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 Say Yes To The Test

We offer a free Chlamydia test to all young people aged between 15-24 years. Ask your doctor or practice nurse for a test kit today.  It’s discreet and should be carried out annually. 

Our Travel Health advice and treatment is not within the scope of the NHS but something the surgery offers as a service to our patients. Presently, we are experiencing a shortage of nurse appointments and, unfortunately, we cannot prioritise travel health. Other private sources are available, the closest of which is Acorn Pharmacy in Berkhamsted High Street.

Patient Notice

The Department of Health has instructed us to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This is an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them. Your named accountable GP will be the doctor with whom you are registered. If you wished to be told the name of your accountable GP please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not always be available and, if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.

Electronic Transfer of Prescriptions

Most prescriptions will now be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. This means you will not always have to collect a paper prescription. We will assume no change to your nominated pharmacy unless you inform us otherwise.

Patient Participation Awareness Week
 
Nationally, Patient Participation Awareness week will be 1st-6th June. At Boxwell Road Surgery we intend extending that to encompass the entire month of June. Patient Participation Groups work with surgeries to improve the overall experience of a visit to the GP. Membership is not intended to be onerous but feedback and input is valued.
In the surgery downstairs waiting room there will be a stand showing examples of the areas of interest to the Boxwell Road Patient Group. Feel free to browse, leave a comment if you wish or even sign up to become a member. A member of the group may be in attendance on occasions during the month.

Online Services

You can now book appointments online via this website. Either click on the "request an appointment" link on the homepage and register or ask for more details from the practice manager. 
 
Access to some medical records will be made available to patients online later this year.

 

  

 Minor Illness

It may not always be necessary to see the doctor and we have a nurse practitioner who can deal with a range of more minor illnesses and issue prescriptions. Please ask the receptionist for details.

 

Are you a Carer?

  A carer is someone who, unpaid, looks after or supports someone else who needs help with their day-to-day life because of their age, a long-term, disability, mental health problems or substance misuse. Carers may help with such tasks as getting up and going to bed, washing, dressing, using the toilet, shopping, cleaning, laundry and making meals .   Carers may be family members, including children and young people,who live with the person they care for, or family, friends or neighbours who live elsewhere.

If you think you are a carer then please mention this when you next visit the doctor or nurse. We will highlight this on your record and try to help where we can with keeping you well.

 

NHS Friends & Family Test

Want to have your say about your recent experience of our service in the surgery? You can either complete the short questionnaire during your visit or complete the survey online. Look for "Have your say" on the right hand side of the home page and click on "Friend & Family Test". It's very straightforward and will take less than a minute to complete.

 

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.


Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow


When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Fevers

Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  

 


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds

Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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