Welcome to St James Medical Centre (SJMC) Website

                                

 

SJMC  operates an initial Telephone/Video Triage System for all GP appointments. Please see Announcements for more information or Vsit the Appointments page located on the top bar of the website. Please be aware that SJMC is following national guidance, our primary care service aims to keep you safe and reduce the spread of Corona Virus/ infections.
 

 

 

Mission Statement 


SJMC aims to deliver a high standard of care to all of its patients, by delivering a primary care service that is patient centred, holistic in its approach. We are a medical practice that embraces the best clinical standards, the most effective mechanisms for enhancing patient care, that ultimately results in improving the quality of life of all our patients. We will provide our
patients with evidence based medical advice to improve their health outcomes. 




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FLU CLINICS/VACCINE

 

We have been informed that our flu vaccine delivery is delayed and that our expected delivery date of 20th September may be pushed back by 1 or 2 weeks. It seems that this is the case for a number of practices nationwide. It is possible therefore, that some of our clinics will need to be re-arranged. We will aim to contact affected patients as soon as we have any information regarding new clinic dates. Sincere apologies for the disruption and uncertainty.

 
 

From March 2021 Our telephone calls to and from the practice may be recorded for training purposes

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COVID VACCINATION CERTIFICATES 

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see the Gov.uk website for further information. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. The NHS app can be downloaded from Play store or Apple store. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
 

Corona Virus : High Risk Patients


Please Visit the Corona Virus page in the More information section of the website
 

COVD restricitions


We appreciate the Government has decided to relax the law around face masks and social distancing .However we should continue to protect ourselves and those around us, particularly our vulnerable patients and our health care staff. Not everyone can have a vaccine. We want to avoid staff becoming infected as this could have an adverse impact on the service we provide to our patients.
We would ask all our patients to exercise caution and play their part in continuing to wear face masks, socially distance and comply with notices and directions when attending SJMC for any treatment.


IF YOU ARE INVITED TO PRACTICE FOR A FACE TO FACE CONSULTATION PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING. 



 

 

 

 


Medicine Supply Issues


We have been advised via local pharmacies that there are supply or manufacturing issues on a number of medicines.  This situation is beyond our control and is likely to result in some disruption to patients but we are working to keep this to a minimum. 

 

Extended Hours


The practice is trialling extended hours and will be offering some appointments between 7am and 8am.  These can be booked in the usual way.

 

 

GDPR 

This practice holds medical records containing data which is strictly confidential. We as a practice will comply with this new piece of EU regulation which comes into effect on the 25th May 2018. This has been designed to update existing data protection legislation. Its main aim is to unify data privacy and security. The GDPR regulations ensure that we as a practice keep and maintain up-to-date records of the data flows from our practice to healthcare professionals involved in your healthcare. Please be assured that we will continue to actively request consent from you on all occasions where others request access to your clinical record. We have robust data protection policies and procedures in place. Please go to the More Information section and click on the downloads where you will find the 'privacy notices' for patients in this section of the practice website.  We will no longer charge patients for access to medical records (save in exceptional circumstances). The designated Data Protection Officer at the practice is Dr N khwaja.

 

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 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Service

 

Patients can request online access to records to make appointments, order prescription and view coded terms, allergies and immunisation within the record. 

Please ask at reception for more information and an application form.

 


Repeat Prescriptions

Opening Times

Open Monday to Friday 8.00am - 6.30pmClinic/Consultation Times available from 8am to 5.30pm
 


How to Register?

 

          

Announcements

Change to the appointment system from 25/10/2021
In response to feedback, we plan to change our appointment system for GPs. Patients will still be asked the reason for consultation ...
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Changes to repeat prescriptions
Changes to repeat prescription requests From 15/10/2021 we will accept repeat prescription requests dropped off in practice.  Written requests ...
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Increase in telephone contact
We have noted a marked increase in incoming telephone calls and many of these are because patients are unable to get through to other organisations suc ...
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