Welcome to East Harling & Kenninghall Medical Practice
At our Practice the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Kenninghall Surgery East Harling Surgery
In addition to everything you need to know about the Practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
2014 FLU VACCINATION
If you are eligible to receive a flu vaccination but have not yet had one, please contact us at your earliest convenience to book your appointment.
Eligible patients are:
Over 65 years of age
With a chronic respiratory, heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease in patients over 6 months of age
Diabetic patients - aged 6 months and over
Immunosuppression due to disease treatment - aged 6 months or over
No spleen or dysfunction of spleen
Carers; those in receipt of carers allowance or the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill
All children aged 2,3 and 4 years on the 1st September 2014 will be eligible for flu vaccination. This will be given intranasally, but if this route is contraindicated, it will be given by injection.
GP2GP (1st January 2015)
From 1st January 2015 the Practice will be implementing GP2GP. This is a system which enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP Practices. The GP2GP process starts when a new patient registers with a Practice and is accepted onto their list.
The system will improve patient care as GPs will usually have full and detailed medical records available to them for a new patient's first consultation.
GP2GP electronic transfers will be more accurate and secure - and much faster than the current paper-based approach, which can take weeks to complete.
Patient Access to Medical Records (31st March 2015)
This Practice is planning to offer patients the facility to view areas of their medical records online. The areas patients will be able to access will include a summary of information relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions. As well as viewing this information, there will be the facility to download and print it.
This will hopefully be available by 31st March 2015, subject to the availability of this service on our clinical system. Once the system is up and running, if patients do require online access to other areas of their record they will need to speak with the Practice to facilitate this.
Our Survey Report has been completed and is accessable by clicking on the 'Survey Report' tab on the righthand side of this page under the 'Further Information' column. Our report shows the methodology used to determine our survey questions for this year, the survey results and the Practice Action Plan. Also included, broken down into categories, are responses from the Practice to all the various comments and suggestions made by patients. Thank you to all those who completed our Survey and we would now welcome any feedback regarding our report and Action Plan.
NHS HEALTH CHECKS
These are available for 40 – 74 year old patients who do not currently have a diagnosis of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension or stroke. We are eager to promote a healthier lifestyle. Blood pressure, weight and cholesterol testing can be performed. Additionally, advice regarding healthy eating and exercise is offered. The Health Care Assistants, with Practice Nurse support, provide appointments for these services during routine clinics (please request a double appointment).
DATA EXTRACTION - How Information about You Helps Us To Provide Better Care
Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.
This information along with your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information.
This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.
You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
More detailed information can be found by clicking on the Care Data tab (15) on the right hand side of this page.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION ORDERING SERVICE - EMIS ACCESS
If you usually order your repeat prescriptions on-line, you will notice that the link below has changed to EMIS Access. If you have not already done so, in order to be able to utilise this secure service, you will need to register. To do this, you will need to visit the Surgery and ask for a Patient Access Registration form at Reception. You must also bring a form of photographic ID with you as without this we will be unable to register you for this service.
The previous on-line method for repeat prescription ordering has been withdrawn in totality and therefore you will need to register for EMIS Access to enable you to continue to order your medication on-line.
NOTE: For anyone who does not have photographic ID or is housebound and unable to attend the Surgery, please contact Mrs. R. Leech or Mrs. S. Ragg; we want as many patients as possible to be able to access this service and will do all we can to facilitate this.
PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP
The Practice runs a Patient Reference Group which consists of patients who have signed up to be contacted by us, via email, and canvassed for their views on the Practice and the services we provide. We are always seeking new members and if you are interested in joining, please click on the Patient Group Link on the righthand side of this page for more information.
(Site updated 14/10/2014)