Dr Adam Janjua - a GP from Fleetwood Practice. He has given us permission to use it as there is a relevance to us all in the perception that the public and media seem to have regarding General Practice and the attitude and abuse our receptionists are having to cope with. Please watch and think twice before being abusive to staff who have worked extremely hard throughout the pandemic to keep GP services running for all our patients. Please also read the section relating to GP Practices being open and how to best access our services. We know the majority of our patients are kind and rational people who understand the pressure but there are more than a few who think it is acceptable to treat the team with abuse – mainly because they cannot get exactly what they want. These people will be treated with zero tolerance and removed from our registered list
GP practices are open and continue to provide services as they have done throughout the pandemic. This means that for patients, their GP practice is open and providing GP services, with face to face appointments available to those who need them.
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Stress is a normal reaction to the rapidly changing and uncertain times we are all living in at the moment. If you are feeling a bit more stressed than usual and would like to learn how to deal with common problems like anxiety, depression, panicky feelings, poor sleep and poor wellbeing then please contact Supporting Minds Blackpool for support.
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From October 2019 the ordering of repeat prescriptions will no longer be possible from local pharmacies. Instead, patients will be required to order directly from the practice or use online services such as myGP or Patient Access.
NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and buys local health services, has introduced the changes to improve patient safety and reduce unnecessary costs from waste. The change will also bring Blackpool into line with the rest of Lancashire and much of the country.
We have seen that when patients order their own prescriptions this is safer and reduces waste. Over-ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines present a real risk to patient safety. It also costs the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year.
The only thing that is changing is that patients will not be able to order a repeat prescription at their local pharmacy and pharmacists will not be able to order prescriptions on patients’ behalf. Patients will still be able to collect or receive their medication from wherever they do now.
Practices will work with any particularly vulnerable patients and their families to ensure they are not negatively affected by the changes. Any patients the practices or pharmacies feel would struggle to cope with the change will be exempt and will be allowed to continue having prescriptions ordered on their behalf.
If you need help signing up to myGP or Patient Access, please speak to a receptionist on your next visit to the practice.
Anyone affected by this change who has concerns can email firstname.lastname@example.org call 01253 955480.
myGP app is a patient facing service for smartphones. The app is designed to improve patient access to primary care services, to enable safe and secure communication between the practice and its patients, support data collection and to encourage self-care through monitoring and medicines adherence. It allows anywhere, anytime access – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at home or abroad.
Core functionalities of the current version of the myGP are:
- Appointment booking/cancellation
- Call/Recall Campaign
- Circle of Care
- Patient-to-practice communication
- Medication Reminders
Registration takes just a few minutes. You need to download the app on to your android or iOS device, then register using your date of birth and mobile phone number for authentication (you must have your mobile number registered with the practice for the app to authenticate your registration). Once this is done you will be sent a text message with an authorisation code.
This website provides many online facilities, including appointment booking and cancellation, registration, prescription ordering, and much more. It also contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the surgery. We hope you find the website useful and informative.