Dr Kerry's Retirement
After 21 years as a GP at Betts Avenue and Kenton Medical Centre, I have decided to retire in June 19. It has been a pleasure working with the staff and patients and I am sure my replacement will continue to provide the high standard of care that is currently delivered by the practice.
My best wishes for the future to all the staff and patients.
E - Consult
The practice is live with e-consultations.
E-consult provides an online portal where patients can self check their symptoms and receive medical advice.
Patients electing to E-consult with their GP simply fill out an online form.
You can ask for help with a specific problem or condition, ask for general advice if you are not sure what your symptoms mean or request for administrative help for things like sick notes etc.
You can receive advice and treatment by the end of the next working day, you may not have to even come to the surgery.
Please watch the video for more information.
The NHS APP is now live for patients to register. It works alongside the SystmOnline service. You can register on the app if you have or don't have the SystmOnline facility.
There is also now an app for SystmOnline.
You can find this by following the below steps.
App Store - SystmOnline - Patient Health Management in the App Store by TPP.
Google Play - SystmOnline by TPP.
By using the NHS APP you can...
- Check your symptoms
- Find out what to do when you need help urgently
- Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
- Order repeat prescriptions
- Securely view your GP medical records
- Register to be an organ donor
- Choose how the NHS uses your data
It's safe and secure!
Find out more by clicking on the below links
Update your contact details!
To ensure reception can contact you if needed or to receive SMS appointment reminders please make sure we have your correct details.
No fear, book your smear!
A cervical screening test is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix. Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.
All women who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening.
•Aged 25 – 49 – every 3 years
•Aged 50 – 64 – every 5 years
•Over 65 – only women who have recently had an abnormal test.
Please contact reception if you are due your smear.
Nominate A Pharmacy
The NHS are aiming to become paperless so with this in mind patients will now need to be signed up to a nominated pharmacy for your prescriptions.
This means after ordering your prescription you can collect your medication directly from a pharmacy of your choice within 48hours.
Please contact the surgery to arrange this.
Ring your GP Surgery
Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 6pm (except on closed public holidays)
MORE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day can access additional appointments are local treatment centres with a GP.
To book an appointment, telephone 111 stating you require an appointment at the EXTENDED ACCESS HUB, 111 will then ask you a series of questions about your condition and, where appropriate, book you an appointment at your nearest treatment centre.
Ring 111 Out of GP Hours
Between 6pm and 8.30am, and on weekend.
They will signpost you to the appropriate service or, where appropriate, book an appointment with a GP. This could be a telephone assessment, a face-to-face appointment at a treatment centre or a home visit.
They may also book an appointment at your registered GP practice the next working day if your condition is less serious.
BETTS AVENUE MEDICAL CENTRE
We aim to be a successful modern family practice, working as a team with well trained and motivated staff, to achieve a high standard of care for all our patients. We offer a personal and friendly service and encourage our patients to take an active interest in their own health care.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
The Practice was inspected at both sites on 16th March 2018/. The CQC gave the practice an overall rating of GOOD on the report published on
Same day help for your poorly child
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy, or view it online here
There is also an NHS Child Health app available on The Apple App Store or Google Play. Download yours today.
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(Site updated 17/04/2019)