The 'Put Patients First: Back General Practice' campaign
The Put Patients First: Back General Practice campaign is demanding that the governments of the UK increase funding for general practice from an historic low of 8.39% to 11% of the UK NHS budget by 2017. Read more about the crisis facing general practice here and watch a video from the British Medical Association.
The more support we have, the more likely the Government will prioritise an investment in general practice. Get involved and sign the petition here or sign our petition book at reception.
"Do you really need to see your doctor?".....advice from Age UK
Age UK offer excellent advice on when you need to see a GP or when you can seek help from other health professionals; please click here to be taken to their website.
Did you know we also have a section on this website for self care? Click on 'Health Advice' in the top menu and then select 'Self Care Guides' for advice on how to look after yourself and who else can offer assistance.
NEW! Automated Telephone Appointment Booking System is now LIVE!
We are pleased to announce that our new automated appointment booking system has been launched. This system will give you greater access to the practice, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click on 'Appointments' in the side menu for more information and a downloadable leaflet.
Virtual Patient Group - Members Required
We would like to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff. To help us with this, we are setting up a Virtual Patient Group so that you can have your say.
- Find out more and download an expression of consent form by following this link
Staff Training - Tuesday 23rd September 2014, 12.30pm - 5.00pm
The surgery will be holding staff training on the above afternoon. Telephone calls will be diverted to the Out of Hours service 111. Please only telephone during this time if your need is an emergency.
NEW - Care.Data - Data Confidentiality - changes to how the NHS share your information
In the Autumn of 2014, NHS England will be launching a new, secure system in which to share your information and the care you receive. This is an important step and we would like all our patients to be fully aware of the changes; please click on the "Data Confidentiality" link located under "Practice Information" for more guidance and links to other websites.
NEW - Online Services - Register Now
We are pleased to launch our new Online Services for booking routine appointments and requesting repeat medication.
These are exciting new online facilities which we hope will ease access by reducing the need to telephone the practice.
- Read more and register your interest by following this link
- Registered patients can log in to view all online services here
Practice Assessment Questionnaire 2013/14
The General Practice Assessment Questionnaire was developed at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre in Manchester. GPAQ helps practices find out what patients think about their care. Westcourt Medical Centre recently conducted this survey and received 200 questionnaires, the results of which can be viewed by clicking the link below:-
See the results of the survey
ICIS : information for life
ICIS helps people of all ages in West Sussex find information about services offering support, care or advice. ICIS is a free and confidential service providing impartial and up-to-date information. ICIS website contains a searchable database of information available 24/7.
ICIS: information for life: 35 Worthing Road, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 1BQ
Enquiry line: 0800 859929 Open: Mon-Fri 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.00pm (24hr answerphone)
Online information for individuals: www.icis-info4life.org.uk/icisonline