Dr Stuart Shields & Dr Stephanie Johnson
Care Quality Commission Inspection Details.
Early morning appointments are held from 7.30am each Thursday with a GP, Nurse Practitioner and a Health Care Assistant or Nurse on duty.Please see Clinics & Services tab for our usual doctors rota, or the attachment on the Noticeboard.
Staff Training Closure
The surgery is closed on Thursday 14 July, Thursday 14th September and Thursday 20 October from 12:30. Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. All calls made to the Surgery will be automatically diverted to NHS 111, to ensure patients medical emergencies are covered.
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.
Choosing the right NHS service for their illness or injury.
The 'youtube' link outlines patient choices for using the relevant NHS service for illnesses and injuries (including pharmacies, GPs, NHS 111 and Urgent Care Centres). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt4ahgq60-Q
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:
Legislation Changes affecting Patient Online Access EMIS online enables patients over 16 years to have access to medical records online. If you already have access, this will be partial access (enabling you to book appointments, order repeat medication, view your allergies and blood test results and message the surgery). If you would like to arrange for partial access, simply ask at Reception for a password.
From 31st March 2016, patients will be able to have detailed access (enabling you to view 'detailed coded' information such as consultations in your medical records). To arrange this, collect an application form from reception or download it from our website and follow the instructions carefully. The detailed access will not be immediate, as checks are made before access is approved, guidance is available from NHS England by using 'YouTube' link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ZJiFCWpBE.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Lindsay or Loraine at the Surgery on 01480 860770 or
Self Care helpsheets: To help treat minor ailments and common conditions, the following information link is available: http://www.selfcareforum.org/ for more information.
Electronic Prescription Services (EPS):Non-dispensing patients can order repeat medication to be collected from their chosen chemist by , 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/.
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, GP practices are required to provide patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided. At Great Staughton Sugrery, patients have been registered to a named GP and they will be the GP with this responsibility. If you don't know who your registered GP is, feel free to contract 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. This may change according to the type of health issue you have.
Friends and Family Test (FFT): "Would you recommend our GP practice to friends and family if they needed similar care and treatment?". Please fill in a form and drop it into the waiting room box, all responses will be anonymous.
Unused medicines cost the NHS £300 million each year, which could be used for front line services. Only order 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 slips;- If you go to hospital, take any medicines with you;- Don't share your medicines with others.
Surgery Energy Assessment: From 9 July 2015, new regulations came into force for GP buildings frequently visited by the public.The purpose of introducing Energy Certificates is to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings about the energy use of a building. The Energy Certificate is attached below, rated 'D'.