We have been seeing patients face to face since the beginning of the pandemic in line with government and public health guidance. Our first priority is the safety of patients and staff as we have many vulnerable patients and Covid 19 is still present in our local area. The limitations of our premises, with a very small waiting room and reception area, means we still need to limit the number of patients in the building at one time. With this in mind, we are moving towards offering patients a choice of remote or face to face consultations as quickly and safely as we can over the next few weeks
'Try the NHS App'
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.
If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'
Would you like to consult your Doctor online?
The online booking appointment system has been temporarily suspended at the surgery and we ask all patients to use the NHS app, eConsult or to ring the practice to book an appointment. This will ensure that we are able to fully assess risk before appointments are booked at the surgery.
As you are aware the practice uses eConsult and patients are advised to seek advice via this service. Please visit the services section on our website for further information and access to the eConsult service
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Face Mask Exemptions
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver, shop staff).
Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Murdishaw Health Centre is sorry that we cannot help with requests.
Staying Active during lockdown has been updated with some important information for older adults.
Reducing the risk of falling provides a booklet from our Health Improvement team and a link within this booklet to some simple exercises to help prevent falls.
Have you registered for Patient Access?
You can access parts of your medical records including blood test results, medications & consultations with your GP.
Please speak to a Care Navigator if you wish to register (you must provide photographic ID to be able to register for this service)
Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS).
Anyone requiring support or advice should contact the PALS service via the free phone number: 0800 218 2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Protected Learning Time
The practice will be closed from 1pm on the following dates
24th June 2021
14th July 2021
15th September 2021
30th September 2021
20th October 2021
25th November 2021
The reason for the closure is so that the practice staff and Clinicians can have protected time to undertake training. Should you require medical assistance during the times when we are closed please dial the surgery number as normal and you will be redirected to the NHS 111 service who will be able to assist you further.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Murdishaw Health Centre in the last financial year was £101,565 before tax and National Insurance.
(Site updated 19/06/2021)