Named Accountable GP

From the 1st April 2015 the NHS requires that every patient is allocated a named accountable GP. All patients registered patients have been allocated a named GP and any newly registered patients will be allocated a named GP within 21 days of registering. This is for administrative purposes only and you retain the right to see any of our GPs. You will still be able to book an appointment with the GP of your choice.

What does ‘accountable’ mean?

The named accountable GP takes responsibility for the co-ordination of all medical services and ensures they are delivered to each of their patients where required.

This new arrangement has been introduced to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that work is carried out on their behalf.

Does the requirement mean 24-hour responsibility for patients?

No. The named GP will not:

• take on responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals

• take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours.

• be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient

Can patients choose their own named GP?

Patients have been allocated a named GP by the practice. However, if a patient requests a particular GP, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate their preference.

Do patients have to see the named GP when they book an appointment with the practice?

No. Patients are free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice.

If you would like to know who your named accountable GP is, or you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated please contact the surgery for more information.

If you wish to change your named GP you will need to complete a named GP form, please contact reception for this form.

Any issues with this please ask to speak to Steph Celso (Practice Manager) or Sam Baker-Green (Operations Lead).

Prescription Hub

 

As of the 1st November all prescriptions for Streamside Surgery practice will be dealt with by the new PCN Prescription Hub – Severnvale Prescription Hub.

 

Please e-mail your requests to bnssg.streamsideprescriptions@nhs.net and for medication queries only please call 01454 205099, lines will be open from 10am-12:30 and 14:30-17:30.

 

Please visit our post on this new update for more information – Severnvale Prescription Hub | Streamside Surgery

 

 

Spring Boosters – UPDATE March/April 2022

 

Severn View Family Pratice will be commencing the administration of the Covid-19 spring boosters on behalf of Severnvale PCN W/C 4th April. They will be holding the clinics in the Vaccination POD and running them Mon – Fri. Invites will start to be sent out later this week. They will be inviting over 75’s and those in the category of immunosuppressed. Please wait to be invited.

 

The government and NHS England have asked us to focus on vaccinating in the coming weeks,  We appreciate your patience. As always, their team will be working hard to prioritise those who are most in need. Thank you for your understanding.

 

If you have already received a text message or letter from the Surgery about booking your vaccine, please use the link in the text message to make your appointment.

 

If they haven’t yet been in touch, you will hear from them when they have an appointment available. They are working hard to get our appointments set up, so this should be very soon. In the meantime, please do not contact us about getting a vaccination appointment.

 

How to book 

 

Everyone aged over 30 can book a vaccine appointment online. You can do this here. Everyone aged 18 and over is eligible to get their vaccine at a walk-in centre. Full details of walk-in clinics and how to access them are available here (you may need to book an appointment in advance).

Third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed aged 12+

The JCVI has advised that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third COVID-19 vaccine dose.  This is separate to any potential COVID-19 booster vaccination.  There are national recommendations as to who is considered eligible for the third vaccine and General Practices are working with Hospital Specialists locally to identify those who should receive this.  There is no need contact the NHS.  If you or your child is eligible for vaccination, we will contact you.

For more information see  JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)