The Bowery Medical Centre
telephone: 01744 816837
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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 offer convenient times to see GPs to suit the needs of our patients, these are:
GP Appointments are available every day, please contact reception for more details.
Dr R Maini is your allocated GP for this practice.
Please note we are closed on the following days for staff training sessions:
Thursday 26th September 2019
Thursday 24th October 2019
Wednesday 27th November 2019
Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Thursday 27th February 2020
Thursday 26th March 2020
The health visitor attached to the practice is available to give advice on childhood immunisations and health care.
The practice offers a full range of contraception services. Ask at reception for details.
We recommend that all women who are, or have been sexually active between the ages of 25 and 65 years have a smear test taken every three years.
The antenatal clinic is held every Tuesday afternoon between 01.30pm and 03.00pm. If you have just find out you a pregnant it is important you book in with the Midwife as soon as possible so that can arrange for your 12 week scan and get you booked in at the hospital. To book an appointment, please contact reception.
Post-Natal examinations and 7 week baby checks are done at the surgery by appointment with our midwifery trained practice nurse. Contact reception to arrange an appointment.
Chronic Disease Management
Our nurses are here to help you manage your health if you have any of the following conditions, our nurses want to see you every year to check that everything's going OK
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Our baby/child clinic is held every Thursday morning between 10.30 am - 11.30 am for well baby checks, immunisations and general advice.
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.
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 Bowery Medical is located on Elephant Lane in Thatto Heath, St Helens and is less than 3 miles from the Centre of St Helens town with access to nearby M62 and East Lancashire Road.
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 Bowery Medical Centre in the last financial year was £68,023 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 2 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 01744 816837
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07902 030 492.
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.
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.
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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.