Closed for Training - Morning of 17 July 2014
Due to necessary installation and training of our new computer systems, we will be closed until 10:00am on the morning of Thursday, 17 July 2014. The 'phones will be off and these will be switched back on at 09:30am. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
Welcome to Giffard Drive Surgery Website
We pride ourselves on giving a caring service to our patients whatever their age, culture or creed.
The Partnership consists of four experienced doctors who offer child health surveillance, maternity services, contraception and family planning and minor surgery. They are supported by five further doctors, including a GP registrar and a GP in training; two practice nurses; two Health Care Assistants and 2 phlebotomists; a practice manager; an office manager; a team of dedicated receptionists and an attached staff of health visitors, district nurses; midwives and a Carers' Support Worker. The Surgery also has access to a dietitian, psychologist, counsellor and community psychiatric nurses.
Under the new contract you will be registered with the Practice but the Partners will continue to run a personal list which means you will normally see the same doctor. This, we believe, gives better continuity of care.
You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.
We are always looking to improve our services so please let us know what you think using the feedback form on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website an effective place for all your online needs.
Change of Clinical Computer System
We are changing our clinical electronic medical system on Thursday, 17th July 2014.
All members of staff will be familiarising themselves with the new computer system and there may be a delays in clinics as well as appointment bookings and prescriptions over a 2-3 week period.
Please make sure that you have an adequate supply of your medications prior to Thursday 17th July 2014.
There is no need for patients to do anything as all your electronic clinical records will be uploaded to the new system.
The new system will bring lots of benefits for both patients and staff such as access to online patient appointment booking as well as electronic prescriptions.
We will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.
Thank you in advance for your patience
You may find the following document useful:
A Patient Guide to GP Services
(Site updated 15/07/2014)