Welcome to Thornbrook Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Although all of our pre-planned flu drop-in clinics have now taken place, you are still able to get a flu injection.
Please contact us to find out how you can still get your flu injection
Who should have a flu injection? The following information is from the NHS Choices website for full details please click on the following link http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/who-should-have-flu-vaccine.aspx
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions (see below)
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
- are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker (see below) If you're a frontline health and social care worker, you are eligible for an NHS flu jab to protect yourself, your colleagues and other members of the community. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange vaccination for you.
Please do not be offended, but the NHS clearly states that it is the responsibility of your employer to give you your flu injection and not your GP surgery. Public Health England has this advice on flu vaccination of health and social care workers.
Flu jab for people with medical conditions
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to anyone with a serious long term health condition. That includes these types of illnesses:
This list of conditions isn't definitive. It's always an issue of clinical judgement. Your GP can assess you individually to take into account your risk of flu exacerbating any underlying illness you may have, as well as your risk of serious illness from flu itself. The vaccine should always be offered in such cases, even if you are not technically in one of the risk groups above.
If you live with someone who has a weakened immune system, you may also be advised to have a flu vaccine.
Thornbrook Surgery welcomes new patients. If you have moved into the area and wish to register at a GP surgery, please note Thornbrook Surgery is currently taking new patients onto its list.
The Thornbrook Values
Thornbrook Surgery places patient care as its highest priority.
To promote this aim we have developed the Thornbrook Values.
Our aim is to apply the Thornbrook Values to each action we carry out every day.
Our values are what make us different.
In accordance with current government requirements and our NHS contract all patients who are on our practice list prior to 1st April 2015 have been allocated a named accountable GP.
Newly registered patients will be allocated a named GP on registration.
You will have been allocated a named accountable GP who will be responsible for your overall care. You are still free to make an appointment with any GP at the practice.
If you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask at your next visit. There is no need to telephone the surgery to ask for this information as it does not affect who you will see when you visit the surgery.
If you are 75 and over you will have already been allocated and informed about your named GP.
Making our computer systems work for you - This is Thornbrook Surgery’s statement of intent to commit to the work we will be carrying out on our computer system.
Thornbrook Surgery is committed to developing its computer system in a way that makes it compatible with the NHS system and more easily accessible to patients. Already for those patients who have registered for the services, you are able to book appointments and order prescriptions on-line. If you want to offer feedback to the surgery you can do this on the website at the “contact details” section. Three recent developments, that we have worked on and will continue to do so, are outlined briefly below:
Thornbrook currently ensures that daily updates to relevant patients are made to the Summary Care Records.
- To ensure medical data relating to newly registered patients is available promptly, Thornbrook operates a facility where if compatible with another surgeries computer system patient records can be transfered quickly in a safe and encrypted way.
- Patient access to their GP record. The practice currently offers this system for medication. The practice has a timetable in place to extend the range of information available in this format.
- By 31 March 2015 you will be able to access details about not only your medication, but allergies and adverse reactions, via your computer record.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.