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Medication reviews 

If your pharmacist prompts you that a medication review is due, you do not need to make a GP appointment. Please simply contact our reception and the staff will inform the GP that the review is due. This takes a few minutes and you do not need to be present.

Telephone system upgrade 

In the coming months, the Practice is participating in a local initiative to upgrade our telephone system. We hope that this will alleviate many of the problems experienced with the current system (such as calls being cuts off, silent calls etc). We will keep you informed of developments via this news page. 

New Nurse Practitioner

I am sure you will join us in welcoming a new Nurse Practitioner to our team. Fiona Curry joined us on 22/3/21. 

Patients should not come to the surgery unless they have a booked appointment 

In order to protect patients and staff, until the lockdown is fully lifted (this is currently forecast to be around 21/6/21), we ask that patients do not come to the surgery unless they have a booked appointment with a clinician. This is because, in order to ensure everyone's safety, we are required to continue to reduce footfall into the practice. If you need to speak to us, please telephone 01642 475157. Prescriptions can be ordered via the NHS App or Systmonline. If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, you can order by telephoning 01642 511235. Unfortunately, for the reasons we have outlined, patients who attend the surgery without a pre-booked appointment will be asked to leave. We assure you that we continue to work hard to ensure everyone's safety. 

Latest information about Coronavirus vaccine (updated 04/05/21)

Whilst the surgery is still vaccinating those in cohorts 1-9 (aged over 50), patients aged over 40 (or turning 40 before 1/7/21) can now book appointments at mass vaccination centre's using this link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Please do not contact the surgery as we are not yet vaccinating this cohort. 

The majority of patients over the age of 50 have now been offered a FIRST DOSE Covid vaccine. We have started to administer SECOND doses to patients as they fall due. Please DO NOT contact us to make appointments for SECOND doses. We will call you when your appointment is due (this will be up to twelve weeks after your first dose).

Please DO contact us if you are over 50 years and you have not yet had a FIRST dose Covid vaccination. 

 

Contraceptive services 

With effect from 08/03/21, the practice is reinstating depo-provera contraceptive injections for women. In addition, we are offering a new contraceptive service known as "Sayana press". You can find out more about this here: 

www.sayanaanswers.co.uk

If you wish to discuss Sayana Press as a contraceptive option further, you can book a telephone call with the Practice Nurse; but if you wish to explore other options you can either speak to a GP or a Nurse Practitioner or consult an online resource such as https://www.contraceptionchoices.org/whats-right-for-me

Coronavirus advice and guidance

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Face coverings must be worn please

With effect from Monday 15/6/20, all people entering Redcar hospital are required to wear their own face covering. Please ensure you fit your face covering before entering the building and leave it on until you are safely outside. 

Recovery after Covid

Recovery after COVID

Sickness absence self certification form

GP surgeries have also been asked to consult with patients by telephone, rather than face to face. This measure protects our staff and patients. We will implement this change from Monday 16/3/20. Please rest assured that all our team here at The Green House are working extremely hard to implement measures to ensure we continue to provide a high standard of care to all our patients. There is no cause for alarm or panic, we have good contingency plans to ensure the continuity of your GP healthcare service. We ask for your patience and support at this challenging time for the NHS.

With effect from 19/3/20, as a result of demand on our service, we are increasing our turnaround time for repeat prescriptions to 72 hours. 

Please follow us on Facebook for regular updates on the changes to our services as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. 

https://www.facebook.com/greenhousesurgery/

Coronavirus - Specific advice  

https://thegreenhousesurgery.co.uk/info_form.aspx?p=18

National data opt-out 

National data opt out - patient poster

National data opt-out patient information

Information about national health screening 

Screening timeline

Medical Research 

Medical Research

Friends and Family Test

In addition to the national patient survey, we collect information about levels of patient satisfaction via the nationally approved NHS "Friends and Family Test". You can review the results, which are generally updated on a monthly basis, by visiting this website: 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/fft/friends-and-family-test-data/

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