Dr Chris Loxley, Dr Stuart Shields & Dr Stephanie Johnson
Important Notice: Monday 18th January 2016:
Dr Christopher Loxley is currently unwell and will be absent from the normal GP rota for at least a four week period. Cover for his clinics has been provided by Dr Johnson and Dr Shields, and we have increased the number of Nurse Practitioner clinics to ensure patients have continued access to services.
Tracey, our Nurse Practitioner, is able to treat many minor illnesses and injuries, and will always consult a doctor if she feels it is necessary. These illnesses might include: Sore throats, coughs, colds and sinus problems, ear aches, tummy aches and urine infections.
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.
Have you signed up to online access yet? • You can book and cancel appointments with your doctor or nurse online, when it suits you.Your surgery will choose which appointments can be booked online.• Some patients have found that they save money and time as they don’t need to make a special trip to their surgery to order repeat prescriptions.• You can look at your online records whenever you want, even from the comfort of your home, and find answers to questions you may have without ringing your doctor. • Having access to your GP online record helps you to be more in control of your health and well-being.• People who have long term conditions, for example diabetes, hypertension or coronary heart disease, have found that looking at their test results online helps them make positive changes to improve their health. They can see if their condition is improving or getting worse by looking at past test results.
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, 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 £300million each year. Money 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 your medicines with you;- Don't share your medicines with others.