A message from Dr Orton
“You will no doubt be aware of the problems in General Practice nationally, with GP practices closing and a recruitment crisis.
We understand the concerns arising following announcements of three GP Partner retirements from Stoneleigh Surgery. We were determined to avoid going down the road of large conglomerate practices with poor patient access and little continuity of care, that have become the solutions in other areas. So we are pleased to inform you that thanks to support from our neighbouring practices, we are well on our way with planning for next year, and are optimistic regarding recruitment. The specifics have yet to be worked out, and we will keep you informed, but our intention and our expectation is, that you, as a patient, will not notice any difference in the way your surgery works, except, perhaps, for a few new faces!”
New test messaging service and MyGP app
We have recently changed our text messaging service provider so you may notice that your text reminders are a little different, but hopefully not too different! This new service not only provides patient text reminders and the ability to cancel appointments via text, but also a new ‘myGP’ app. The app allows you to book, view available appointments and cancel appts on the move. It will also direct you to Patient Access to order your repeat prescriptions when on the move. One of the benefits of the app is that it enables parents of younger children to be able to create a ‘family’ and this will allow parents to book and cancel any of their children’s appointments.
You will find the link to the app here, why not sign up today:
PLT – Surgery closed for training
We will be closed for training from 1pm on the following dates: PLT Dates
- Complete a SELF-REFERRAL FORM online @ www.uhmb.nhs.uk/maternity
A member of the maternity administrative team will contact you within 5 working days to arrange your first appointment with your midwife. If you should require help completing the online referral, please contact the admin team on the following telephone numbers:
Barrow/Kendal areas: 01229 403838, Mon-Fri 09.00 – 16.30
Lancaster area: 01524 584130, Mon-Fri 09.00-16.30
Maternity Electronic Patient Record System
From the 1st March 2018 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust will be introducing an Electronic Patient Record System (EPR). Your midwife will record all your information and care electronically and you will no longer need to carry handheld paper records.
PLEASE NOTE FROM APRIL 19TH 2018, MEDICATION REVIEWS WILL BE DONE BY JIM LOUDON, OUR CLINICAL PHARMACIST. PLEASE VIEW THE MEDICATION REVIEW PAGE ON OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Did you know WEEKEND GP APPOINTMENTS are now available?
In partnership with your GP,Cumbria Health on Call (who provide our evening & weekend emergency GP services), are offering WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS at Westmorland General Hospital or Furness General Hospital.
You will be seen by a GP who has access to your medical records and who can provide the same service as your usual GP.
Healthcare Assistant appointments are also available.
Please ask at your surgery if you would like to book a WEEKEND appointment – you will be given the choice of Westmorland General or Furness General Hospitals.
KENDAL: Westmorland General Hospital, Burton Road, Kendal, LA9 7RG | Use the main hospital outpatients entrance and report to the CHoC receptionist. Parking charges apply.
BARROW: Furness General Hospital, Dalton Lane, Barrow in Furness, LA14 4LF | Use the main A&E Entrance and report to the CHoC receptionist. Parking charges apply
Capital Building, Hilltop Heights, London Road, CARLISLE, CA1 2NSTel: 01228 514830, Fax: 01228 402803, Email: [email protected]
Would you like to give us your opinion, make decisions about how the Practice is run but don’t have time to attend meetings? Why don’t you join our virtual patient participation group? Please speak to a member of staff for more information and details about how to join.