Bolton General Practice
telephone: 01204 521000
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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription.
How using EPS could benefit you
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive
Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address.
Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can.
If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.
If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor.
It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.
Benefits of EPS
For more information visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or your pharmacy.
GP of Choice Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the GP of Choice Enhanced Service Scheme.
Out of Area Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the we are not participating in the Out of Area Enhanced Service Scheme.
We also offer appoints within the community at the hub located at Deane Medical Centre
These appointments consist of:-
Practice Nurse Appointments at Deane Medical Centre
Phlebotomy clinic Deane Medical Centre
Any other services Deane Medical Centre
You can book an appointment by:
Contacting Bolton General Practice on 01204 521000, a receptionist will then book you an appointment at the Hub.
Our practice nurse holds a travel vaccination clinic for our patients. Please see this page for more information and to fill in the risk assessment form.
Bolton General Practice operates an APMS contract (Alternative Provider of Medical Services)
Bolton General Practice is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 6.30pm. This enables the surgery to offer patients a wide range of appointment times to meet their circumstances
We offer extra services and community services at Bolton General Practice such as phlebotomy clinics, childhood immunisation clinics, flu vaccination clinics along with chronic disease management. We are Domestic Violence accredited referral centre
If you have any queries our friendly reception team are here to help. If you would like to discuss your query in more depth, our Practice Manager and Assistant Practice Manager are always available.
GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details.
We have 3 regular male GP'S, 1 female
The practice has a variety of appointments to offer daily, both pre-bookable and also book on the day appointments.
Our text-to-cancel services allows you to send a simple text message directly to your practice to cancel your appointment, allowing it to be given to another patient.
By letting us know if you no longer need an appointment, we can ensure we offer as many available appointments as possible.
Please note that text-to-cancel numbers are not answered and are used for text messaging only.
You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01204 521000
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07561 227101.
Our Online services are:
Please ask at Reception to register for this service, you can request your repeat prescription and have it transferred to your local pharmacy for collection or delivery.
You can book appointments up to six weeks in advance. You will have a choice of GP.
The practice has an established patient participation group who meet at the practice; we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virtual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.
Please view our 2017-18 Practice Survey
Patient Participation report 2016/17
Patient Participation report 2015/16
Patient Participation report 2014/15
Meeting minutes from PPG
SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.
If you live near one of our practices, register you and your family today with an NHS doctor.
Pre-register online now and confirm your details with your local surgery.
So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
You can use our 'text-to-cancel' service,
find your text to cancel number.