Orrell Park Medical Centre
telephone: 0151 5253051
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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.
GP appointments are available daily, please contact reception from 8am to make an appointment. We also offer a number of pre bookable appointments. You can pre book an appointment up to 5 days in advance. We also offer an extended hours service every Tuesday between 6 pm and 8 pm.
We are a Training Practice, therefore we may have Medical Students at the practice at the time of your appointment.
We recommend that all women between the ages of 25 & 65 have a smear test taken every three years.
The G.P. will make a referral to the counsellor.
We offer both routine and travel vaccinations. Please make sure you have an appointment for your holiday jabs in plenty of time.
Please contact the surgery in September if you wish to have a flu jab.
The Practice Nurse offers
By appointment with the Practice Nurse
The practice offers family planning advice and pre conceptual advice. Please make an appointment with the Nurse Clinician.
By appointment with the midwife. Please ask at reception for more information.
By appointment only with the Practice Nurse
By appointment with the Health Care Assistant
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.
The practice now supplies blood test service for all its patients. We also provide this service for neighbouring practices. Please ask for referral from your own GP.
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.
Orrell Park Medical Centre is located in the sensitively renovated "Trinity Church" at the junction of Orrell Lane, Rice Lane and Walton Vale.
GP 7 Day Extra Services
If you are registered with a GP surgery in South Sefton you are now able to book routine, non-urgent evening and weekend appointments with a Doctor, Practice Nurse or other Healthcare Professional through a new service, which launched on 1 October 2018.
GP Extra Services operates:
Monday to Friday 5pm – 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 1pm
Appointments must be booked as this is not a drop in centre. The receptionist at your practice can book these appointment for you. If you need further details please ask the staff.
When and where will appointments be available?
Litherland Town Hall
Hatton Hill Road
How will patients access these services?
All patients registered with Orrell Park Medical Centre will be able to book appointments with their local extended access service via the practice.
Anyone contacting NHS 111 who may be appropriately seen by the extended GP access service will also be offered an appointment by the call handler.
Are there things the new services won’t offer?
These are not ‘list based’ services, so patients cannot register with them like a regular GP practice. It is therefore not intended to offer all services that you would expect from a traditional GP practice.
Whilst the services will prescribe any medicines that patients’ need as a result of their appointment, they will not be able to issue repeat prescriptions. This remains the responsibility of the GP practice the patient is registered with.
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 Orrell Park in the last financial year was £48,789.31 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 2 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 0151 5253051
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804 524462.
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.