Welcome to Highbridge Medical Centre
Here you will find all the information you need about Highbridge Medical Centre and the services that we provide.
Thursday Sit And Wait Blood Clinic
Upon review it is with regreat that we are no longer going to be able to offer this sit and wait blood service with immediate effect. Please see or speak to reception to book an allocated time slot to have your bloods taken on a day/time suitable for you (subject to avalibilty).
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Updated-17th August 2015
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Have your chance to win a brand new Mulberry handbag for just £5.00!!
Highbridge Medical Centre continues to raise money for Headway, a charity that helps people who suffer or have suffered with brain injuries. We are holding a raffle for this beautiful handbag, so for just £5.00 a ticket you could be in with a chance of being the new owner of this wonderful new handbag.
It has come directly from the Mulberry factory and could be coming home with YOU!!
Come into the surgery reception for more details or to purhcase a ticket.
(2nd+ 3rd prizes are avaliable)
Draw date - Wednesday 26th August @ 12.00pm - winners will be contacted directly and winning numbers will be displayed on the website. - Postponed until Wednesday 9th September 2015.
Access to clinical records
Patients will be pleased to know that, in line with Government guidelines, we are now able to offer patients access to their clinical records. At present this is limited to lists of medications, allergy information and any other information as discussed and agreed with your GP. For more information please see Using EMIS Access (access to your clinical records).
Petition to save General Practice - England
The Royal College of General Practitioners are leading a campaign to back general practice. Despite carrying out 90% of all NHS patient contacts, general practice only receives 8.39% of the NHS budget in the UK — an historic low. By 2017, this is projected to plunge to just 7.29%. Compound this with a national recruitment crisis for GPs and the increase in GP workload, the realism is that patients will have to wait longer than a week to see their GP.
The RCGP want to change this so please support this petition and sign today http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/get-involved/petition/petition-england.aspx
Contacting us by telephone?
The options are as follows:
Option 1 - Results
Option 2 - Home Visits
Option 3 - Prescriptions - recorded message information on how to order your prescriptions. Please note that in the interests of patient safety we do not accepted Prescription requests over the phone.
Option 4 - Medical Secretaries
Option 5 - Appointments
If you do not choose one of the options above and continue to hold you will be transferred through to a Medical Receptionist.
On average we deal with 500 calls a day, with peak periods being between 8.30 and 10.00 am. If you call during these times, expect delays - we are not a call centre with limitless resources. Alternatively call at later times. We are here til 6.30 pm everyday
NHS use of patient data
NHS England is commissioning a modern data service from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, NHS England has the power to direct HSCIC to collect information from all providers of NHS care, including general practices. Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. This information about you helps the NHS to provide better care for you.
NHS England have asked us to inform you that this is happening and to make you aware of the choices you have. Further information can be found in the attached leaflet.HSCIC_patient_information_leaflet.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact a member of the reception team.