DIABETES EDUCATION SESSION
Dr Gold is presenting a patient education session on Wednesday 15 May at 7pm in the practice. It would help us if you could let us know if you are planning to attend.
Please see the 'measles' section in further information opposite.
Please call for advice if you think you may have measles or have been in contact with a confirmed case.
Please do not come to the surgery.
Congratulations on the birth of your baby. We are sure that you will be advised to attend the practice for a six week check with your baby. Before we can do this, you need to register the baby with the prctice. You will need to look through the information you are given by the hospital, or community midwife, for the baby's NHS number and complete a registration form.
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING SERVICE (EPS)
We are now able to transmit prescriptions electronically. This means that, for those who have opted for the service, we will be able to electronically transfer prescriptions straight to any enabled pharmacy.
Any patients who routinely ask for their prescriptions to be sent straight to a local pharmacy would notice no difference in the mechanism for collecting medication and will be encouraged to sign up by the pharmacy.
Diabetic Eye Screening
Please see the 'further information' section on thie right hand side of this screen.
We are sorry that you are sometimes kept waiting beyond your appointment time. This can happen because patients before you take longer than the 10 minute appointment slot to discuss their problems.
If you have a problem which you think may need longer than 10 minutes, please ask for a double appointment. Similarly, please bring only one problem to a signle appointment.
The number to contact urgent care services out of hours will change with effect from 2 April to 111.
Dr Sophie Miller is able to offer a coil fitting and contraceptive implant service. If you would like to discuss this with her, please contact her at the surgery on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.
Sele Medical Practice is Hexham's only registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre. We can offer yellow fever vaccination at a cost of £50 to anyone, not just our patients.
We offer a full travel service for all our registered patients. Please complete a travel schedule and then make an appointment to see a practice nurse.
PATIENT EDUCATION SESSIONS
Wednesday 15 May - Am I at Risk of Diabetes? (Dr Gold)
Wednesday 17 July 2013, 7-8pm - Migraine and Headaches (Dr Walker)
Wednesday 11 September 2013, 7-8pm - Diet/Weight loss (Dietician)
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 7-8pm Blood Pressure (Dr Schatzberger)
SMS Text Reminders and Appointment Confirmations
We are able tosend text messages to confirm appointments and to remind patients to attend. If you want to sign up for the service, please complete a registration form.
This service is free for patients and free for us to send the messages to you.
If you care for a friend or relative, please let us know so that we can offer you a flu vaccination in the autumn, try to arrange appointments at convenient times for you and help you access other support services in and around Hexham if you would like us to.
We are particularly interested if you are a young person (under 18)caring for a parent or grandparent.
Prospective Medical Students
For reasons of confidentiality, we do not offer work experience or placements to anyone wishing to pursue medicine as a career. We would encourage any of our patients seeking this experience, to join our Patient Participation Group to become more involved and gain an insight into some of the current issues in general practice.
The 683 bus now stops at the main hospital entrance but will also stop, on request, at Hexham Primary Care Centre entrance.
Drop Off and Parking
Patients are welcome to use the drop off bay outside Hexham Primary Care Centre provided that their vehicle is removed as soon as possible to the main car park.
We are advised that car park charges in the Hospital car park, operated by Northumbria Healthcare Trust, are £1.20 per hour. This is outside of the practice's control.
We are also advised that number-plate recognition system is now operational on the Hospital site.
Anyone with a disabled badge will need to ontain an exemption from the Trust by completing and submitting an exemption form for upto four vehicles.
We welcome patients moving into the area. We work in purpose built premises which are fully accessible to everyone. Please ask for an information leaflet and registration form at reception.
The practice would like to thank all patients who have responded so positively to invitations to participate in research studies offered via the practice. Research is vital to healthcare in terms of the way conditions are managed and drug development and is something which we are keen to support. We realise and appreciate that participation is not for everyone and we do not mind if anyone refuses an invitation.
Did you know that many people turn up to casualty in Hexham and then simply decide they can't wait any longer? In doing this patients trigger a charge of £59.