SURGERY CLOSURE - PROTECTED LEARNING AFTERNOONS
During the afternoon of Thursday 28th November 2019 Trinity & Bowthorpe Medical Practice will be closed from 1.00pm to participate in a protected learning afternoon. Protected learning sessions provide the opportunity for GPs and practice staff to attend staff training and updates that are vital to ensure that practices remain up-to-date on a range of subjects which underpin the healthcare provided for patients across Norwich. This is supported by NHS England and Norwich CCG.
Every practice in Norwich will be closed and ALL staff including GPs will not be available as usual during the afternoon of the training. However, Integrated Care 24 Ltd (IC24) will provide cover during the afternoon by providing telephone triage between 1.00pm and 6.30pm. Where appropriate patients will be given an appointment to see a clinician. To access this service please telephone the surgery as normal or telephone NHS 111.
The surgeries will re-open as normal the following day.
Patients will be informed of future dates on our website and in practice.
Dates for the Protected Learning Afternoons in 2019/20 are:
Thursday 23rd January 2020
Wednesday 25th March 2020
HELP STOP CERVICAL CANCER BEFORE IT STARTS
It's estimated that cervical screening saves around 5,000 lives each year, but cervical screening is at a 20-year low, with one in four women in the UK not attending their appointment.
Everyone with a cervix, which is most women and many trans people, between the ages of 25 and 64 are invited to attend cervical screening every three or four five years, depending on their age.
Cervical screening only last five minutes. So don't ignore your invite, and if you miss your last screening, book an appointment with the practice today.
For more information and for tips to make your appointment more comfortable, visit nhs.uk/cervicalscreening
SAVE TIME - DO IT ONLINE!
GP online services gives patients the option to book appointments, request repeat prescriptions and view their GP records, using their computer, tablet or smartphone rather than having to phone or visit their practice.
Online services complement the existing ways patients can access appointments, prescriptions and their records. Our practices already have the facility to offer online access to records and transactional services for our patients.
If you are not already registered for GP online services please let a member of the practice team know you would like to use this service.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient groups exist to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
(Site updated 12/11/2019)