HOAD MEDICAL PRACTICE
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*******COVID - 19 Vaccinations*******
Please read the following information around the delivery the Covid vaccination programme at UCHC.
Dr Murray and Partners are delivering this for patients registered at Ulverston GP surgeries (Dr Murray's & Hoad Medical Practice), Market Street Surgery, Askam Surgery and Duddon Valley Medical Practice.
****COVID Vaccines - Appointment Bookings & FAQs****
The booking team have sent out some invitations for the first clinics this week.
They will continue to send out invites and add more clinics as they receive delivery dates over the coming weeks.
If you are unable to use the link in the text message, please wait for them to contact you by phone to arrange your appointment - they have lots of staff currently phoning out to make bookings, so please be patient - they will be in touch.
The entrance is at the back of the building, there will be volunteers in the car park helping to direct you and a marquee up over the entrance so it is easy to spot.
There will be a one way system, similar to how we managed our flu clinics, so please be aware you will exit the building towards the front near to the pharmacy.
There have been lots of enquiries about the criteria and order of priority etc - please see the FAQs below
As of the 27th of November you must order you will no longer be able to use a 3rd party to order your repeat medication such as Pharmacy2U, Well. Echo or your local Pharmacy.
You can however order your repeat medication in one of the follow ways:
By using Patient access from your computer
By downloading and using the MyGP app on your smartphone
or by putting the repeat slip from your prescription (or a note with your details on and medication required) into the drop box located on the ground floor of the Health Centre at the bottom of the stairs.
You cannot order medication over the telephone.
11th May 2021
OUR RECEPTION REMAINS CLOSED FOR NOW
PLEASE CALL 01229 484100 TO SPEAK TO OUR RECEPTION TEAM WHO WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP WITH YOUR ENQUIRY
We will continue to offer telephone triage appointments and video consultations with our GP's and Nurses. Face to face appointments with the GP's will be booked by them if they feel it is clinically needed. nurse appointments are available as normal, some reviews will be carried out over the phone.
IF YOU ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY, ON ARRIVAL, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE BUILDING UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.
PLEASE WAIT IN YOUR CAR OR OUTSIDE IN THE CARPARK AND A CLINICIAN WILL CALL YOU WHEN THEY ARE READY FOR YOU.
All Patients attending for a face to face appointment must wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose - please make sure this is in place before entering the building
Please DO NOT attend the surgery if you suspect that you have Coronavirous or have been contacted by the Governments Track and Trace Team . This is for the protection of our most vulnerable patients and our staff. If you did attend it could lead to the entire surgery needing to close for decontamination to be completed.
If you are concerned about the virus, please see NHS111 page:
TO BOOK A TEST PLEASE FOLLOW LINK BELOW
OR CALL 119
Please continue to cover your mouth when coughing and wash your hands regularly.
Lancashire and South Cumbria has been chosen by NHS England to be a national pilot for the digitisation of Medical Records. Scanning these paper based records and making them digital will enable better utilisation of space, creating more clinical space, staff areas, multi team space and video hubs, removing the need for some practices to build extensions. In addition it will also make your record more easily and speedily accessible to clinical staff within your practice.
Your complete GP medical record will be digital and stored in a secure cloud based clinical system (only accessible by your GP practice) with the paper based records being securely destroyed following BS EN 15713:2009 Secure destruction of confidential material. Your GP will still be able to access your records easily within this system. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS. As with paper based records, digital records are stored for the durations specified in the Records Management Codes of Practice for Health and Social Care. For GP patient records, this states that they may be destroyed 10 years after the patient’s death if they are no longer needed.
If you wish to discuss the scheme, please inform the Practice direct by letter.
Hoad Medical Practice is an established 3 GP Practice and is part of Morecambe Bay CCG. We are based at Ulverston Community Health Centre in the lovely historic market town of Ulverston on the edge of the lake district.
Our goal is to provide quality healthcare for our patients and community in a caring, professional and confidential environment whilst delivering the highest standards of healthcare.
Our list size is just over 4400 and continues to grow at a steady rate. We currently have an open list and welcome any new patients who wish to register with the Practice.
We have a professional and dedicated management team as well as an excellent reception, admin and nursing team. They are always on hand to help our patients and provide them with the necessary information about the services we offer.
Our Practice has an established Patient Participation Group with whom we meet with on a regular basis. We feel it's extremely important to listen to and involve our patients in improving and developing the services we provide. There is more information about becoming a PPG Member in the patient group tab on the right hand side of this page. (Currently suspended due to the Pandemic)
The CQC carried out an inspection of our Practice on Friday 17th March 2017. The overall rating for our Practice was GOOD.
You can visit the CQC website to view the full report
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(Site updated 15/06/2021)