Carers hub is a brand new dedicated website and phone line, providing a comprehensive resource of relevant information, advice and access to local organisations who can help unpaid carers to manage their caring roles. A partnership between three prominent local charities and Local Authority assessment staff ensuring carers receive the right support, at the right time, in the right place.
To visit the website please click here or phone 01273 977000.
Click on the link below to view of recent Healthwatch report:
We are delighted to welcome:
Our new salaried GP' Dr Sophie Powell.
Please be aware that some Telephone calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
Friends & Family Test
Please take a minute to tell us about your last visit to the practice by completing the Friends & Family Test - Beaconsfield Medical Practice - Friends & Family Test
The practice is now CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered. This is a requirement now for all Health and Social Care Services in England. We recently had our CQC inspection, please click on the link below to view the results.
National Surveillance Programme
This practice is one of over 200 practices participating in a national surveillance programme that provides continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community as well as RCGP and ethically approved research.
The prmary purposes of the network are surveillance of infectious disease, particularly flu. The RCGP RSC looks to predict when the flu outbreaks and pandemics occur and is involved in vaccine effectiveness studies: principally in collaboration with Public Health England.
For more details please visit: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc
We would like to inform you that a new camera controlled car park management system came into effect on 1st December 2014. The car management system has been introduced to help improve the parking facilities for patients and you are required to enter your vehicle registration into the terminal within the surgery, on each visit. Patients are permitted to park in the front car park and in designated bays only.
Drop offs and Pick ups will have a 20 minute window before needing to enter registration details.
If you are issued with a ticket because you have forgotten to enter your registration when attending the practice PLEASE APPEAL AND DO NOT PAY. We would like to assure you that our patients will not have to pay the fine.
Please follow the appeals process by either using the link provided; https://www.parkingeye.co.uk/contact-us/make-an-appeal/ or in writing to; Parking Eye, PO BOX 565, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 6HT.
You will be asked to give permission for Parking Eye to contact us to clarify that you are a patient of the practice so that we can instruct them to cancel the issued ticket.
PLEASE DO NOT USE A SEARCH ENGINE TO RAISE AN APPEAL AS SOME CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. CONTACT PARKING EYE DIRECTLY.
We have not taken this decision to implement the new parking system lightly but have done so in order that we can protect the limited spaces we do have for our legitimate patients.
If you have any questions, please speak to the Practice Manager.
Parking News - Preston Park
There are now parking restrictions in Preston Park between 8am and 8pm, £0.50 for 1 hour, £1.00 for 2 hours & £2.00 for up to 4 hours.
During the Easter break the practice will be closing at the usual time on 29th March and reopen again at 8am on the 3rd April.
Due to the Easter Bank Holiday our extended hours have been adjusted over this period. Please see our website for details.
Extended Hours/Epic appointments are also available evening and weekends but pre-bookable only.
Please ask reception when booking your appointment for availability.
We are open Monday to Friday from 8 - 6, with no lunch break and 6-6.30pm for emergencies .
Beaconsfield Medical practice is offering additional pre-booked GP and nursing appointments on:
Monday evenings 6.30 - 8.00 pm (GP and nurse by appointment)
Saturday mornings 8.30 - 10.30 am (GP by appointment)
The surgery phone lines and doors will be closed during the extended periods. Access to the surgery will be available to patients with appointments only.
Appointments can be booked up to four weeks in advance subject to availability.
The doctors hope the additional hours will assist patients who find it difficult to attend appointments during the working day.
Community Phlebotomy Service
New Referral Criteria
If you require a home visit for blood testing please note that the Community Phlebotomy Team have updated their referral criteria. Patients are eligible for domiciliary phlebotomy if:
it would be detrimental to their condition or recovery if they were to travel to their nearest clinic or GP surgery,
if they only able to attend their nearest clinic or GP surgery via ambulance or patient transport service,
they are not able to go out by private car, taxi, mobility scooter or bus. For example, patients who are able to go to the local shops are considered able to use a taxi to attend a clinic for blood testing.
Patients will be discharged from the Community Phlebotomy Team and referred back to their GP or nurse where a patient is unavailable for a home visit due to any of the above reasons.
Important Information About Your Health Records
The NHS is improving the way your health information is stored and managed through the introduction of the electronic Summary Care Record. Records of patients in our practice will be upload to the national database unless you have advised us otherwise. To remove your consent for the upload you can complete this form and return it to the practice.