Important Notice - The Practice is now using AccuRx to carry out video consultations when appropriate. For more information please click here.
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
There are likely to be between 5,000 - 10,000 cases of Coronavirus in the UK undiagnosed.
The latest information from the Government:
If a patient has a cough (new and persistent) and a temperature of more than 37.8, these are minor symptoms of Coronavirus, no testing is available for these cases. Patient should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days. They should treat themselves with over the counter medications like they would with seasonal flu. There is no need for their family members to self-isolate unless they also have symptoms.
There is no longer a need for the Government to identify ALL cases, they want to ensure GP Surgeries and Hospitals are clear to treat other sick patients quickly and effectively.
If a patient's minor symptoms worsen, then they should not come back to us they should telephone 111, who will make the necessary arrangements for the patient based on severity and direct the, to other NHS services accordingly.
A travel history is also no longer important as this is a global pandemic now.
General information and advice can be accessed on www.gov.uk and www.nhs.uk
Click here for more information on GP Extended Access.
Our CQC Performance Rating is: GOOD
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. The CQC monitors, inspects and regulates hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries, dental practices and other care services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publishes what it finds, including performance ratings to help people choose care.
Welcome to Archway Surgery
Archway Surgery is a small, friendly NHS surgery and accepts patients for all areas of Bovingdon. The team is dedicated to providing the best clinical care and administrative support for patients.
We are an accredited Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and are able to perform minor operations. We have both male and female GPs who are chosen for their approach to primary care and their caring attitude to patients.
We aim to provide a first class standard of medical care in a friendly and professional manner. This website contains useful information about the services we can offer and how you can get the most out of a visit to the surgery.
We are always happy to receive feedback and suggestions to help us improve our care even further. We are keen to set up a patient’s forum to help do so – this is a group that would meet occasionally to let us hear your opinions about our services. If you are interested in finding out more about this please contact our practice manager.
Please find the practices Accessible Information Standards statement below:Accessible Information statement
Communication from the Health and Social Care Information Centre about opt-outs and your care information choices
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Sharing Patient Information
Anyone making healthcare decisions needs access to high quality information: doctors need it to inform their clinical decision making; patients need it when deciding which treatment is best for them; and commissioners need it when making decisions about which services are right for their populations.
Care.data is a new service being developed by NHS England which aims to achieve this ambition by providing timely, accurate information to citizens, clinicians and commissioners about the treatments and care provided by the health service.
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.
Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.
How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.
We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have. Posters and leaflets will be available in the practice and further information can be found at www.england.nhs.uk/caredata
(Site updated 19/05/2020)