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We are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, if you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re opens please phone 03000 24000

Dr PENNY SOWDEN

Dr Sowden is currently on extended sick leave. She is recovering from surgery and will be away for several months. If you usually see Dr Sowden any of our other doctors will be happy to look after you.  

RETIREMENT NOTICE - DR PHILLIPPA HUGHES

It is with regret we announce the retirement of Dr Phillippa Hughes at the end of May 2019, she will be greatly missed by her colleagues and patients, we wish her every happiness in the future.  

If you have an urgent medical problem which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens please phone our out of hours service by dialing: 111.  Your call will be triaged and you may be given an appointment with the out of hours doctor who is based at Oak Lane Surgery (6 Oak Lane) in Twickenham or you may be directed to the Teddington Urgent Care Centre  at Teddington Memorial Hospital.

If you just require general medical advice or to make an appointment with a GP at one our GP Hubs please call NHS111 by dialing: 111.  Hub GPs are located at Teddington Memorial Hospital and Sheen Lane Surgery in Sheen. 

Did you get great care today?  Please visit: www.iwantgreatcare.org to leave feedback for Richmond Lock Surgery, or complete an NHS Friends & Family card when you next visit us. The NHS Friends & Family test is also now available on this website. Your comments are really important & will help improve the service for you and others.

If you would like to register for our ONLINE services please pick up a form from Reception. Once you have registered & have your user name & password you will be able to book an appointment to see a doctor, cancel an appointment & order repeat prescriptions online via the 'links' at the bottom of the Home Page.

Are you interested in joining our Patient Participation Group? All registered patients are welcome. Please ask reception for further details and an application form. Our PPG meets quarterly and you can read their annual report below which gives details of our survey results, action plan & future commitments. Thank you to those patients who participated in the survey.

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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