Welcome to Heathcote Medical Centre
Our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
NEW DOCTOR STARTING AT HEATHCOTE
We welcome Dr Teresa Tang to the practice the week commencing 12 January 2015. Dr Tang will be working Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
IT IS FLU SEASON SO PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE OVER 65 OR WITHIN AN AT RISK GROUP. ALSO CHILDREN AGED 2, 3 OR 4 CAN HAVE THE NASAL SPRAY. PLEASE SEE THE LINK TO THE RIGHT FOR INFORMATION ON FLU VACCINATIONS.
We also ask patients to note that appointments can be cancelled by telephone any time of the day, even out of hours. There is an option to leave a message so you do not need to get through to a receptionist. Please use this and help us free up much needed appointments.
NEW PRIVATE MINOR SURGERY SERVICE
Only available for non Heathcote registered patients Do you have any warts, skin tags or moles that you would prefer to be without? If so then click on the LINK for more information on how these could easily be removed.
ONLINE PRESCRIPTION SERVICE
Our new online repeat prescription ordering system is now fully operational. If you would like to order your repeat prescriptions online please contact the surgery and ask to be signed up to EMIS access. The receptionist should be able to provide you with a full instruction letter and PIN on seeing proof of your identity (photo ID please). Please note that online prescriptions are only available for patients over the age of 16. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience but Patient Access integrates with patient data and we must protect patient confidentiality. This is also why we must be strict in requiring photographic ID.Learn More....
NEW HEALTH CHECKS SERVICE
We are now offering health checks to patients aged between 40 and 74 who are not already being monitored with a serious condition.
The check is to assess your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia. If there are any warning signs, then together we can do something about it.
The check should take about 20-30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, gender, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.
Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy. For more information please see the website: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/
If you wish to make an appointment with one of our health care assistants please see reception or call the surgery at your convenience.
National Care Data Programme
Every household in England should receive the leaflet ‘Better Information means better care leaflet'. The leaflet is to raise awareness amongst patients about how their information is used for purposes beyond their direct care, including for the care.data programme. Please follow this link to the NHS England page for further information and the dedicated helpline number. We would suggest patients use this number as they will receive appropriate advice. There are purpose designed opt out forms available at the surgery for completion.
(Site updated 19/01/2015)