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
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.
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
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 (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
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