CQC Inspection Report
Hilltops Medical Centre was inspected on 27th May 2016 by the Care Quality Commission and they rated Hilltops Medical Centre as GOOD
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
- people aged 65 or over,
- people with a serious medical condition
- people living in a residential or nursing home
- the main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
- healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
Eligable patients will be encouraged to book into clinics when available. These clinics will be advertised within the surgery when dates have been confirmed.
Protected Learning Time 2017/2018
This is in accordance with a Government initiative called "Protected Learning Time." Notices of closure of the surgery are posted around the Surgery and on prescriptions.
The surgery closes from 1:30pm on the following dates:
20th September 2017
19th October 2017
22nd November 2017
25th January 2018
21st February 2018
22nd March 2018
NEW MINOR ILLNESS CLINICS
SystmOne Online Services
Helping your healthcare routine fit your lifestyle…
Not everyone can access their GP surgery during its normal opening hours. SystmOne helps by letting you manage your appointments and repeat medication over the internet.
All you need to do is speak to practice staff to get your user name and password. Then you can start using the SystmOne services.
SystmOne is available to patients 24 hours a day. 365 days a year.
The SystmOne service has been developed and tested using standards set out by a government body called Health and Social Care Information Centre.
All personal information used by SystmOne is secure and protected. It is only available to staff at your practice who have appropriate security controls.
AVOID THE QUEUE!
View, book and cancel appointments, view and request medication and fill out online questionnaires – all using quick and easy online services.
Managing your appointments online
Booking your next appointment over the internet is easy. You can do it anytime without waiting for surgery telephone lines to open. So, whether it’s the middle of the night, your lunch break at work, or even if you are away on holiday, you can login and secure an appointment within seconds.
Forgotten when your appointment is?
Login to SystmOne and see it. You can also change or cancel your appointment if it is no longer needed.
Managing your medication online
If you find it hard to get to the practice to order your next repeat prescription, SystmOne could make your life easier.
Simply login to SystmOne and view a list of the medication authorised to be on repeat. Select the medication you require and click the “request medication” button.
All you have to do then is go and collect your prescription from your chosen destination as normal when ready.
Your feedback is important to us.
Your feedback is important to us and we would ask that you leave a review for Hilltops Medical Centre on the NHS choices website. Leaving a review is very easy and can be done anonymously if you wish. Comments on NHS Choices are monitored and used to improve the service we offer.
You can access NHS Choices HERE
GP Net Earnings 2015/16
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs who worked for six months or more in the Hilltops Medical Centre in the last financial year was £53,777 before tax and national insurance. This is for 2 full time, 5 part time and 2 locum GPs.
There are lots of NHS services available on your door step which could help you when you or your family are unwell. But would you make the right choice?
Please visit the link for more details.
Practical advice on how to get the best for your medicine and "opening up" to your GP/Pharmacist to optimise your health and treatment. Making the most of your medicines
The Friends & Family Test
The care we give you here at Hilltops Medical Centre is important to us. We are part of the NHS national programme for patient feedback, called "The Friends & Family Test" (FFT). Go to the right of this page and click on the Friends & Family link to take the survery and leave your comments. The information you give us will be confidential and used to improve the services at your Practice.
For more information please go to: FFT Information
As a patient you may from time to time see a Doctor or a Consultant on a private basis. Seeing these clinicians may result in a prescription being issued for medication. It is important that you are made aware that these prescriptions are classed as "Private Prescriptions" and you will be liable for a dispensing charge and the cost of the medication.
Hilltops Medical Centre is unable to assist with any aspects of private prescriptions and we kindly ask that you direct any questions or queries to the prescriber or your pharmacy.
** Hilltops Medical Centre will NOT convert "Private Prescriptions" to "NHS Prescriptions" **
If you have been referred to a specialist by the GP but have not heard anything within 8 weeks please call the surgery and speak to the secretaries to follow up.
LasaDerm is a GP led medical aesthetics clinic based within Hilltops Medical Centre. It is owned and managed by fully qualified staff unrelated to the running of Hilltops. Please visit the link for more details;