Dr Chris Loxley, Dr Stuart Shields & Dr Stephanie Johnson
Out of hours emergency cover:
Please telephone our usual number 01480 860770 and your call will be diverted to NHS 111.
Our Practice Charter
Please see this under the "Patient Group" tab.
Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important information about a patient’s health. It holds information about current medications, allergies and any bad reactions to medicines. Great Staughton Surgery now uploads Summary Care Records which, with the patient's permission and only when necessary, may be viewed by healthcare agencies such as the hospital and Out of Hours. For further information, please ask reception. You can also phone the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk.
Alternatively contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at on tel: 01480 428964 / mob: 07711 384911 / email:
From 31st March 2015, patients over 16 years old can access "EMIS ONLINE" to make appointments and order repeat prescriptions online, together with access to blood test results. For more information, bring one form of identification to Reception for a registration password.
Our latest Newsletters have news and updates from the Surgery, available from the link below.
The latest Patient Survey Results Action Plan is published below. If you have any further suggestions, please feel free to contact the Surgery on 01480 860770.
Stay Well this Winter with Self Care helpsheets: To help treat minor ailments and common conditions this Winter, the following link is available: http://www.selfcareforum.org/ for more information.
What's New: Launch of Electronic Prescription Services (EPS):From October 2015, 'non-dispensing' patients ordering repeat medication to be collected from nearby chemists have the option to collect medication directly. There is no need to visit your GP to order repeat medication, simply let the chemist know you would like to 'nominate' them and your repeat script will be sent to them electronically. Visit the following link http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients for more information.
2015 Patient Survey Results:You may have been sent a survey asking for your opinion on our patient services. A huge thank you to those of you who fed back information, the results are now available from the GP Patient Survey website by clicking on the following link https://gp-patient.co.uk/.
Flu Campaign 2016:There are still appointments available at our annual flu clinics. Please contact Reception on 01480 860770 to book.
Opening Hours Changes:From October 2015, OUR EARLY APPOINTMENTS WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAYS! These appointments from 7.30 am help patients who work and other commitments and need to visit the surgery outside our usual hours. Early appointments will be staffed with a GP, a Nurse Practitioner annd a Health Care Assistant or Nurse on duty.
Avoid waiting in A&E:Tracey, our Nurse Practitioner is trained to deal with minor injuries, so please phone us and avoid visiting A&E by seeing Tracey or one of our Doctors on duty. If you would like more information, please see the 'Choose Well' leaflet below.
Named Accountable GP:As part of a national programme, from April 2015, all GP practices are required to provide patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided by the Surgery. At Great Staughton Sugrery, patients have been registered to a named GP and they will be the GP with this responsibility. If you do not know who your registered GP is, please feel free to contract the Surgery reception, who will be happy to inform you. Please remember, you are free to book an appointment with whoever you wish, regardless of your registered GP, however this may change according to the type of health issue you have.
Friends and Family Test (FFT): From 1st December 2014 all GP practices will be asking their patients "How likely are you to recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they needed similar care and treatment?". This is a way of gathering feedback, so please feel free to fill in a form and drop it in the box provided. Please note this is not compulsory and all responses will be anonymous.
Unused prescription medicines cost NHS England approximately £300million each year. This money could be used for front line services to benefit everyone. Only order the medicines you need!- Let us know if you stop taking any medicines;- Check what medicines you have before re-ordering;- Don't tick all the boxes for repeat prescriptions;- If you go to hospital, take your medicines with you;- Don't share your medicines with others.