St Anthony's Way,
Welcome to Northdown Surgery:
We hope to use our surgery website as a way
of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for
all information relating to our practice. We will keep it
current with any news, developments & details that are relevant
to the practice and our patients.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff
and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a
useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health
related information. If there is topical health information we
will also add this to the website.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some
feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online
services and further develop the website to make it a more
useful, practical application for our patients.
If you are already a patient, we would be very grateful if you
could click on "Your
clinical Record" and provide us with up-to-date lifestyle
information so that we can ensure your records are updated.
you registered with our new Patient Access service yet?
Are you having problems with the system?
We are holding another Drop-in session on Friday 25th
July between 9.30 am and 12.30 to try to help you to
sort out any queries you may have.
Please feel free to just drop in to the surgery during
this time and ask for Toni.
1st July 2014, to order prescriptions online you will need first
to register at
note that it will take one working day for your registration to
be accepted and before you will be able to view and order
medications online. Only your repeat medications will
appear in the listing. Any items on acute issue will need to be
requested via the comments box. The same time scales will apply
for prescription processing as before. Please note that if you
wish to change from your current pharmacy, it will be necessary
for you to complete a
Northdown Surgery Pharmacy Consent Form and hand it in to
Whilst we appreciate that a change of system is not always
welcome or convenient, now that you have your own ID/pin number
and password we will be able to offer more services through this
system. The next stage of this process will be to enable booking
of appointments online and eventually it is planned for you to
be able to view test results etc.
News & Issues:
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19 Feb 2014:
Inspector of Hospitals asks people to tell him about the care
provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation
Choose Well - Dee's A&E Fail Tale – NHS
Fund Raising: We raised a total of £54.50 for the
Motor Neurone Disease Association with our Christmas raffle and
Staff Christmas Cards collection. Thank you for your support.
Practice Newsletter »
Half-day Closures »
Child Flu vaccinations »
Shingles vaccinations »
We offer a range of pre-booked appointments on a Saturday
morning - some with the Nurse, some with the GP. Unfortunately
we are unable to book certain types of appointments with the
Nursing team as there are no laboratory collection services
available on a Saturday (i.e. blood tests, urine tests etc).
Please ask the Reception Team about Saturday clinics.
Care Data Extraction
A recent Health and Social Care Act allows the NHS to extract,
in certain circumstances, Personal Confidential Data (PCD) from
GP practices throughout England without seeking prior patient
consent. The anonymised data will be used to plan, develop and
improve patient care and services. The Health and Social Care
Information Centre (HSCIC) will use the GP Extraction Service (GPES)
to obtain anonymous information from all GP practices in England
for specific and approved purposes. Patients can choose not to
allow their personal anonymised data to be used for this
purpose. For further information, please contact the HSCIC on
0845 300 6016 or go to
Summary Care Records
You may have received a letter from NHS Connecting for Health,
telling you that information from your GP-held medical record is
to be uploaded to the National NHS Summary Care Record system.
READ MORE HERE »
If, when you see your GP, they
decide you need an Ultrasound scan, they may be able to refer
you to the service based in our Practice. Your GP will give you
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