The Pike Practice
telephone: 01457 832561
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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.
Our Practice Nurse is available on every Tuesday & Wednesday. She offers services such as travel vaccinations, child vaccinations. cervical smears and chronic disease monitoring, advice and management. Speak to reception to book an appointment.
Our HCA appointments are available every Wednesday and the 3rd Friday of every month. Donna offers services such as Carers health checks, ECG's, New patient checks, Smoking Cessation advice, Weight Management and lots more!
If you are unable to attend an appointment with the practice you are given the option to book evening and weekend appointments at Ashton Primary Care Centre, St Andrews House Medical Centre, Ann Street Health Centre, Glossop Hub (George Street) & Hyde hub (Houghton Thornley Medical Centre)
Clinics held at these hubs are Phlebotomy, Cytology, Practice Nurse appointments, Advance Nurse Practitioner & Spirometry Clinics
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.
Blood tests, Welfare checks, B12 injections, New patient checks, NHS Health check, Carers checks, ECG, Flu or Weight loss advice available every Wednesday with our HCA Donna. Please contact the surgery for an appointment.
During the hours the surgery is closed you will need contact 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.
Urgent Treatment (including walk-in)
If you have a condition that needs prompt medical help to avoid it deteriorating, but is not life-threatening, then the new and enhanced urgent treatment centre (including walk-in access) and primary care access service is there to help you.
Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
A new Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) opens on 29 April 2019 at the Tameside Hospital site (next to A&E).
The new centre – our new broader and better offer – replaces the existing Walk in Centre (WIC) at Ashton Primary Care Centre (which closes the day before).
Initially people with an urgent need will be able to seek support at the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) by walking in between 9.00am – 9.00pm, 7 days a week.
Later in the year as well as the ability to walk in, anyone registered with a GP practice in Tameside & Glossop will have access to a range of bookable appointments through their GP or NHS111. This will complement the range of appointments currently available in the evenings and at weekends through the Primary Care Access Service (PCAS).
Note: The current Walk In Centre (WIC) at Ashton Primary Care Centre (APCC) remains open until 28 April 2019, when it will then close, and walk-in access moves to the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the Tameside Hospital site.
Primary Care Access Service (PCAS)
The Primary Care Access Service (PCAS) started in early 2019, and provides flexible appointment times outside traditional working hours.
Patients can pre-book routine evening or weekend appointments with a healthcare professional at one of five neighbourhood hubs. When GP practices are closed, patients who have had a clinical assessment and require urgent but not life-threatening assistance may be offered an appointment at one of the five neighbourhood hubs.
Patients can access the new service through their GP practice, NHS 111, North West Ambulance Service and other healthcare professionals.
The provider for the Primary Care Access Service (PCAS) is GTD Healthcare.
Taken together this means people with an urgent (but not life threatening) condition that needs prompt attention are able to access support in their neighbourhood through the Primary Care Access Service (PCAS) or through the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) at the Tameside Hospital site.
Ashton GP Practice is not moving and will remain at Ashton Primary Care Centre (APCC).
See our 2018 Christmas Opening hours HERE
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 The Pike Practice in the last financial year was £48,419.00 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 0 full-time GPs and 1 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Please see our Autumn Newsletter for 2018.
Please see our Winter Newsletter for 2017.
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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 01457 832561
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804 524724.
Please ask at reception to register for this service, you can request your repeat prescription and have it transferred to you 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.
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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.