We need to continue to do what we can to keep people safe from catching Covid-19. One way we can all help with this is by continuing to wear a face-covering in our practice and we are asking all patients to do that, as well as our staff. Keeping our staff safe is essential to keep operating efficiently.
We are also continuing to make sure we don’t have large numbers of patients in our waiting areas and on the premises – again this is about reducing the chance of infection when there are rising rates in the community.
The various measures we have taken, including increased use of personal protective equipment, patients wearing face masks, holding more virtual consultations, social distancing and extra premises cleans have helped protect staff, patients and visitors over the past year. Taking these steps has also enabled us to continue providing many of the non-urgent services that would otherwise have been postponed.
We want to make sure you can all be confident about accessing or visiting local healthcare services safely.
Thank you for your understanding and your cooperation with this – it makes a huge difference.
Blood tests – routine blood tests postponed
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician feels that it is appropriate to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
COVID Vaccinations - Aged 16-17
All 16 and 17 year olds are now eligible for the COVID vaccination. Please visit https://covid.healthierfuture.org.uk/ for details of walk-in clinics. It is not yet possible to book an appointment via the national booking service.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
Information on the COVID-19 vaccine can be found here.
Information on the NHS COVID-19 Pass can be found here.
Important Notice - The Practice is now using AccuRx to carry out video consultations when appropriate. For more information please click here.
We are working hard at the surgery to keep you and your family members safe, whilst also keeping our staff safe and maintaining staffing levels.
We would ask that you follow all Government advice around facial coverings and social distancing particularly when you attend the surgery.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.
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 16/09/2021)