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Flu Season - Adult flu clinic appointments now available

If you are eligible to receive your flu vaccination through the NHS please contact us on 01952 432568 to book an appointment for this important vaccination. Appointments are also available to book online via Patient Access if you have this facility. Eligibility criteria include all those over 65 by the end of March 2020, those with chronic diseases, pregnant women and carers.

Extended opening hours now available at your GP practice

GP Practices across Telford and Wrekin are participating in the delivery of the national extended hours service, giving our patients access to additional appointments up to 8.00pm and at weekends and bank holidays. Please call or pop in to your GP practice to get more information or to book an appointment with a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional.

Ironbridge Medical Practice would like to welcome Dr Hannah Roman. She is a qualified doctor who is joining our team in order to experience General Practice for the next four months. She is supervised by both Dr Mehta and Dr Eli.

 

GDPR - Data Protection Privacy Notice for Patients

To view a leaflet on how we use your information click here.

To view our privacy notice, which lets you know what happens to any personal data that you give to us or that we have about you, please click here.

**Patient Contact Information*** If your contact details have changed please contact the surgery so that we can ensure we have all the correct information on your records.Change of address form

 Named GP for all patients. From 1st April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. This notice applies to all patients at Ironbridge Medical Practice, including children. Patients over 75 have already been informed of their own GP.

 

Extended Access

NHS PRESCRIPTION ORDERING DIRECT

Ironbridge Medical Practice are pleased to be able to offer a telephone ordering service for patients who want to order prescriptions.  Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) will be available from 1st July 2019 on 01952 580350 - Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.

The NHS Prescription Ordering service (POD) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.  All it takes is a simple phone call which you can make from the comfort of your own home - there's no need to go into  your GP practice or pharmacy.

You'll speak to a fully trained call handler who will be able to discuss your prescription needs.   Meaning, you'll only order the medication that you need, when you need it.  This will help the NHS save money on wasted medicines which can then be used to provide other important services.

Who will you be talking to?  The POD is staffed by dedicated, fully trained prescription clerks and clinical members of the Medicines Management team at the NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group.  They will have access to all your prescription records and immediate access to your GP Practice should the need arise.Your personal information is secure and confidential in line with NHS requirements.

Already use a pharmacy to order your repeat medication?  Your pharmacy will no longer be permitted to order on your behalf.  You will need to phone the POD 7 days before your medication is due to run out.

Your existing arrangements for preparing your prescription does not change.  If you have a current arrangement with a pharmacy to deliver your prescription, this will continue.

Once you have made the telephone call your prescription request will be authorized by your GP practice within 48 hours (2 working days).

Please allow your Pharmacy a minimum of 24 hours (1 working day) to prepare your medicines.

CALL NHS PRESCRIPTION ORDERING DIRECT ON 01952 580350.  LINES ARE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY BETWEEN 8AM AND 6PM.

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Try the new NHS App

 If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

If you already use our online patient access service you can continue to use it.  You can use the NHS App as well. 

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

Sexual Health Services in Telford & Wrekin

The Sexual Health service provides a range of sexual health services to people of all ages in Telford & Wrekin.

There is no need for an appointment as the clinics operate on a ‘walk-in’ basis.

The aim is to raise awareness and prevention of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. They provide advice and access to contraception methods and treatments as well as treatment for STIs.

All consultations and treatments are free and confidential, even if you are under 16.

For more information, clinic venues and times please call

Sexual Health Service Free on: 0300 123 0994

or visit: www.STWsexualhealth.co.uk

Stop Smoking Service

Improve your chances of successfully going smokefree with advice and support from your local Stop Smoking Service.

To find out more information about your local stop smoking service, which offer both support and medication to help you quit,

Call: 01952 382 582

or visit: www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk

NHS Health Checks

Get your Free NHS Health Check in Telford

We are all at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or dementia, but these diseases are preventable.

An NHS Health Check will assess your personal risk of developing one of these conditions, and give you advice and support to reduce your risk.

If you are aged 40 to 74 and you do not suffer from any of these conditions you will be invited by your G.P Practice to attend for an NHS Health Check.

If you do not want to wait for an invitation you can contact your G.P. practice and they will be able to arrange your appointment as long as you are eligible for the check.

For lots of information about what is involved and why you should book your NHS Health Check

Speak to your GP or visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk

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