MEDEN MEDICAL SERVICES
From 19 July, England’s COVID-19 legislation will change. From this date, we will continue to follow Government legislation, and in addition, will align our guidance on the use of facemasks to the advice given by Professor Chris Whitty, England’s Chief Medical Officer.
Medical settings are a higher risk environment and will need to be subject to more control measures than other public facilities.
We are acting very cautiously and are maintaining:
PPE for healthcare staff
Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientist, endorsed Prof Whitty’s guidelines adding: “Masks are most effective at preventing somebody else catching the disease from you, and they have some effect to prevent you catching it.”
The delta variant is much more transmissible, and patients may come to the surgery when they are contagious. It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients, and our staff, safe whilst we deliver our care.
If you have any symptoms such as a temperature, loss of taste or smell, or a cough, or any symptoms of the delta variant that have been described as a runny nose, sore throat, headache or sickness, then stay home, get a PCR test and follow the government guidelines.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Meden Medical Services
There has been a lot of press coverage regarding face to face appointments in GP surgeries.
We want to reassure our patients that WE ARE OPEN, and you CAN get a face to face appointment with a GP when clinically necessary.
As with many other GP surgeries, we have had to change our way of working to keep our staff and patients safe.
In the first instance please telephone the surgery on 01623 843521 or send us an online message if you have access to S1 online.
Calls and messages are triaged first by a clinician (either by telephone, or video call) and then the clinician will decide, after speaking with you whether you need to be seen face to face. If you do need to be seen, the clinician will book this for you and will see you in full PPE.
We ask all patients who are attending face to face appointments to wear a face covering and to sanitise your hands on arrival.
Patients who have a pre booked face to face appointment should expect a telephone call the previous day. They will be asked screening questions in relation to COVID 19.
These measures are all for your safety as well as the safety of our staff
Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Please follow the latest government guidance found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
If we are closed and your enquiry is urgent, please use the NHS 111 service, or call 999 in an emergency.
ACCESS THE ONLINE SYSTEM HERE: https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com
Not signed up?
For more information, please contact reception or next time you visit the surgery, bring with you a piece of photo ID (passport, driving licence) and something with your address on like a bank statement but not a gas or electric bill. If you don’t have these, please talk to us and we will help you sign-up
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
- book or cancel appointments online
- renew or order repeat prescriptions online
- view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found is more convenient and saves them time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices
Systmone online can be used through downloading the app on Apple or on android. You can also log in via the systmone website
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Want to have your say?
Join the Patient Group and help promote communication between patients and the Practice.
We would love to see you!
The group meets every 2-3 months in Warop Primary Care Centre. It is open to everyone, If you cannot attend meetings you can comment using the comments box in the waiting room.
Next meeting planned for: Thursday 26th March 2020 3pm
Welcome to Meden Medical Services
Meden Medical Services strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to patients in our area. All our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
Our Mission statement
We are part of a community based front-line National health service, dedicated to providing our patients with the best local care services delivered through prompt diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health issues, and the promotion of good healthy living choices.
To be consistently rated by our patients and regulatory bodies as providing a service which is safe, effective, caring, and responsive and well led.
- Making a meaningful impact
- Acting with integrity
- Communicating directly and honestly
- Developing & provide innovative solutions based on need
- Striving for continuous improvement
- Demonstrating teamwork
- Respecting others
This misson statement was produced & agreed in conjunction with our patient group.
See the appointments page for full details of our opening and consulting times.
We do provide extended hours which our surgeries are open from 7am Monday, Tuesday and Wedenesday which are prebookable online ( you need to register for this service) or by calling the surgery.
Medical Students - From time to time, the practice is involved with training medical students, and as a result medical students maybe present during your consultation. you are free to ask for them not to be present during your consultation. Please mention to the receptionist or doctor, that you wish for the medical student not to be present.
On the 4th Wednesday of every month, both sites will close at 12pm for PLT Training
Allocated named GP
Every patient that is registered at the practice is allocated a named GP. This GP is responsible for a patients overall care at the practice. If you wish to know who your allocated GP is then please do ask at reception.
If you would prefer that an alternative GP is your named allocated GP then please do let us know. If we are able to accommodate your request we will change this on your medical records.
Calls to and from the surgery are recorded and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 and the Data Protection Act 2018, calls are recorded for monitoring, training and dispute resolution purposes.
The purpose of call recording is to provide an exact record of the call which will:
- Protect the interests of both parties;
- Help improve Practice performance and best practice;
- Help protect Practice staff from abusive or nuisance calls;
- Establish the facts in the event of a complaint either by a patient or a member of staff and so assist in resolving it;
- Establish the facts and assist in the resolution of any medico-legal claims made against the practice or it clinicians;
- A call recording may also be used as evidence in the event that an employee’s telephone conduct is deemed unacceptable. In this situation the recording will be made available to the employee’s manager, to be investigated as per the Practice Disciplinary Policy
For further information please contact the surgery.
Website updated on: 15/07/2021