Dr David Roberts & Dr Stephanie Johnson
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:
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING OUR COMPUTER UPGRADE:On Wednesday 3rd September we're upgrading our computer package to a more advanced system. However, the preparation and aftermath may impact on you - please bear with us and be aware of a few key points:On Tuesday 2 September we'll closing our computers at 5pm. This means we won't be seeing patients or dispensing medication from 5pm.On Wednesday 3 September we're running a reduced service, with Duty Doctors for emergencies and our Nurses will see patients for urgent appointments, together with an on-call doctor from 12.30 onwards.The Dispensary won't be dispensing medication on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 September or the morning of Wednesday 3 September. If the Doctor prescribes medication, we will provide a paper prescription to take to a chemist. The Dispensary will be open for patients collecting pre-ordered repeat medication, so please ensure you order in good time for August Bank Holiday. Please give us 2 weeks notice for repeat prescriptions if possible.On Thursday 4 September and Friday 5 September it SHOULD be business as usual, however our Doctors and staff will be working with a new system which will take time to learn. PLEASE be patient as normal tasks may take a little longer!Our new system will be an enormous improvement and has many new functions to help improve patient care. Thank you in advance for helping us to help you.
From 1st April 2014, appointments will begin at 7.30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. This is mainly to help patients who have work and other commitments and need to visit the surgery outside our usual hours. Early appointments will be staffed as follows:
Avoid waiting at A&E!
Remember 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.
Put Patients First!
We are asking you to join with us and support the "Put Patients First, Back General Practice" campaign. Despite carrying out 90% of all patient contacts, general practice receives only 8.39% of the NHS budget and the Royal College of General Practitioners is calling on the Prime Minister to increase this share to 11%. GP surgeries sit at the heart of local communities and we need to ensure practices have the resources they need to continue the high quality care patients deserve. Please sign our petition when you next visit the surgery.More details can be found on http://www.rcgp.org.uk/campaign-home/~/media/Files/Policy/PPF/PPGs.ashx Thank you.
Training Closure Afternoon Dates: The Surgery will be closed from 12.30 for staff training on Thursday 16th October 2014, 28 January 2015, and 19th February 2015. Alternative arrangements have been made on these dates for medical emergencies.
Useful information! See our 'Admin' section called Other Services, where you'll find information on Travel Vaccinations, Physio Direct, Community Services, Help at Home and others.
Unused prescription medicines cost NHS England approximately £300million each year. This money could be used forfront 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.
Patient Surveys! Please see the Patient Group tab to access latest results.