New branch reminder
Are you in the right surgery?
Muirhouse medical Group opened a new branch surgery in the Pennywell All Care Centre in February 2018. GP and nurse services now run from the new Pennywell branch five days a week.
When you book an appointment, Reception will always tell you whether you will need to attend the main surgery or the new Pennywell Branch.
Some patients are still getting mixed up, so please do ask Reception if you are not sure which branch to attend for your next appointment.
Muirhouse extends a warm welcome to our new FY2 student doctor Rebecca Orr. Dr Orr works throughout the week, and is supervised by an experienced partner every day.
In May, a new Community Psychiatric Nurse, Carol Clarke, will join our practice.
Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to the wonderful Dr Johns who will be moving on from Muirhouse in June 2018.
Book with the Nurse Practitioner
Our Nurse Practitioner, Miriam Cameron, can assess, treat, diagnose and prescribe medicines for a wide range of medical conditions including:
- Stomach complaints
- Rashes and allergies
- Cold and flu symptoms
She can refer you on to specialist hospital services, and can arrange sick notes with your Doctor.
If you are pregnant, need a sick line, need help for your mental health or need to manage a chronic disease, it is best to still see a GP.
For everything else, consider seeing the Nurse Practitioner.
Appointments with Miriam have much better availability. If you feel you need a Same Day appointment, do ask if we have a Nurse Practitioner slot that you can book.
Data laws are changing in May 2018.
The practice will continue to share information with trusted partner organisations only if it is necessary for your direct medical care.
We will also continue to send you appointment reminders via text message.
For more information, see our website for the latest version of our Privacy Notice.
Have you been screened
Have you received a bowel cancer screening kit in the post this year? If so, you may notice that the kit has changed.
All adults aged between 50—74 years of age receive a bowel cancer screening test kit posted directly to their home address.
If you have any questions, or want more information about bowel screening, please ask our Reception Staff.
You may want an appointment with a practice nurse to understand why screening is important.
In addition, all women aged 25—64 will be invited for regular cervical screening. If you’re not sure if you need to be screened, ask at Reception and we can check.
Or make your appointment for your next cervical screening test with a practice nurse.
Do you suffer from asthma? We invite patients with asthma for a review with an experienced practice nurse every year (children every 6 months).
You can get your medication checked, discuss any problems you may have managing your condition, and get the latest asthma advice.
Asthma review invites are sent out by post. However, if you feel you need help at any time managing your asthma, speak to Reception and we can book you in for an early review.
Patients who order online repeat prescriptions will notice a change to our website service on 22 May 2018.
We will be migrating to a new online service website called patient-services.co.uk.
Patients will be prompted to create a new account after the 22 May 2018. You will still be able to order your repeat prescription as normal.
However the new website offers a better experience on mobile devices, and new features.
If you need help when we move to the new online service, do please ask at Reception for assistance. We can guide you through the process.
GP Link Workers
GP Link workers work in the surgery and can provide extra help to patients.
The GP Link workers can:
- identify existing support, such as local groups and services
- agree practical goals and the support you need to achieve these goals
- accompany you to these support services until a strong link is made
Doctors, Nurses and Reception staff can refer you to the Muirhouse Link workers.
Please make sure you inform us of any changes to your contact details, including mobile phone. You can do this online https://bit.ly/2rJKPja
You can also ask us to record a Next of Kin to your medical record.
If there is a medical emergency, it is crucial we have your correct information.