DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES OUR EXTENDED SURGERY HOURS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR :
THURSDAY 13/09/2018 and THURSDAY 20/09/2018.
We currently have 11 general practitioners and 2 registrars who are qualified doctors training to become GPs. We also have 3 nurse practitioners who can prescribe most medications and a nursing team.
The practice welcomes new patients. Please call the main number 0191 4772169 to register.
Our practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP
From 1 April 2015, practices are required under the GMS contract, to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. All patients registered at our surgery are allocated to a named GP. Please ask at your appointment or at reception who your named GP is. Should you express a wish for this to be changed to another GP we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.
Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing. We recommend you do continue to see your usual or preferred GP as continuity of care is important.
Changes to Service
Collection of prescriptions
KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL DATA SAFE!
Due to new government legislation (GDPR) we are reviewing our processes for dealing with patient information. From 1 August 2018 you will no longer be able to send a representative to collect your prescription without prior provision of written consent which we will note on your records.
You may wish to sign up to the Electronic Prescription Service which allows electronic transfer of your prescription direct to a pharmacy of your choice.
Please ask at reception who will arrange this for you.
FLU CAMPAIGN 2018
If you or anyone in your household is a patient at Oxford Terrace & Rawling Road Medical Group and eligible for a flu vaccination we strongly recommend you make arrangements to have your vaccination, which will soon be available. If you have already had your flu vaccination, please ignore this invite.
You are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over (including those who will be 65 by March 31st 2019)
- are pregnant (including women who become pregnant during the flu season)
- have a chronic medical condition, e.g heart problems, diabetes, chest conditions, kidney disease, hepatitis, chronic neurological conditions; sickle cell disease, a weak immune system and others;
- are in receipt of a carers allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
If you would like to make a 5 minute appointment to receive your flu vaccination at a time suitable to you, please contact our Reception staff now who will book this – 0191 4772169
ALTERNATIVELY WE WILL BE RUNNING DROP IN FLU CLINICS ON:
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
8am – noon at Oxford Terrace Surgery
SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
8 am – noon at Oxford Terrace Surgery
YOU ARE WELCOME TO DROP IN TO THESE CLINICS IT TAKES 5 MINUTES
Eligible children under the age of 18 WILL NOT be immunised at these Flu Clinics.
Please ring to make a 5 minute appointment for under 18’s with a Practice Nurse available from the beginning of October on 0191 4772169