Dr Ed Prior
We regretfully announce that Dr. Ed Prior is leaving Tamar Valley Health as he and his family are re-locating to another part of the country. We wish Dr Prior all the very best for the future. We are actively recruiting for this post. If he is your ‘usual’ GP then you will be advised who your new ‘usual’ GP will be once they have been appointed. Until this time you can continue to see any of the GPs or regular locums GPs at Gunnislake.
We can now offer appointments with a specialist physiotherapist for an assessment of a range of conditions, please speak to reception for further details.
General Practice Paramedics
The Practice has two paramedics, who can see patients for certain ailments and minor illnesses. They have been spending time with the GPs and other clinicians during clinic time, as well as our admin and dispensary staff, so as to gain a good insight into the various aspects of General Practice.
Their services are extremely helpful and beneficial both to our patients and the Practice.
The way in which prescriptions are ordered online has changed to a much improved system, called ‘SystmOnline’. To use this new service, you will need to register for ‘online services’ with the surgery and you will be provided with a username and password. This new system allows you to book routine appointments with your named GP. To register for online services, you will need to attend your usual Health Centre with photo identification (if you do not have photo ID, you can discuss with a member of staff any alternative options available to you).
We would be grateful if you would use the notes section to remind us if you have any special requirements such as extra medication for holiday, medication to be delivered, etc.
The system will advise you when the prescription should be ready for collection and also allow you to request an order for any medication issued to you in the last 12 months that is not on your repeat list (please note that this request may be sent to your usual GP for approval).
It will notify you if you are ordering your medication too early (please ensure you put the reason why in the notes section) and it will also inform you if you are requesting a repeat item that cannot automatically be issued without approval from your GP (e.g. if you are overdue for a blood test or medication review)
Again, please use the notes section but be advised the GP may not issue the medication. We will advise if that is the case.
If you have any queries about Systmonline, please speak to a member of our reception team.
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