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October 2019

From the 23rd of October the way you can order your prescriptions is changing. A new NHS medicines order line is a convenient way for your to order your prescription. This new service will be available on 01246 588 860 9.00am-4.00pm Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays.

This means you can now order your prescription is three ways:

- In writing at the surgery

- Online (please bring your photo ID to reception to get your log in details)

- The new phone order line - 01246 588860 (from October 23rd)

If you would like more information please find leaflets at either reception.

September 2019

We are now taking bookings for FLU Jabs. Please contact the surgery to book into one of our clinics;

Wednesday 09th October

Saturday 26th October

Other dates our available please ring or come into reception to book your appointment.

August 2019

Dr Caldwell sadly left the practice this month and we wish her all the best with her new endeavour. We are happy to welcome our new male GP Dr Pugh who will be working at both Calow and Brimington.  

The Surgery is starting to use a new text message service. We may now contact you to book appointments and in certain circumstances regarding your test results.

It is therefore important that we have your up to date contact details. Please confirm with reception that we have your correct mobile number and ensure you update this if it changes

NHS Prescription charge is now £9.00 for each item dispensed from 1st April 2019

Patients attending Calow Surgery, please respect our neighbours when parking, keeping drive ways clear and vehicles off the grass verges. Your co-operation in this matter is appreciated.  

 

 

 

Test Results

To obtain your test results please telephone the surgery on 01246 220166 between 14:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday.

For patient confidentiality results will only be relayed to the person who has taken the test unless prior consent has been given. If you require further detailed information about the test result then you will be advised to speak to a doctor as the administration team are not clinically qualified.

Cervical Screening (Smear) Results Turn Around Time - 1ST August 2018

Please be advised, at the time of taking your sample, it will take longer than the quoted 2 weeks for the result letter to arrive. This is due to sustained high levels of demand on a national screening programme that has insufficient screening capacity, and many labs across the country now have backlogs. Most areas do not currently meet the 14 day turnaround time target which is quoted on the national invitation for screening.

The lack of screening capacity is due to the fact, the cervical screening programme is in transition from cytology screening to HPV primary screening in 2019, when the number of labs is to be reduced from the existing 50 down to a maximum of 13. Many laboratories are consequently struggling to retain existing screening staff and to recruit qualified screening staff because of the uncertain future for these staff groups.

The Derby lab that we use however was given permission to implement primary HPV screening in Derbyshire ahead of national roll-out in 2019, as mitigation for the backlog. This started on 1st June but we will not see the full benefit of this for a few more weeks yet.

 
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