News

Keeping you up-to-date with news from the practice

New Year Bank Holiday Notice

5th December 2017

Springwood Surgery will be closed from Friday 29th December at 18:00 hours until Tuesday 2nd January at 08:00 hours

If during these periods you require urgent medical attention please contact NHS 111

Christmas Holiday Notice

5th December 2017

Springwood Surgery will be closed from Friday 22nd December at 18:00 hours until Wednesday 27th December at 08:00 hours.

If during these periods you require urgent medical attention please contact NHS 111

Flu Appointments

14th August 2017

We are now booking Flu Appointments.

If you are 65 years or older or on a Chronic Disease Register, please contact reception to book you free flu vaccination.

The Great North Care Record

23rd February 2017

All patients registered with a GP Practice in England have a basic Summary Care Record (unless you have opted out). This record shows the following information about your health:

  • Medicines you are taking
  • Allergies
  • Bad reactions to medications

All patients (apart from the patients that have opted out of the basic summary care record) will be given a Great North Care Record. This will allow Hospitals, Ambulance Service, Mental Health Service, Out of Hours Service and Urgent Care to see medical information about you such as:

  • Medical Conditions
  • Medication
  • Operations and Treatment
  • Tests and Results
  • Contact details for your next of Kin

If you want to Opt-Out of having a Great North Care Record please ask a member of the Reception Team for an Opt-Out Form, complete it and return it to the reception team.

Please Note: If you decide to Opt-Out of the Great North Care Record your medical record will not be shared with the scheme but it will not be shared with any Local Community Services or the Out of Hours Service too.

Additional Information

23rd February 2017

You can now add the option to share Additional Information to your Summary Care Record if you have one. This will enable services such as, Clinicians, Hospitals, District Nurses, Physiotherapy and the Out of Hours Service to view additional information about you. The Information they will see will be:

Long term health conditions
Asthma
Diabetes
Heart Problems
Rare medical conditions

Relevant Information
Clinical Procedures
Why you need a certain type of medication
The care you are currently receiving

Healthcare needs
Communication needs
Long-term conditions
Legal decisions about your care

Immunisations
Vaccination details

If you would like to add the option to allow addition information to be added to your Summary Care Record please ask for an “Opt-In” Form from reception. You will need to complete it and return it to the reception team.

Summary Care Record Additional Information

16th January 2017

You can now add additional information to your Summary Care Record. For more information please read the attached documents:

Patient Survey

8th July 2016

Springwood Surgery would like to thank all our patients that took part in our annual survey. We will be analysing the data over the next few weeks and will publish the results via our website and in the practice.

Test Results

4th July 2016

If you have recently had a blood test, swab or urine test, PLEASE don’t forget to telephone the surgery after 10.00 am in one weeks' time to obtain your result.

Important Information about Antibiotics

14th December 2015

The following PDF's are available to download:

Friends and Family Test

25th February 2015

We would like to thank all our patients that took the time to complete a Friends and Family Test, the on-going results have been extremely positive with 98% of patients stating that they would be “Very Likely” or “Likely” to recommend our surgery to a Friend or Family Member.

We have addressed some of the comments made by the 2% negative comments and agreed an Action Plan with our Patient Group to address these issues.

Your Views Count

1st August 2014

FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST

We would be most grateful if you could spare a minute to download the Friends and Family Test and pop the completed form into the surgery.

You’re views are extremely important to us.

Thank you

Friends and family test

Care Data Programme

10th September 2013

NHS England is commissioning a modern data service on behalf of the entire health and social care system, this will be known as “care data”. For more information please read the following links:

If you do not wish your data to be shared please download the consent form and return to the surgery