This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
All patients have a named accountable GP at this practice, if you require further information please ask at reception.
We apologise if you are finding it difficult to get a routine appointment but we, like all other practices nationally, are finding it extremely difficult to recruit new GPs. This does mean that the wait for a routine appointment may stretch to 2 weeks or more. If your problem is urgent then we do have our rapid access appointments available either by telephone consultation or face to face, but we must stress an urgent appointment is to deal with acute issues and not longstanding issues, repeat prescriptions or sick note requests that should be dealt with during a normal routine appointment.
Statement of intent for detailed access to records online
Plan to Meet GMS 2015-16 Contractual Requirement for Patient Online Services
This practice plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from Monday 1st April 2016. The Practice has a strict policy in place for the granting of such access requests.
This date is subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.
This practice currently offers the facility for patients:
• to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
• to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
• to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
We publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room.
If you wish to express your interest in this service, you will need to contact the surgery on 01256 396500. The surgery will then provide you with a form detailing your "Registration details". You will need to collect this form from the Reception desk at the surgery (this cannot be posted to you). We will also require to see photo ID and proof of address, for example a utility bill or similar at the time of collection.
You can "Register" and "Log" into Patient Access by clicking on the icon below."
You can continue to use the old prescription method via the button at the bottom of the page until 31st December 2015.
The surgery is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm.
Access for the Disabled
The Practice has access for wheelchair users. Disabled toilet facilities are available. There is a lift for access to services on the first floor.
The Practice has access to Audio Frequency Induction Loop for the hard of hearing.
The Surgery has access to an interpreting service.
Your GP Cares (Item from the BMA)
The environment in which GPs are striving to provide services is increasingly challenging.
The burning issues are:
- An increased demand on general practice caused by demographic changes, more complex health needs and some care moving out of hospitals is all contributing to unsustainable pressures on GP services.
- Based on the current number of doctors working as GPs, and the staff who support them in the general practice team, there are simply not enough hours in the day to meet everyone’s needs.
- Practices are struggling to recruit to vacant posts in their practices and to find locum cover so that patients can still be seen if a colleague is sick or absent.
- The increasing demand and workload pressures are leading to low morale and stress causing many GPs to leave the profession or to consider early retirement.
- Many GP practice buildings are old and need investment to create more room for patients to be seen or simply to make them fit for purpose.
- GPs and their practice teams must have greater support to deliver high quality services that meet the requirements of all their local patients.
Please "click" on the link below to watch the GP Cares video:
The Friends and Family Test
The Beggarwood Surgery are now offering patients the opportunity to complete a small patient survey, The Friends and Family Test.
To complete this survey, please click on the "icon" below.
(Site updated 27/04/2016)