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WHEN TWO BECOMES ONE….

We are very pleased to announce the Cloisters Practice and Westgate Practice will be merging in the near future, under the Westgate name.

Please select ‘Practice Merger’ from the list on the right hand side of this page for further information about this and for a list of FAQs. You can also visit The Westgate Practice website by clicking on the following link http://www.westgatepractice.co.uk/

As a result of the good progress that has been made ‘behind the scenes’ by both Practices and NHS England it has been agreed that the date of the merger between Westgate and Cloisters Practices be brought forward to the 1st of December 2017. For further information please see the Practice Merger tab on the right hand side of this page.

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The Practice is pleased to inform our patients that, as of Monday 2nd October 2017 Sister Esther Hunt will begin to see patients as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP). Sister Hunt will be able to assess and treat common conditions such as throat infections, chest infections, ear infections, rashes and abdominal pain etc. Please call the surgery as you normally would to make an appointment should you require one.

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FLU VACCINATION APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAIABLE TO BOOK. WE ARE HOLDING A FLU CLINIC ON SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER - CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - CALL 01543 416655 OR ASK AT RECEPTION TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOUR FLU JAB

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Find out more about e-consult by clicking on this link -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbg1AhkmZkU&feature=youtu.be

The Cloisters Practice News

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Did you know we need a letter of authority/consent to share medical information?

Patient confidentiality is very important to us and we will not share your medical information without your consent.

Have you ever thought about who will help you with your appointments or medical information as you age or if you became unable to deal with things yourself?

If you wish us to be able to discuss your medical information with a family member or friend you can complete a letter of authority/consent. This can be done at any time in advance of you needing it and may help relieve the stress of your family member if you suddenly became unable to deal with things yourself.

If this is something that you think you would like to do please ask for a form at reception.

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Following the CQC visit to our Practice in February 2015, we have received an offical rating of GOOD.

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Who is your Named GP - click here for more information.

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Online Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescription Ordering

Are you registered for our online appointment booking facility? If not please ask at reception for a registration form to book your GP appointments online

You are now able to order your repeat prescriptions online.

Register for this facility today by asking for the application form from reception

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Named GP's for over 75's

All patients aged 75 and over are required to have a named GP responsible for their care. This does not affect you seeing other Doctors in the Practice. To find out who your named GP is, please call us on 01543 416655. for more information, please see our Practice leaflet Named GP for over 75s.doc

Travel Vaccinations global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travel Health Questionnaire

In order for us to offer the appropriate advice, a travel questionnaire is required to be completed and returned to the practice before we are able to book your appointment we must have received your completed two to three working days before your appointment. Please download and print out the travel questionnaire below, and send it back to the surgery.

Pre Travel Questionnaire

You can also download our practice leaflet below on travel vaccination guidelines and services.

Travel Vaccination Leaflet

Yellow Fever

If you require the yellow fever injection as part of your vaccinations, unfortunately we are unable to adminsiter the vaccine at the practice but there are a number of alternative yellow fever centres who will be able to provide this for you, please see below;

The Westgate Practice               The Langton Practice                  Masta Travel Clinic
Greenhill Health Centre               Grange Medical Centre                Handsworth Wood Med Centre
Church Street                             Eastern Avenue                         110-112 Church Lane
Lichfield                                     Lichfield                                    Birmingham
Staffs                                        Staffs                                       B20 2ES
WS13 6JL                                 WS13 7FA
TEL: 01543 416633                    TEL: 01543 440819                    TEL: 0330 100 4128


 There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

EuropeEurope & RussiaNorth AmericaNorth America
Central AmericaCentral AmericaSouth AmericaSouth America
CaribbeanCaribbeanAfricaAfrica
Middle EastMiddle EastCentral AsiaCentral Asia
East AsiaEast AsiaAustralasia Australasia and Pacific


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

 

 
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