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									St Andrews’ News                                   TEXT MESSAGE
                   March 2010                    REMINDER SERVICE
          50 Oakleigh Road North N20 9EX.                        Please ensure that we have
                 Tel: 0208 445 0475                              your up to date mobile number
         www.standrewsmedicalpractice.nhs.uk                     so that we may send you a text
                                                                 reminding you of your
                                                 appointment. PLEASE NOTE – if you have a
                                                 telephone consultation booked, you will still
                                                 receive a text but you do not need to come in.
                                                 ___________________________________

         Happy Easter from                            Saturday Surgery
         all at St Andrews                         We offer an extended hours surgery every
                                                    other Saturday for routine appointments
                                                   only. These appointments are specifically
   Easter Opening Hours:                          designed for patients who work full time or
              Easter Opening Hours:                who have difficulty taking time off during
                  Good Friday – closed           the normal working day. Please note that this
                 Easter Monday – closed                   is not an emergency service.
                    Open as usual on
                    Tuesday 6th April
                                                   Minor Illness Clinic
                                                  Jacqui Hodgson, our nurse practitioner, will
        RECEPTION                                 be seeing patients who attend for emergency
       PLEASE PUT YOUR                             appointments and will be able to prescribe
        PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS IN                  prescriptions where appropriate. She is able
THE BOX IN THE LOBBY. OUR                           to treat all patients over three years old.
RECEPTION AREA IS GETTING JAMMED                   Examples of conditions she is able to treat
WITH PATIENTS WAITING TO HAND IN                 include coughs, colds, urine infections, rashes
THEIR PRESCRIPTION!                                   etc. For helpful information on medical
                                                        conditions try www.patient.co.uk
           CHECK – IN
          OUR SELF SERVICE CHECK IN
          IS STILL NOT BEING USED TO
                                                 Don’t Forget!
                                                 Please put in your prescriptions in plenty of
          ITS FULL POTENTIAL. PLEASE
USE THIS TO CHECK YOURSELF IN FOR                time for the holiday season. PLEASE DO
AN APPOINTMENT. THE ON SCREEN                    NOT EXPECT
INSTRUCTIONS ARE VERY EASY TO USE                PRESCRIPTIONS TO BE
AND THIS FREES UP OUR RECEPTIONISTS              DONE AS YOU WAIT. IT IS
TO ATTEND TO OTHER MATTERS.                      YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO
                                                 ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ADEQUATE
                                                 SUPPLIES OF YOUR MEDICATION.
             Appointments
  Can you please remember to cancel your
 appointment if it is no longer needed so that                 Out of hours
 your appointment is not wasted and can be          If you require Medical Advice when the
          given to someone else.                          surgery is closed please call:-
                                                            NHS Direct 0845 46 47 or
                                                             Barndoc 03000 333 777
            STAFF NEWS!                                     Travel Clinic
        Hello’s and Goodbye’s
                                                   Please do not leave your travel injections until
Dr Bray retired at the end of last year. A         the last minute otherwise you may not be able
message book is still open on Reception if you     to get an appointment.
would like to leave him a farewell message.
                                                   When making an appointment for travel
Goodbye to Julia Baguley who has worked            injections, please ensure you ask to see the
with us for eight years behind the scenes          nurse and NOT the doctor.
keeping your records updated.

We have been joined by two new doctors. Dr                    Travel Shop
Nufar Wetterhahn has joined the practice
permanently and Dr Heather Ward will be            We have mosquito nets, insect repellants, first
with us for a year.                                aid kits, cleaning gels, travel towels and
                                                   chlorine tablets available to buy here in the
We also welcome to Dr Sheena Kent who will         surgery at very competitive prices. Please
be with us until August.                           speak to the nurse to find out prices and stock
                                                   availability.
Dr Leah De Castro will be leaving us at the
beginning of April.

We will soon be welcoming two new                   SUMMARY CARE RECORD
receptionists to the team. Please be patient
while they are in training.                                        If you do not want your
                                                                 clinical data to be put onto
                                                                 the summary care record,
                                                    please complete the form that you will
         ZERO TOLERANCE!                               have received and return it to us.
                                                   For more information about the summary
  Please be patient with our reception staff as
they endeavour to ensure the smooth running
                                                        care records and opt out forms,
  of the practice. We have systems in place to                    please go to:
  ensure that all our patients get the best care         www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
  possible and sometimes it is not feasible for
them to ‘catch a GP between patients’ or ‘get a
          prescription signed quickly’.
                                                                NHS BARNET
                                                     NHS Barnet (formerly Barnet Primary
               CAR PARK                               Care Trust) is currently sending out
 The car park is for disabled or infirm patients   letters to confirm names and addresses of
 only. Please be considerate to local residents      patients. If you receive one and fail to
   when finding a place to park and do not          respond to it, NHS Barnet will presume
        obstruct garages or driveways.              that you no longer reside at the address
                                                   we hold for you and remove you from our
                                                                    patient list.
  A COPY OF THIS NEWSLETTER
  CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM
         OUR WEBSITE
www.standrewsmedicalpractice.nhs.uk

								
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