Wrington Vale Medical Practice

Welcome to the Wrington Vale Medical Practice Website

We hope you find this website both useful and informative.

We welcome any comments or suggestions about this site, or how it can be improved.

Wrington Vale Medical Practice


The Practice will be CLOSED Good Friday 3th April and Easter Monday 6th April.  We will open again 6.30am Tuesday 7th April


Our Easter newsletter is available by clicking here - our 2014/15 Patient Participation report is now also available - simply click on the "Information" tab then select Patient's Group.

HAVE YOU RECENTLY RETURNED FROM WEST AFRICA  (or been in contact with someone who has)?

As a precaution against any infectious diseases, such as Ebola, if you have recently returned from any West African state, or have been in contact with someone else who has, including (but not limited to) Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone & Nigeria then please:

If you are unwell GIVE US A CALL   

As a precaution against any infectious diseases, such as Ebola, phone us and then wait until a clinician can call you back to assess you over the phone.

Out of Hours please call 111

Thank you for your co-operation.

Thanks to everyone who recently completed one of our Friends and Family questionnaires either from this website or whilst at the surgery.  We have been overwhelmed by the many positive comments - thank you.  There have also been observations about how we could perhaps give consideration to changes - these will be looked into further.  We hope that you will continue to use this facility to help us know what we do right and what we need to look into more carefully.  Thank you all.
Online appointments - ARE ON THE INCREASE

Patients registered for Online Patient Access will shortly be able to book some of the Open Access slots on line.  These appointments will be under the session holder Mr Open Access, however when you present you can ask if it is possible to be seen by a specific doctor. Doctors normally limit the number of patients who request to be seen by them specifically to 5 per Open Access session however this is not a hard and fast ruling if it is felt you need to see a particular doctor for continuity of care or about an ongoing concern you may have.

It is important to note that this service is only available to patients aged 16years and over and due to confidentiality considerations we have needed to change our policy with regards parents / guardians having access to youngsters records on their behalf.  However with respect to prescriptions exceptions can be made in some extreme circumstances - if you feel this is the case please speak to the senior dispenser.  Many thanks.

Practice Statement of Intent - please click here to read all about this

Volunteer Drivers

Please click here for contact list of Volunteer drivers.

Repeat Prescriptions - Online Requests - the simple method for those of you who have access to the internet

If you are visiting the Practice please ask the receptionist/dispenser to print off your EMIS Access details, by entering these via the PatientAccess tab on this page you will asked some security questions and will then be given your own ID number which together with your password you can use for ordering repeat medicatons and booking appointments to see the doctor.  Please allow 24 hours for your initial registration to become live.

If you experience difficulties with this, members of the reception or dispensing staff will be happy to help you.

Please note we have phased out our email facility to order prescriptions in favour of the EMIS Access method which is far more secure.  

Remember you can also request your Repeat Prescription by Fax to: 01934 854751 or even better, simply hand back the counterfoil, with repeat items ticked, to the dispenser as you collect your prescription - it will then be ready for collection in a month's time - what could be easier!

Please note that we cannot accept verbal requests by phone.

Latest News   Latest News

We have said a very sad farewell to Dr Natasha Ward who worked as a salaried GP with the Practice for a short time. Dr Ward has left us to join a Practice nearer her home.  We wish her all the very best.

We welcome Dr Lesley Haynes who will be joining us in April.  Dr Haynes will be working all day Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.


Care Data   Care.Data

From November 2013 NHS England will be utilising patient data from GP practices for the new service.

The aim of is to improve healthcare by increasing the availability of timely and accurate data to allow services to be better designed for patients.  Patient data will be combined with information from other care settings such as hospitals with the intention of improving healthcare overall and to aid research. Click here for further details.

The NHS - changes, pressures....   Changing NHS

..and what it means for patients.  There is a lot going on in the NHS, especially in England.  You may have heard or read about some of the changes and pressures the service is facing.

We want to make sure you have the full story and know how to have your say.

This guide pulls together key information, provides links to other useful sites, and explains what the British Medical Association, representing UK doctors and medical students, think about it all.

Read More about what is happening in the NHS.


Mobile Phone Website   New website for Mobile Phones and Tablets

We now have a mobile version of our Practice website.

If you use a smart phone such as an Apple iPhone, Google Android or Blackberry, or a Tablet computer you will probably be directed to the mobile version first.

If you still wish to see the desktop version of the Wrington Vale Medical Practice website there is a link at the foot of each mobile website page.

On-line Appointment Booking and Repeat Prescriptions   Patient Access

Whether you are at home or work you can quickly log on to view, book and cancel appointments and order repeat prescriptions via the internet. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

Ask one of the reception or dispensing staff to print off your EMIS Access details so that you can register to become one of the growing number of patients who use this service.


Patient Reference Group   Patient Reference Group

Did you know we have a Patient Reference Group?

The purpose of the Wrington Vale Medical Practice PRG is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

Click here for further information.

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