Welcome to St Mary's, Telephone House and the Bargate Medical Centre Surgeries
The Bargate Medical Centre closed its doors for the last time on the 30th September.
Unfortunately, the new telephone system we installed at St Mary's Surgery has not been able to deal with the additional volume of calls we are getting as a result and as winter pressures start to kick in.
We would like to apologise to our patients who have not been able to get through on the phone. We, like you, are frustrated that the system has not been able to cope with this surge. We have made some changes to the messages on the system, we have introduced more call handlers at peak times and will signpost patients to more appropriate resources as applicable.
Please bear with us whilst these changes bed in and we make further changes to improve phone access for our patients.
St Mary's Surgery is proud to be supporting Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust once again in promoting cervical smear awareness
Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women and their families affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.
For further details go to www.jostrust.org.uk
You can reduce the risk of cervical cancer by attending cervical screening
Throughout June we ran a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of attending cervical screening to coincide with Cervical Screening Awareness Week
Key messages are as follows:
Every day 9 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 lose their lives.
Attending cervical screening reduces the risk of cervical cancer
1 in 4 women fail to attend cervical screening every year
Cervical cancer is one of the only cancers that is preventable. With your help we can move ever closer to eradicating it
Attend your smear test and reduce your risk of cervical cancer
We will continue to invite women who are due their cervical smear - please don't ignore your invitation. It takes just a few minutes and could save your life.
For more information about the work that Jo's Trust is involved in please click on the following YouTube video
St Mary's Surgery
St Mary’s Group of Surgeries comprises 2 well-established, inner city practices with a combined list size of approximately 24,000 patients.
The practice provides services under a Personal Medical Services Contract (PMS).
The main practice team is based in a purpose built two-story accommodation in the St Mary’s district of the city, adjacent to the City Centre and Docks.
The practice also provides services from two branch surgeries, Telephone House Surgery and the Bargate Medcical Centre.
Telephone House Surgery is in the historic French Quarter of the City and was opened in February 2009.
The Bargate Medical Centre is positioned at the rear of the Boots store on Above Bar Street and can be accessed from the store.
As a group of dedicated professionals we are committed to providing and promoting excellent health care to all our patients within a caring environment.
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice.
We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice 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.
Access to your medical records
The NHS in England are introducing a new electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which will be used to support your emergency care.
For more information click here. This will take you to a website which gives further information about the Summary Care Record – your emergency care summary.
Named Accountable GP for all patients
From the 1st of April 2015 all practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients.
Our patients have been assigned a named GP and you can find out who this is at your next interaction with the practice.
There will be no impact on the service you recieve regarding appointments or which GP you can see. The named GP will not necessarily be the one you see most.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England.
Their job is to make sure that care provided by hospitals, dentists, ambulances, care homes and services in people’s own homes and elsewhere meets government standards
They would like to hear from patients about the care they have received.
Details are available from the CQC website link
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SystmOnline - NEW ONLINE SERVICES!
St Mary's Surgery is now using SystmOnline which means you can book, cancel and view appointments as well as order your regular repeat medication online. This facility is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
For more details on how to make appointments and request repeat prescriptions online click on the icon below or click HERE.
SystmOnline App for Apple Devices
Want to order repeat prescriptions and book appointments on the go?
Download the SystmOnline App from the App Store NOW!
SystmOnline App for Android Devices
Download the SystmOnline App from the Google Play Store NOW!
Text Message reminders
You can now register to receive information by text message on your phone regarding appointments and health care.
If you wish to register for this messaging service please fill out the consent form.
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St Mary's Surgery Chaperone Policy
If you would like us to arrange for a trained chaperone to accompany you during your examination or treatment, please inform a member of the reception staff
You may prefer to ask a friend, spouse or relative to accompany you for your appointment.
A full copy of the practice policy is available on request or can be accessed by clicking below
St Mary's Chaperone Policy
(Site updated 17/10/2016)