Watling Vale Medical Centre
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In cases of emergencies phone 501177. A Doctor will be contacted for advice as soon as possible. Please give clear instructions over the phone.
For more information read the following information sheet - NHS 111 urgent care telephone service.
Protected Learning Time
Please note the Surgery will be closed on the following dates
From 12 noon until 5pm for Staff Training & Development. If you need medical advice during these times please call 111. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
This is in accordance with a Government initiative to enhance staff training. Notices of these closures are posted around the surgery. Emergencies are covered by MKUCS during this period.
The Watling Vale Medical Centre
Established since 1987, the Watling Vale Medical Centre has been serving the Milton Keynes community health needs for over 25 years.
The Surgery is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6.30pm and we have full disabled access.
If you have recently returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leon or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and you have a fever or feel unwell, then please call 111 or the surgery.
DO NOT COME INTO THE MEDICAL CENTRE
Local NHS Services
As well as our Practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as coughs, colds and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. We suggest you keep the following:
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Latest NHS News
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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 Service.
Managing your appointments online
Booking your next appointment over the internet is easy. You can do it any time without waiting for surgery phone 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 the time or cancel your appointment if it's no longer needed.
Manage 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 you have been prescribed. Select the prescription you need and click the 'Request Medication' button.
All you have to do then is go and collect your prescription as normal whenever its ready.
Need to change your details?
With SystmOne it's easy. Just login and change your phone numbers or address.
You can also complete questionnaires online to monitor specific health issues or give feedback on your practice.
Named Accountable GP
From 1st April 2015, practices are required under the General Practice Contract 2015-2016 to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children. All patients registered before 1st April 2015 will be allocated a GP before the end of June 2015. All new patients registering after 1st April 2015 will be informed about their named GP at registration. Please ask your doctor/nurse or the reception staff who your named accountable GP is. Should you express a wish for this to be changed to another GP we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.
Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing.
Watling Vale Medical Centre for the year ended 30th June 2014
NHS England example publication of GP Net Earnings 2014/15
"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 working for six months or more in Watling Vale Medical Centre in the last financial year was £68899 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time 5 part time GPs."
Williamson West, February 2016
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