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Flu Vaccinations 2017


Invitations have now sent out by letter, SMS and email to our Adult Flu Vaccination clinics, which are on a walk-in basis from 8:45am to 11:30am on Saturday 30th September and Saturday 21st October 2017. A further clinic will be added if necessary; clinics for under 18s will be announced in due course.

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Flu Vaccinations 2017

Invitations have now sent out by letter, SMS and email to our Adult Flu Vaccination clinics, which are on a walk-in basis from 8:45am to 11:30am on Saturday 30th September and Saturday 21st October 2017. A further clinic will be added if necessary; clinics for under 18s will be announced in due course.

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HERTFORDSHIRE HEALTH WALKS

The Berkhamsted Autumn Health Walks Programme has been published. Please come along!

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New Practice Computer System

Milton House Surgery moved to a new practice computer system on Tuesday 16th May 2017.

 

We thank our patients for their patience during this busy period whilst we get used to using the new system. We have provided additional doctor cover whilst current staff train and familiarise themselves.

IMPORTANT: please would online service users contact the surgery to obtain registration details for the new online system, Patient Access. There is a Patient Access app for smartphones and tablets that patients can download from Apple or Google Play.

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Contacting Milton House Surgery

Please would patients be aware that Milton House, in common with other GP practices nationally, is experiencing high demand and working under extreme pressure.

The partners will not tolerate any abusive behaviour, rudeness or swearing towards our staff, and any patients who do this may be removed from the practice list.

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Do you need transport to be able to attend a hospital appointment?

Please ring 020 8045 4254 to see whether you qualify for this service. This is a new provider for this service from 4th March 2017, which is available to arrange non-emergency transport for hospital appointments. You will be required to answer a few medical questions with regards to your health and mobility to see whether you qualify for this.

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REMINDER: Deadline Time for Prescription Requests

PLEASE NOTE that the deadline to submit a prescription request is 10.30 a.m., to be ready for collection within two working days if you are collecting from the surgery or three days if you collect from a pharmacy.

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New "Wellbeing" service

Click here for further details.

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Did not attend appointment policy

Click here for details for our policy on removal of patients who do not attend their appointment.

If you are unable to keep your appointment but you don't cancel it in good time we cannot offer it to someone else who wants one.

One way of not forgetting is to take advantage of our Text Messaging service.

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Dacorum Patient Group

If you are interested in becoming involved in the wider Dacorum Patient Group please click here for details of forthcoming elections.

Alternatively, you may wish to join the Milton House Patient Group. Please click here for further details.

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Patient Confidentiality Consent Form

New form available to authorise us to discuss/accept instructions on your behalf. Futher details can be found here.

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Please complete our "Friends and Family" Test

NHS England requires all surgeries to encourage patients to participate in the Friends and Family Test which involves completing a short, ONE question form with the option of adding further comments or not.

We would really appreciate if you could take the time to do this for us in one of two ways:

  1. Electronically by clicking here
  2. Completion of a paper format in the surgery waiting room and posting in the response box provided there

If you have any questions about this then please ask a member of staff.

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Electronic Prescription Service now available here

We can now send your prescription electronically to your nominated pharmacy avoiding the need for you to collect a paper prescription. To participate in this service you just need to nominate a pharmacy you wish to collect your medication from.  You can either speak to the pharmacy directly or come into the surgery to do this. Further details can be found on this website.

Alternatively you may wish to download the following leaflet giving further information on this service.

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Have you been asked to, or do you need to have your blood taken at the hospital?

Click here for the list of current opening times for the Hemel Hempstead, Watford & St. Albans sites.

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Non NHS Services fees now payable in advance

An increasing number of forms we are asked to complete by patients are not being collected despite the doctor having spent the time to complete them. We have therefore decided that all requests for Non NHS services e.g. completion of claim forms etc. will need to be paid for in advance of the form being completed.

This will also enable you to know the amount you need to pay at the time of leaving the form with us rather than discovering what it will be after it has been completed. Details of our current fees for Non NHS Services can be found here The list is not exhaustive so please contact a member of the Patient Services Team if you need any clarification.

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Have you been referred to Buckinghamshire for a Hospital appointment?

If so, please be aware that you may be asked to go to either Stoke Mandeville, Wycombe or Amersham Hospital for this.  Some clinics are only held in certain hospitals.

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Email Correspondence

Please be aware that the surgery cannot enter into any type of consultation with a nurse or doctor using email. It is not considered a safe way of contacting them. Patients should instead telephone the surgery to make either a 5 minute telephone appointment with a doctor/nurse to initially speak with them on an agreed date, or to make a face to face appointment instead.

If you receive a similar message to this in response to an email you have sent then it should be considered that your request in your email has not been actioned. You should telephone the surgery and speak to a member of our staff instead.

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Dental problems? - we are unable to issue antibiotics

You will need to contact a dentist for this as we are not able to treat any type of dental problem - Find a dentist

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Can't get to see a doctor when you'd like to? Can our Nurse Practitioner help?

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NHS Hertfordshire CALL 111 service

Patients should use the CALL111 service for anything other than an emergency/life threatening situation. In an emergency/life threatening situation you should dial 999 as before.
 
Click on this link to read more details

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