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Such a Shame

Relaxing on Sunday morning I was very sad to read about the recent death of James Gandolfini (aged 51) the star of the Sopranos television show.

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Priorslegh Medical Centre is pleased to welcome Annette Boden who is a private hypo-psychologist and counsellor.

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Priorslegh has for a long time had GP registrars in practice. Registrars are qualified doctors who have been working in a hospital but have now chosen the pathway of a GP.

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What is EMIS Access and how can it help me?

EMIS Access is a tool created by EMIS that lets patients take more control of their healthcare. When using EMIS Access you will be able to order your repeat medication and book appointments without having to ring or come to the surgery.
Soon we will be introducing the next stage which will allow you access to your medical records online.

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Another busy week in general practice has gone by with a Bank holiday included.

This has given the builders and carpet fitters a chance to really move on.

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Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.

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