A Message for all our students who may be going away to college this Autumn

You may be moving way from Morpeth soon to study or to work and at Greystoke Surgery we felt it may help to explain to you how you can see a GP whilst you are away. There are two options:

 You can stay registered at Greystoke Surgery and while you are away, you can see a local GP there on a temporary basis if you need to. The advantages of this way are that we can keep your records and when you are home you are able to see doctors who know you well. If you have very few ill health problems this can be a very efficient way. We have also found that when someone young becomes very poorly, they often return home to their parents to be looked after and it can be helpful to have access to your notes at such times.

 The second option is to register with a doctor in the place you are going to. You may well be told this is what you HAVE to do, which is not actually the case. If you choose to register with a new doctor your records will be transferred there and if you need to be seen by a doctor when back in Morpeth, it would then be on a temporary basis here. This option is best for those people who have significant health needs and are likely to need to see a GP on a regular basis while they are away.

 If you would like to discuss this further with us at Greystoke, please feel free to ring our practice manager. 

May we wish you all the very best in your chosen venture.

New registrars at Greystoke

 

At the start of August we had three new registrars join the team they are :

 Doctors Graeme Denman , Rachel Jones and Zeenat Rahaman

 they will be with us for between 6 months and 1 year and will be seeing patients from the start of September.  We welcome them to our team and hope they enjoy their stay with us . To read more about them please down load a copy of the latest Greystoke Gazette

Greystoke Patient Participation Goup

This group meets six times per year and it aims to provide general comments on the day to day running of the Practice from the patient’s point of view. It seeks to enhance communication and co-operation between the Practice and its patients in any positive way it can. It try’s to achieve this by:

  • Ensuring that services provided are responsive to patients needs.
  • It carries out surveys and provides information on topics relevant to the effective management of the Practice.
  • Raising public awareness of the services and facilities available.
  • Supporting the Practice in its dealings with other organisations.

The group is currently electing a new chairman from within the group and is looking to organise a Health Education event in the near future. We are looking for members of our patient population to join the group and we are particularly interested in hearing from patients with young children who might be able to spare some time to contribute to the group. If you are interested please contact our practice manager Jonathan Bradley at the surgery on 01670 511393 or email him at JH.Bradley@nhs.net

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Patients

We are open normal hours over the Chirstmas Period apart from:

Tuesday 24th  December 2013 Chirstmas Eve 8 am until 6 PM
Wednesday 25th December 2013 Christmas Day Closed
Thursday 26th December 2013 Boxing Day Closed
Tuesday 31st December 2013 New Year’s Eve 8 am until 6 PM
Wednesday 1st January 2014 New Year’s Day Closed

For Urgent Care when we are closed please dial the NHS 111 service.