ORDERING/COLLECTING MEDICATION - EASTER 2024 BRIXWORTH/GUILSBOROUGH SURGERIES
Monday 25th March - Open 8:00 am to 6:30 pm (last day to request home delivery of medication before Easter)
Tuesday 26th March - Open 8:00 am to 6:30 pm (last day to order repeat prescriptions before Easter)
Wednesday 27th March - Open 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday 28th March - Open 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Friday 29th March CLOSED* - GOOD FRIDAY
Saturday 30th March Open - Guilsborough Surgery (for collections 9.00am-12.30pm)
- Brixworth Surgery - Closed*
Sunday 31st March CLOSED*
Monday 1st April CLOSED – EASTER MONDAY*
Tuesday 2nd April Open - 8.00 am to 6.30 pm
*If you need urgent medical attention when the practice is closed please dial 111 and speak to the NHS 111 Service. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency please dial 999
Covid Spring Booster
The Covid Spring Boosters will be available from April 2024 and will be given by the surgery.
Patients eligible for the vaccination are:-
Adults aged 75 and over
Residents in care homes for older adults
People aged 6 months and over who are immunosupressed
Eligible patients will be contacted in the next few weeks with information on how to book an appointment. Housebound patients will be contacted separately.
From 1 August our prescription lines at both sites will be open from 9.00am-12.30pm, Monday to Friday.
Digitisation of Saxon Spires Patient Paper Notes
Notification to patients for the digitisation of Lloyd George records
From 13th March, Saxon Spires Practice will be conducting a project to digitise all of our historic paper-based patient medical records commonly known as Lloyd George medical records.
Digitising these records will enable better utilisation of practice space, increase security as well as making the full patient record easily accessible at the point of care to clinical staff within the practice.
On completion of the digitisation process, paper-based records will be securely destroyed. The scanning and destruction of the paper records will follow strict data protection guidelines adhered to by the NHS.
Should Subject Access Requests be received, whilst this work is being undertaken, paper notes will not be available, but will be available as soon as they are integrated into medical records.
If you have a query about the scheme, please contact the Practice.
Lloyd George Digitisation Q&A
What is the Lloyd George envelope digitisation project?
The Lloyd George envelope digitisation project aims to digitise the historic paper patient records held by practices. These records are old GP records which are no longer added to as the patient’s current record is already digitised.
Why digitise Lloyd George Records?
To reduce the danger of misplaced or stolen records and improve patient safety and to free up space in general practice.
Can patients opt out of Digitisation?
No. It is mandatory. It is good practice for surgeries to notify patients in advance through website sites and notices displayed in practices.
Can patients request the original copy of the Lloyd George notes?
No. All records created by the NHS are classed as ‘public records’ under the public records act 1958 3 (1)-(2). Patients have a right to request copies of the health records relating to themselves under the UK GDPR and DPA 2018. The NHS organisation is the ‘holder’ of the record and is responsible for the lifetime of the record from creating, processing, retention using the NHS model, appraisal to determine whether they should be archived to the secure destruction of the record. The ‘holder’ must adhere to the following acts and codes of practice about the ‘health records’
Data Protection Act 2018, UK GDPR, Health records act 1990, Confidentiality: NHS code of practice, NHSX Records Code management code of practice for health and social care 2021, Professional Records Standard Body (PRSB) Health and Social care act 2008.
What happens if a patient changes GP Practice?
The patient’s record will be transferred electronically to the new GP Practice (GP2GP).
Northamptonshire Carers Drop-in Sessions
Northamptonshire Carers hold drop-in sessions on the first Tuesday of every month at Brixworth Library. These sessions provide an opportunity for Carers to seek further information or advice on the services and organisations that are out there to help and support them. Refreshments will be available and they look forward to seeing you.
Northamptonshire Carers can be contacted on 01933 677907, option 2.
Patient Participation Group Meeting
The next Patient Participation Group Meeting is being held on Wednesday, 21st February at 5pm in Brixworth Surgery.
Northamptonshire Carers Newsletter
Surgery Closure Dates
Staff Training (PLT)
For one afternoon every month, the surgery will be closed from 12.30pm to allow for staff training and development. We will be closed on the following dates in 2024:
Wednesday 17th January
Wednesday 14th February
Wednesday 20th March
Further dates to be confirmed.
Bank Holidays 2024
Monday 1 January - New Years Day
Friday 29 March - Good Friday
Monday 1 April - Easter Monday
Monday 6 May - May Bank Holiday
Monday 27 May - Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 26 August - Summer Bank Holiday
Wednesday 25 December - Christmas Day
Thursday 26 December - Boxing Day
NHS Health Checks
We offer a Health Check to patients between 40 – 74 to check blood pressure, raised cholesterol and any signs of early diabetes along with lifestyle advice. This health check is offered every 5 years to those patients who do not already have heart problems, diabetes or monitoring for raised blood pressure.
Please phone the surgery to see if you are eligible and to make an appointment.
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