New Investment at our Practice
NHS England Primary Care Transformation Fund
We have received £212,000 from NHS England’s Primary Care Infrastructure Fund to help us to renovate our Premises.
In addition, the Partners of Spencer Street Surgery are contributing a further £100,000 towards this project.
Our aim is to provide two additional consulting rooms at ground floor level, as well as bringing our premises up to a higher, more modern specification. This will allow us the ability to look at new services in the future, with the additional clinical rooms.
The work will commence on 4th January 2016 and our aim is to have this complete by 31st March 2016.
Please accept our apologies for the upheaval during this time.
Named GP for All Patients
As part of the commitment to more personalised care for patients, Practices are now required to allocate a named GP to all patients. The named GP will have overall responsibility for their patient's care and support, with lead responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services.
Individual patients will be informed of their named GP at the first appropriate interaction with the Practice, however the Practice does keep a record of your named GP and if you wish to be told the name of your GP, please ask the receptionist when you are next in contact with the Surgery. Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice specifically to ask for this information - you can ask the receptionist when next need to contact us.
Where a patient expresses a preference to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Having a named GP does not prevent you from seeing any other Doctor in the Practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and there may be times when you need to consult with other Doctors in the practice, which you are free to do at any time.
Spencer Street Surgery plans to offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 31st March 2016.
This date is subject to the necessary NHS GP systems and software being available to the practice.
This practice currently offers the facility for patients:
- to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online;
- to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances;
- to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient:
We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by 31st March 2016.
Aged Over 40?
We would like to invite you for an NHS health check!
NHS Health Checks can help you to prevent Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke, Dementia, Kidney Disease. Please call reception to book an appointment with one of our healthcare assistants at your convenience.
Spencer Street Surgery
The doctors and staff at Spencer Street Surgery in Carlisle are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including minor surgery, contraception and sexual health clinics, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
Please check out our "policies" section, click on the link at the top right hand side, here you will find out information about how to leave comments/complaints and interesting facts about the policies and facilities of the practice.
If there is anything you would like to see on our website - please do let us know!
ABOUT OUR SERVICES...
Did you know:
- You can book appointments up to eight weeks in advance with a GP, and up to six months in advance with a nurse!
- We offer late evening surgeries until 8pm on Mondays & Tuesdays!
- We offer telephone consultations every day
- We offer a minor injuries service - if you can't decide whether to attend A&E or your GP Surgery - contact us first!!
Download the guide to our services today!
A Guide To Our Services
There is an ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus affecting Countries in West Africa. Tis is the largest ever known outbreak of this disease prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in August 2014. Countries currently affected by the disease are Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria (Port Harcourt and Lagos) and Senegal (Dakar).
It remains unlikely, but not impossible, that travellers infected in Guinea, Liberia, SIerra Leone or Nigeria could arrive in the UK while incubating the disease and develop symptoms after their return. Ebola can only be transmitted from one person to another through direct contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person. The incubation period of Ebola virus ranges from two to 21 days. The risk in the UK remains very low.
If you have visited an infected area within the last 21 days AND have a fever / are unwell, please DO NOT attend the surgery. You can contact us by telephone or telephone NHS 111 for advice.
(Site updated 08/02/2016)