Due to recent drastic funding cuts to Primary Care, we have had to review the services we historically provided free of charge on behalf of hospitals, despite the fact that it is (and always has been) part of their contract and their funding. This includes issuing fit to work notes after operations or inpatient stays, issuing prescriptions after outpatient appointments and carrying out blood tests on their behalf (unless the patient is on medication and monitoring has been agreed between the consultant and GP). Hospitals are aware of these changes to historic practice. Please always check a GP if you are unsure
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The cricket season is in full flow. Please note that parking near the practice may be difficult when games are on.
Reminder to patient that the surgery is currently open until 7.00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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The practice has recently donated medical supplies to Inter Care, for use in Africa, see there website for more information:
We now offer Electronic Prescriptions
For more information, click our link: Prescriptions
Bishopston Medical Practice CQC report 2015
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Improving patient online services 2014/2015
NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility to enable patients online access by 31st March 2015
Book appointments online
We currently offer patients’ facilities to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.
Order repeat prescriptions online
We currently offer the facility for all patients to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions or medicines and appliances.
Access summary information from their medical record online
We plan to offer patients facilities to view on line, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient, from 31st March 2015, subject to the availability of supporting guidance, NHS GP systems and software.
Patient record transferred electronically
We currently use GP2GP to transfer patient records when patients move practice.
Information is uploaded to Summary Care Record
We currently upload information daily to the Summary Care Record system (for those patients who have not opted out).
We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by 31st March 2015 date.
The Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) works to ensure hospitals, dental and GP services, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care, and highlight improvements that can be made.