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Online Services

In order to access the practice's on line services you will need to apply for your personal ID and password.

The Practice requires you to do this in person. You will need to provde personal identification i.e. passport, driving licence when registering for this service.

Once completed you will be given your onw log in details which should be kept safe.

This log in will allow you to access On Line booking of appointments, On line repeat medication ordering and will also allow you access to your Summary Care Records.  You will not be able to access test results at present.

For more information please ask at Reception.

LOST OR BLOCKED ACCESS

Should you need a replacement ID/Password log in, unfortunately we are only allowed to re issue this directly to the patient themselves once they have satisfied our team that they are the patient in question, so please bring ID.

Information Governance guidelines stipulate that we take measure to ensure your information is protected at all time and would be held responsible if there is a breach of patient identifiable information (PDI) therefore we have to ensure we have strict policies and procedures in place and these are followed.

We would apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but assure you that this policy is in place in order to protect your information and ensure correct access is granted,

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Welcome to Earls Barton & Penvale Park Medical Centre

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT EARLS BARTON & PENVALE PARK MEDICAL CENTRE

Since July 2021, a caretaker practice has been providing General Practice services to patients while Northamptonshire ICB undertook a procurement exercise to appoint a more long-term provider. We are delighted to be able to advise you that following this exercise Weavers Medical has been appointed and will be taking over the contract from 1st February 2023.

We would like to reassure you that you will still be able to access the full range of General Practice services you normally would, and services will continue to be delivered from the same locations.

Weavers Medical is a large forward-thinking practice in Kettering. The practice is focussed on patient care and believes in the traditional values of a family doctor. It takes a ‘whole person’ approach to healthcare to ensure a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

Dr John McManus, Executive Partner at Weavers Medical said: “Everyone in the team is excited to help Earls Barton and Penvale practices to be the outstanding healthcare centres which we know they can be. There is such a lot of potential in the people working at the practices and we want to work alongside them to make these places where staff enjoy working and patients feel welcomed and cared for.

“Our aim is for patients to be extremely proud of their local practices and we will do all we can to make this happen.”

Northamptonshire ICB would like to thank Albany House for acting as a caretaker practice to registered patients at Earls Barton and Penvale practices while we worked to find a long-term provider. We are grateful for the service they have provided and for ensuring continuity of care to patients. Over the next few months we will be working with Albany House and Weavers Medical to ensure a smooth transition for patients and staff.

For those patients who would like to consider registering with an alternative practice in the area you are, of course, free to do that at any time. You can find information on local GP practices and the services they offer at www.nhs.uk.

Accelerated Citizens’ Access programme - Access to Records

Following Guidance from the British Medical Association (BMA), Earls Barton Medical Centre have taken the tough decision to pause access to records as part of the Accelerated Citizens’ Access programme, led by NHS England.

From November 1st 2022 the NHS App will automatically give patients the ability to see any new entries to their GP medical record.

While many practices will be able to facilitate this change before the deadline, some may not be ready to roll it out safely and in line with their obligations under the Data Protection Act. These practices need more time to prepare. As data controllers of the GP record, this includes making sure that appropriate safeguarding measures are in place to protect patients – for example, for those living with an abusive partner, or patients with particular mental health conditions.

The guidance from the BMA reads: “As Data Controllers of the GP record, and custodians of patient care, GPs have a dual obligation to uphold their responsibilities to their patients in terms of information governance as well as clinical safety. Based on feedback received from members, GPC England is not confident that all practices can uphold these obligations if they allow automatic prospective (future) access to the full electronic medical record to go live on 1 November 2022.”

Dr David Wrigley, deputy chair of the BMA’s GP committee in England, said: “It’s only right that patients have access to their GP-held medical records, but this must be done carefully and with the appropriate safeguards in place to protect them from potential harm.

“The current timeline of activating this new programme on November 1st is just too soon for some practices to do safely, which is why the BMA is advising those surgeries to write to their system supplier and request that activation is temporarily delayed. This will give them the extra time they need to make sure that any potentially harmful or sensitive data is reviewed and, if necessary, redacted, in the interests of the patient. We also feel additional support is needed for practices to implement this change.

“We have a duty of care to speak up when patient safety is at risk, which is why we encourage practices even slightly unsure about whether they can deliver this programme before the start of November, to refer to our guidance. Our patients are at the heart of what we do, and we will always act in their best interests.”

Should you require access to your records, this can continue to request access via the NHS App, Airmid App or SystmOnline allowing the practice time to review individual records before access is granted.

COVID Vaccination Autumn Boosters 

In line with the Government’s announcement, the NHS is aiming to offer every eligible patient the chance to book a Autumn Covid-19 booster. This means our practice is now prioritising the Autumn booster rollout. 

As part of this, some of our routine services may be stood down temporarily to allow us to focus on protecting as many patients as possible. 

We are still there for anyone who may need care for an urgent need, but would ask for patience as we support this key national priority over the coming weeks. We hope to be able to stand back up any services as soon as possible and will update this page as soon as we know more. 

Please don’t forget there are many services available for you, depending on your condition. These include: 

  • Self-care – This is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries such as hangovers, coughs, colds, grazes, small cuts or sore throats. Many of these can be treated at home, simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. 
  • Pharmacy – Pharmacists can give advice on and treat a range of symptoms. They can support you with things such as diarrhoea, earaches, painful coughs, sticky eyes, teething and rashes. 
  • NHS 111 – You can access 111 online or via the telephone. This is for any urgent but non-life threatening health concerns. They will be able to signpost you to the relevant service and provide advice where appropriate, or book you in to an Urgent Treatment Centre. 
  • A&E / 999 – You should only attend A&E or dial 999 in a life-threatening emergency such as severe bleeding, breathing difficulties and severe chest pain. 

If you are now eligible for your Covid-19 Autumn booster, please book it as soon as you can. It is vital as many people as possible get boosted as soon as possible.  

Telephone Access

Dear patients, Our telephone lines are extremely busy between the hours of 8am-12pm. If your call is not Urgent please telephone after these times. We completely understand your frustration and we are are currently recruiting to compensate staff shortages and we appreciate your patience whilst we try to complete this process. In the interim please telephone our Branch Surgery Penvale Park on 01604 700660 where staff will be able to assist you with your queries. 

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS REGISTERED WITH EARLS BARTON & PENVALE PARK MEDICAL CENTRE

Following a visit by the Care Quality Commission, which highlighted a number of significant concerns, the CQC has taken the decision to cancel the practice’s registration as of 9th July 2021. NHS Northamptonshire CCG has therefore taken the decision to appoint a caretaker provider to minimise disruption to patient care. Albany House Medical Centre has been appointed as the caretaker and they will work to ensure patients receive the high standard of care expected from the NHS. The previous management and Partners are no longer with the surgery.

 The surgery will remain open as usual and continue to provide services to you, you will still have access to a GP and other clinical staff there.

If you have any queries, please contact the NHS Northamptonshire CCG Patient Experience team by emailing nccg.patientexperience@nhs.net or by telephoning 01604 651100 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)

Join In

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.

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If you have health or mobility problems and require transport to the surgery, the Earls Barton Help Scheme may be able to help. Please contact 07549 637897 for more information.

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Contact Details

Earls Barton & Penvale Park Medical Centre

Contact Telephone

01604 813940
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Penvale Park Medical Centre

Contact Telephone

01604 700660
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