Welcome to The Caxton Surgery Online
The Caxton Surgery in Oswestry provides the highest quality healthcare to patients. Our doctors, nurses and all our other staff are dedicated to offering a professional service and this surgery website will help us to keep all our patients up to date with news and information about our practice.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
NASAL FLU VACCINES
Again this year the flu vaccination programme has been extended to include all healthy two, three and four year old children (that age on 1st September 2016. A nasal spray flu vaccine has been made available which is needle free and is more effective than the injected flu vaccine for children. Our first delivery has now arrived so call the surgery to book an appointment if you have a child in this age group, invite letters with more information will be sent out over the next month. For more information go to:
The practice will be closed for training from 12.00noon on Thursday 6th October and will reopen as usual on Friday 7th October. If you need urgent medical attention that will not wait until the surgery is next open then please call Shropdoc on 0333 222 6655 or in the event of a medical emergency such as chest pain, blood loss etc. then please dial 999.
The first delivery of flu vaccines is due on Friday 16th September so if you are eligible please book now! The first clinic will be on Saturday 24th September 8.10am- 11.30am so please contact us on 01691 653600 to book an appointment. Further dates are now available or you can ask when you see a GP, Nurse or HCA for any other matter.
FIGHT THE FLU THIS WINTER!
The practice will be having a CQC inspection on Thursday 8th September from 8.30am to 6.00pm, this should not cause any interruption to our service and our priority will remain caring for patients on the day. Please see the link below for information on CQC:
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
Please note the practice will be shut on Monday 29th August and will reopen as usual on Tuesday 30th August. If you feel you have a problem that cannot wait until we reopen on Tuesday then please contact Shropdoc on 0333 222 6655 or if it is a medical emergency such as chest pain, blood loss, choking then please call 999.
111 advice line, Pharmacies and Minor Injury Units will also be available over the Bank Holiday period should you need any non emergency advice.
MEN ACWY VACCINE
Young teenagers and 'fresher' students going to university for the first time are advised to have a vaccination to prevent meningitis W disease.The Men ACWY vaccine is given by a single injection into the upper arm and protects against four different causes of meningitis and septicaemia – meningococcal (Men) A, C, W and Y diseases. We will be writing to invite all patients aged 18 as at 31st August 2016 but this vaccine is also available to all new students up to the age of 25, so if you are going to university for the first time and have not yet had the vaccine then please contact the surgery to see if you are eligible.
NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT
We will be taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) which collects information about diabetes care from GP practices and hospitals. This information helps the NHS to improve care. The use of NDA information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality.
Please follow the link below for an online version of the patient information leaflet:
CAXTON CARER MEETING
On the first Thursday of every month we will now be running a carers meeting between 2.00pm - 3.00pm in the Caxton Annexe. This group will be run by Patient Participation group volunteers and will be an opportunity for carers to meet, share experiences and hopefully support each other in what can be a difficult role. Anybody who cares for someone can attend, it is very informal and tea and biscuits will be available!
ACCOUNTABLE / NAMED GP
From the 1st of April 2015, the Practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract 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 your usual Doctor. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the Receptionists when you are next in the Surgery.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the Practice for this information. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative Doctor.
DETAILED CODED RECORD
From 31st March patients will be able to apply for enhanced online access to elements of their medical record including Problems and Results, for more information please ask at reception when you next attend the surgery.
From 6.00pm on 13th October the Shropdoc out of hours service number is changing to 0333 222 66 55. The old number will continue to work for the time being.
THINK PHARMACY FIRST
If you are suffering with a common ailment such as a bite, constipation, diarrhoea, earache, sore throat, warts, thrush etc then a new scheme means that you can get free advice and treatment from a pharmacist without needing to see a GP or nurse.
Please follow the link for more information: http://www.thinkpharmacyfirst.org/
DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE
The practice has become a member of the national Dementia Action Alliance which is a movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.
By working alongside our Patient Participation Group we have created an action plan to try to meet the above aim, please follow the link below to see our plan:
As part of our ongoing drive to reduce DNA rates to help improve patient access to our services we have created a dedicated number that people can text to cancel an appointment.
The number is: 07931 642975
It can be found on your appointments card and all you need to do is send a text message with your date of birth and details of the appointment you would like to cancel.
Please note this number is for text message cancellations only and calls or other queries will not be answered.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
From 1st December 2014 practices will need to collect and publish feedback from their patients in the form of the NHS Friends and Family Test. To leave your feedback please click on the 'Friends and Family Survey' on the right hand side of the screen.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Results so far: (up to end of August 16)
The responses to the question: 'How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?'
Extremely likely 63%
Neither likely or unlikely 2%
Extremely unlikely 2%
Don't know 2%
Sign up now to be able to make appointments, order repeat prescriptions, and amend your contact details. For further details ask at reception or select 'Appointments' - 'Online Booking' on the menu above.
Once you have your registration details click on the link below to get started:
or to order a repeat prescription without being signed up for the online services click below:
Click here to access the online repeat prescription form
*PLEASE NOTE URGENT SAMEDAY APPOINTMENTS WITH A GP FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE AND YOU WILL NEED TO CALL THE APPOINTMENT LINE ON 01691 653600.
From 1st March 2015 you will be able to sign up to be able to view your medical records online, please ask at reception or email the practice for more details.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
A report regarding the work that has been done alongside the practice's Patient Participation Group is available on the website if you click on the 'Survey Report' tab above.
(Site updated 07/10/2016)