Please note as from 1st March all our GP appointments will be available to be booked online. Nurse appointments will still need to be made via the usual route ie telephone, over reception.
It is estimated that between 1-2% of the Greater Huddersfield prescribing budget (£350-£700k per year) is wasted due to poor repeat prescription ordering systems. This has increased by 3.5% on last year. In an effort to reduce this wastage, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group has asked practices to implement a medicines waste reduction plan.
With effect from 1st April 2017 there are going to be significant changes to the way you order your prescriptions. In an effort to REDUCE our medicines wastage the practice will no longer allow Third Parties (local chemists or supermarket chains) to order your prescription for you unless there is a specific need agreed between yourself and the doctors. Third Parties have been advised of these changes and will redirect you back to the surgery if you request them to order on your behalf.
In addition, we are being pressured by NHS England to increase the usage of online ordering of medications and therefore with effect from the same date we will no longer be providing the facility to leave a telephone message to order your prescription. The only ways in which you can request medication will be either ordering online through our web-site (for which you will need to register by providing formal identification) or by bringing the right hand side of your prescription to the surgery. This can be handed over the reception desk OR left in the box provided just inside the surgery doorway.
We appreciate this may lead to some inconvenience and apologise in advance but we are under immense pressure to reduce our medicines wastage and become more efficient and reliant on the technology widely available.
Thank you for your co-operation and understand in this matter.
Dr R Ali
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Use your NHS wisely…..
KNOW YOUR NHS AND WHAT IT COSTS:
Calling an Ambulance: £247.00
Stepping into A & E: £124
Stepping into your GP Surgery: £32.00
A call to NHS Direct: £16.00
A click on NHS Choices Website: £0.46
The NHS is free at the point of contact for everyone and we need to keep it that way. We need to keep it publicly owned, publicly run, free at the point of contact and run as a service for people not profit.
Please use your NHS Services wisely
Please view our CQC report on our 'survey report' page. We are extremely pleased with the inspectors report which confirms all the good work we are doing to make our service the best possible!
New local rate number!! 01484 451188 *** Please use this number immediately***
EPS enables prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
What does this mean for you?
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
If you would like to take advantage of this new and convenient service please contact our reception desk and advise them of your nominated pharmacy.
My Health Tools
About My Health Tools
My Health Tools has been developed for people with the above long-term conditions living in Kirklees. It is designed to take you on a guided journey to identify your personal health needs. This includes enabling you to self-assess, self-manage and self-monitor your long-term condition. My Health Tools supports you to gain access to a range of services, tools, resources and knowledge to help you better manage your long-term condition to improve your health and wellbeing.
**Breaking News*** In line with NHSE guidance we will shortly be changing our 0844 telephone number. Further details will follow on the timescales expected and the new telephone number to use to access our facilities for the queuing system and for leaving messages in regards to prescription requests.
The Accessible Information Standard – known officially as SCCI1605 Accessible Information – is a new ‘information standard’ for implementation by all organisations that provide NHS or adult social care.
Compliance with information standards of this type is a mandatory requirement, including for NHS Trusts and GP practices. This is set out in section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act.
The Accessible Information Standard aims to ensure that people who have a disability or sensory loss receive information that they can access and understand, for example in large print, braille or via email, and professional communication support if they need it, for example from a British Sign Language interpreter.
The Standard requires organisations that provide NHS or adult social care to:
Ask people if they have any information or communication needs, and find out how to meet their needs
Record those needs clearly and in a set way
Highlight or flag the person’s file or notes so it is clear that they have information or communication needs and how to meet those needs
Share people’s information and communication needs with other providers of NHS and adult social care, when they have consent or permission to do so
Take steps to ensure that people receive information which they can access and understand, and receive communication support if they need it
The Junction Surgery confirms its Full compliance with the Standard as required by 31 July 2016. Should you require any information in a different format please contact the surgery.
YOU CAN NOW USE OUR SELF CHECK-IN SCREEN TO LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FEEDBACK!!
Welcome to The Junction Surgery
The Junction Prescription Service is up and running!
Hundreds of patients are taking the opportunity to make life easier....If you struggle to order and collect your repeat prescriptions, why dont you let us take the stress out of remembering to order and collect your repeat prescriptions by signing up for The Junction Surgery Prescription Service;
Order your repeat prescription medicines either by telephone, website, or mobile app, 24-hrs a day.
If you prefer, a reminder can be sent when your repeat prescription request is due.
You will not need to visit the surgery or go to a pharmacy for your authorised medicines.
Your prescription medicine will be delivered to any convenient UK address. This free delivery could be to home, work or a carer’s address for example.
- You can discuss your medication with a pharmacist or ask for advice by phone or email.
This service is an additional choice to, and is independent of the existing local pharmacies. All repeat prescription services provided by these existing local pharmacies continue to be available for you to use.
Named GP. As from 1st April 2015 all patients will have an allocated GP. Please ask reception for your allocated GP
PLEASE NOTE...Due to the increasing demand it is with regret that we have to advise that we are no longer able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone unless they are left on the automated system (Option 2) . We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
RECOGNISING GOOD SERVICE..
We are pleased to announce that we have implement a new staff reward scheme to incentivise staff to give the best possible service to our patients. Staff can be nominated by colleagues and patients by completing a nomination form stating why they are being nominated. We believe our staff do a tremendous job and would really like to see them being rewarded for it so if you think someone has gone that 'extra mile' for you then please don't hesitate to nominate them! The scheme will only be successful if we patients engage with us. We will be keeping a close eye on our staff so we can nominate too!
We are pleased to inform you that we have implemented electronic prescribing for all our patients on repeat medications.
If you would like to register to try this service please pick up a leaflet at reception or go online and register.
We are now providing extended hours, with a late evening surgery on a Monday and early morning surgery on a Wednesday. These appointments can be pre-booked either on-line or by calling the surgery.
The Friends and Family Test is coming to a GP surgery near you!
See what it means for The Junction Surgery.
You may be aware that from April 2015 all practices are required to provide all their patients over the age of 75 with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them. All patients will be advised of their named GP either by a message on their repeat prescription slip, in consultation or by letter. See link below for more details.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE JUNCTION SURGERY