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The Evolving Times of General Practice

General Practice is under huge pressure.

Many practices across the country are short of doctors, and demand for services is higher than ever before.

There has been no increased investment in General Practice for years. Our Doctors sometimes do eighty or more consultations in a day; this is not sustainable.

Our Doctors are frequently dealing with issues that other members of our team(such as Nurse or admin team), could have dealt with, and are then pressed for time when seeing people who are seriously unwell.

To try to make the system more efficient, but also to try and maintain good access to your named GP, we are trailing two new systems.

  •  Quick GP Message ©The Elms Practice 2016 

  •  E-Consult

Ask for more information at the reception desk or follow the links provided to access these services on our homepage.

 

NHS App

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What the NHS App does

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  • check your symptoms
  • find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • order repeat prescriptions
  • view your GP medical record securely
  • register to be an organ donor
  • choose how the NHS uses your data
See this NHS App page for further details.
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