Newton Community Hospital Practice
telephone: 01744 627600
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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.
Appointments are available every day, pre bookable advanced appointments and bookon the day appointments
Following our recent patient survey we have adapted our appointment system to offer a range of appointments.
Book an appointment up to 4 weeks in advance
Book on the day appointments available after 8am
Dr Chrissy Wilks is your allocated GP for this practice.
Chronic Disease Management
The Practice nurse works 4 days a week Monday Wednesday Thursday and Friday.
We now have a late night surgery for practice nurse appointments on a Monday evening until 7.30pm.
Our practice nusre is here to help you manage your health needs, if you have any of the following conditions make an appointment at the reception
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Chronic Kidney Disease
These can be booked any morning with the Practice nurse.
This Health Check is completely free of charge and offers our patient the opportunity to have a full and extensive health screening. A full Health Check helps to give you peace of mind by reviewing your lifestyle, and taking a full medical history to help ensure your continued health and wellbeing. With a clear and detailed picture of your health, the NHS Health Check enables you to take full control of your health for the future.
All the health checks include:
· Physical examination (height weight blood pressure)
· Consultation with the Health Care Assistant.
· Medical history
· Family History
· Lifestyle questionnaire
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.
The practice will supply you with a blood form if you need a blood test, this will either be given to you at surgery or will be sent to you in the post as part of our Annual Review recall system.
You can have your blood test Monday to Friday between 9am and 11am downstairs from the practice in the hospital outpatient department.
Alternatively you can attend the blood clinic at St Helens walk in centre on Bickerstaffe Street between 7am and 9am
Please check whether your form asks you to fast. If you are required to fast, please have only sips of water for 8 hours before the test. Please take any medication as normal.
You will need to contact the surgery between 7 to 10 days later to receive the results of your blood test and find out what you need to do next.
The practice is located at the top end of Bradlegh Road, on the opposite side of the railway line from Newton Le Willows. If you are driving from Crow Lane East (the A572) turn south on Victoria Road.
This will turn into Wargrave Road and Bradlegh Road is the 5th turn on the right.
During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to NHS 111. Calls to NHS 111 are free from both mobile and landlines. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999
The Practice will be open as usual over the Christmas period except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Should you require advice or treatment outside of the Surgery Opening Hours there are a number of options available to you
Ring NHS 111 - this is free from a landline or mobile
Visit the Walk In Centre at St Helens - 01744 627400
Contact Your local Pharmacy
Further information on Winter Planning for Patients is available on the CCG website: www.sthelensccg.nhs.uk
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Newton Community Practice in the last financial year was £52,714.46 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 1 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
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 01744 627600
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07595 271975.
|Patient Online Services|
|Service||What we offer patients now||What we plan to offer patients||To be available by|
|Online Appointment Booking||Facility to book appointments with GPs up to 28 days in advance||-||Available now|
|Online Repeat Prescriptions||Facility to order repeat medication||-||Available now|
|Patient Access to GP Summary Record||Patients can access their allergies, medications and immunisation history||-||Available now|
|Service||What we do now||What we plan to do||To be available by|
|Summary Care Record (SCR)||Yes||-||Available now|
|Electronic Transfer of Patient Records||Yes||-||Available now|
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.
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So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
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find your text to cancel number.