Telephone /Video Triage System

28-Apr-2020

SJMC operates a telephone/video triage system, please see the Apoointments section of the website. 

COVID 19 Privacy Notice

24-Apr-2020

A Covid 19 Privacy notice has been published for the practice.  Please the downloads section. 

How does the GP triage system work?

29-Apr-2020

Requests for face to face appointments with our GPs with are now determined by a GP Telephone/Video Triage System. Please go to the Appointments section of the website, located at the top of the page. This is further information regarding appointments and the measures we have taken to limit the spread of Corona Virus.

In terms of what happens? 

Any patient requiring appointments must contact the surgery on 01706 213060 and provide us with a telephone number where you can be contacted, you must outline the nature if your illness, name, contact number and date of birth to reception staff.  

The doctor will take this information from the reception staff and determine if you need an appointment, and will tell you if you are to come to the surgery.  PLEASE DO NOT COME TO SJMC UNLESS YOU ARE GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT BY A MEMBER OF THE CLINICAL TEAM. 

We will aim to respond to your call according to a strict triage service that places clinical need above the sequence of call timings.  This is similar to triage in Accident and Emergency, so please be patient.  

Nurse Chronice Disease Management, Vaccines and Blood Test appointments

Please only attend the surgery if you are requested to do so by a nurse. You must be fit enough to attend the surgery and do not have any respiratory symptoms.  Please contact the surgery if you do have respiratory symptoms. Practice nurses can conduct chronic health disease reviews remotley. 

DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE TRAVELLED TO A HIGH RISK COUNTRY IN THE LAST 14 DAYS. Follow this link for more information. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
 

Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines

29-Apr-2020
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for medication that can be bought over the counter for a range of short term medications.  Instead over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in the community.

Pharmacy staff can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns. Please click on the following web link. It will give you up to date guidance :https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/why-cant-i-get-prescription-over-counter-medicine/

Training Practice

02-Apr-2019
We are proud to have been accredited as a training practice in partnership with the North West Deanery.  The doctors placed with us are fully qualified and undergoing specialist training.  They will be fully supervised at all times by a GP in the practice.  Your support is appreciated as these doctors have the opportunity to learn and experience what they need to become the doctors that we will rely on in the future. 

Parkrun Practice

17-Oct-2018
We are now a park run practice linked with Townley Park park run.

People are invited to run jog or walk friendly 5k events, held on Saturdays or get involved volunteering with parkrun.  There is no charge to run

For more information visit parkrun.org.uk 

Patient Participation Group

01-May-2018
The practice is looking to recruit patients to join our virtual Patient Participation Group and give opinions to help shape the practice in the future. An e-mail address is required. Please ask at reception for more details

Text contacts

01-Jun-2018


The practice has plans to make greater use of text messaging to contact patients to issue appointment reminders, request data etc.  Please ensure that we have your up to date contact details including mobile numbers.

Announcements

Telephone /Video Triage System
SJMC operates a telephone/video triage system, please see the Apoointments section of the website. 
COVID 19 Privacy Notice
A Covid 19 Privacy notice has been published for the practice.  Please the downloads section. 
Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for medication that can be bought over the counter for a range of s ...
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