SURGERY NEWS

Dr Barbara Crabtree - Retirement

After over 29 years service, Dr Crabtree has retired as a partner at Luson Surgery.  We anticipate having a replacement GP in place in the new year.  In the meantime Dr Crabtree's patients will be able to see any of the other GPs when necessary.

We wish Dr Crabtree a long and happy retirement.

 

Improved Access Scheme - July 2017

  • From 1st July 2017 patients can book routine appointments until 8.00pm each weekday, and on Saturday morning.
  • These routine appointments will be at a GP Practice within the Taunton Deane Area, as practices will be open on a rotational basis to see each other's patients.
  • Luson Surgery will open on Monday and Thursday evenings.
  • All appointments are by prior arrangement, and no walk-in service will be available.
  • Patients with acute problems who require medical assistance can still call 111.

 

Dr Theresa Foxton joining the practice

Dr Janes left the practice at the end of February, and has now been replaced by Dr Theresa Foxton.  Dr Foxton will take over the majority of Dr Janes patient list.  Any patients moved to another GP have receive a letter advising them.  Dr Foxton will work all day on Tuesday and Thursday, and Friday mornings.

 

On-line Access - enhancement from 1st April 2016

Patients are now able to view details of all coded entries and test results recorded in their medical record in addition to medications, allergies, ordering repeat medication and booking appointments with their GP on-line.
In order to access the system, patients will need to visit the surgery, bringing photo identification, to obtain a password to allow registration on the website.  If you already have access and would like to take advantage of this enhancement, you will need to visit the surgery, againing bringing photo identification, to enable us to enhance your access.

 

Values by which we operate

We have put together a statement of the core values by which we run the practice.  These values are displayed in the practice, and a copy can be viewed by clicking here.

 

Electronic Prescribing - release 2 - 12th May 2015

From 12th May 2015 prescriptions can be sent electronically, direct to the Pharmacy of your choice, without the need for you to collect a signed form from the surgery.  If you already have an arrangement with a Pharmacy to collect your prescriptions from the surgery, please ask us to update your records.  If not then ask at your Pharmacy, and they will sign you up for the service, which will save time for both you and us.

 

On-line Access - enhancement from 1st April 2015

Patients are now able to view details of all medications and allergies recorded in their medical record in addition to ordering repeat medication and booking appointments with their GP on-line.
In order to access the system patients will need to visit the surgery, bringing photo identification, to obtain a password to allow registration on the website.

 

Blood Clinics

Following the departure of Maggie Leyden after many years of service, our weekly blood clinics will in future be run by Wendy Bass on Wednesday morning.

 

On-line Access for Repeat Prescriptions & Appointment Booking

Patients are now able to order repeat medication and book appointments with their GP on-line. In order to access the system patients will need to visit the surgery, bringing photo identification, to obtain a password to allow registration on the website.

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