Online Appointment Booking

3. Online Booking of repeat prescriptions

4. Summary Care Record

5. GP2GP transfers of care records

6. Patient Access to electronic records.

 

Please find below details of the arrangements we have in place for these developments at this practice.

 

Referral management Information 

Practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.

All letters and information that we send to other organisations such as, hospitals, have an NHS number clearly shown.

 

Electronic appointment booking

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

We currently offer booking and cancelling of routine GP appointments/other appointments online. Please ask at reception for more details about how to register for this service.

 

Online booking of repeat prescriptions

Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.

We currently offer the facility for ordering repeat prescriptions online. Please ask at reception for more details.

 

Interoperable records/Summary Care Record

Practices are required to upload changes to a patient’s summary information, at least daily, to the Summary Care record.

Having your Summary Care Record available will help other doctors and nurses treating you away from your regular surgery, without your full medical record.  They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs to which you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity. Click here for more details about the Summary Care Record http://www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk/ (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)

 

We went live with this function in October.  However, if you do not want your medical records to be available in this way please let us know.  You can do this via the ‘opt out form’, available at reception.

 

GP2GP transfers of Care Records

We are required to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.

It is very important that you are registered with a doctor at all times.  If you leave your GP and register with a new one, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded to your new GP via NHS England.  It can take several weeks for paper records to reach the new surgery; with GP2GP, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner. 

GP2GP transfers are already activated at this practice for sending and receiving patient records.

 

Patient access to their electronic GP record

We are required to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other additional details which have been agreed with the patient.

This facility is already available to patients.  Please ask at reception for more details.

We are working with our system supplier and intend to have this facility available to patients by 31st March 2015.



 
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