Dr Niall McGreevy
Dr Micheal Rusman
Dr Vicky Jay
Dr Brad Cheek
Dr Jennifer Law
Dr Rebecca White
Dr Cherryl Timothy-Antoine
Flu vaccinations 2013
The flu clinics this year are Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th October from 9.30-12 noon.
You are eligible for a free NHs vaccine if you are over 65, or have heart diesase, diabetes, kidney disease, resipratory disease, liver disease, stroke or a weak immune system. All pregnant women are advised to have the flu jab, too.
5/10/13 Surnames A-E
12/10/13 Surnames F-K
19/10/13 Surnames L-R
26/10/13 Surnames S-Z
Pressure on GPs
You may have seen the recent report from the BBC. This is only part of the story though: if you would like to know more about the challenges facing james Street Group Practice (and every other practice in the UK), or if you want to help us tackle these challenges, join our Patient Reference Group - click the button on the left for more details...
Ever accidentally forgotten your appointment?Ask the receptionist to sign you up for text message reminders for all your practice appointments.
Sign up for electronic prescriptions
This means that prescriptions can be sent straight to your nominated pharmacy electronically.
If you see a doctor in the surgery, a prescription can be sent electronically to your pharmacy. By the time you get to the pharmacy, the staff will have had a chance to dispense the prescription.
Make your life easier
If you take regular medications, you will benefit from electronic repeat dispensing: you can collect your medication each month from the pharmacy without having to come to the surgery and without having to request the prescription by phone or in writing. Ask the receptionist for a leaflet about this.
To nominate which pharmacy you would like your electronic prescriptions sent to, ask your pharmacist, or inform the receptionist.
At James Street Group Practice, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know to whom you are speaking, so our practice staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
The practice offers a range of appointments daily with GPs and other health care professionals. Appointments are available in the morning and the afternoon, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 08.30 and 18.00. Appointments can be booked over the telephone from 08.00 every morning.
Use of patient information to provide better care
Information in medical records is used to improve the way health care is delivered. By linking information from the different places you receive care, the NHS can improve the services offered and carry out research into the treatments for various diseases and illnesses, e.g. by comparing treatments received in different areas to determine what works best.
NHS England are introducing a new data extraction system (GPES – General practice Extraction Service) which will allow anonymous sharing of some aspects of patients’ medical records. Your postcode or NHS number (not your name) will be used to link your records in a highly secure system, so your identity is protected. Only the minimum amount of information will be used and strict legal and confidentiality rules will be followed.
Please be assured that this process is completely automated and that no data will be sold or released to pharmaceutical or private companies. If you are happy for your information to be shared then you do not need to do anything. However you can choose to opt out of this process by writing to, or emailing the practice, and we will record this on your medical records thus preventing your information being shared.