Summary Care Record (SCR)

From April 2015, the NHS in England will use an electronic record called the Summary Care Record (SCR), which is a copy of key information held in your GP record:- medicines you are taking, any allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines that you have previously experienced.

Authorised healthcare staff will  be able to securely access this essential information about you when you need emergency care or when your GP practice is closed. This means that healthcare staff can provide safer care, whenever you need it, anywhere in England.

You can choose to have an SCR or you can choose to opt out.

If you choose to have a Summary Care Record and are registered with a GP practice, you do not need to do anything as a Summary Care Record is created for you.

If you choose to opt out of having a Summary Care Record and do not want a SCR, you need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form. Opt-out forms are available from your GP practice or online at:

Click on the link below

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Named GP

Dr W P Arnett is the named GP for all patients registered with Roker Family Practice

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Friends and Family Test

The FFT is a feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience that can be used to improve services.

On your next visit to the surgery we would be grateful for your co-operation in completing a survey.

Results will be published on a regular basis.


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Carers survey

Carers Survey on the uptake and quality of Annual Health Checks for People with Learning Disabilities.

Learning Disability Carers Community and Karen’s Page have produced a survey for carers of adults with learning disabilities to investigate the uptake and quality of health checks as well as helping to identify barriers to accessing the health-checks.

The survey can be found at the following link:

 If you have any difficulty accessing the survey online or require further information then please contact us at the following: or

Yours sincerely

Dr Margaret Tyson

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Change in opening hours

Extended hours on Mondays and Thursdays :

The Surgery is now open from 7.30am on Mondays and Thursdays. This is to offer patients pre-booked appointments who find it difficult to come to the surgery during normal working hours. The extended hours clinics are subject to change due to commitments and may take place on other days.  Emergency calls for advice or appointments will not be dealt with during these extended hours, so patients requiring a GP before 8.00am or after 6.00pm should ring NHS111, by dialing 111 from your telephone. This is a free call.

Results of survey re: new opening hours

Question 1                  99% employed                       1% retired

Question 2                  100% YES

Question 3                  98% no comment

                                       1% would like more            early and late appointments

                                       1% would like more early appointments

Question 4                 100% would consider booking appointments for                                            time in the future           


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New website for the practice

Welcome to our new website which has been developed to provide the latest and useful information to the patients and visitors. We hope you find the website user friendly and it’s easy for you to locate the desired information.

Please take a look around and see how this new website can make things easier for you and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions via our online form.

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