Welcome to Farnham Road Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Click here to read our Patients' Charter
Weekes Drive Surgery Opening Hours
As from the 18th January 2019 Weekes drive surgery will shut at 12.30pm on Fridays. On Friday afternoons all appointments will be at Farnham Road Surgery, 301 Farnham Road. This will not affect your access to regular appointments. We expect the change to improve access for urgent matters on a Friday afternoon. This change will operate until the end of March.
Changes to Extended Access to General Practice services in Slough
Extended Access to General Practice services during evening and weekends are provided for people in Slough who find it difficult to take time off work or have other commitment during daytime hours.
However, to maximise the full potential of the current service, East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is making some changes to how it will be delivered
From Monday 10 September 2018, the Extended Access to General Practice services will be led by one General Practice provider operating out of a centralised location in Slough.
To find out more information please click on the link below.
From the 10th September 2018 our opening hours are changing.
Monday 09:00 to 19:30
Tuesday 09:00 to 19:30
Wednesday 09:00 to 19:30
Thursday 09:00 to 19:30
Friday 08:00 to 18:30
Please note we will no longer be open on a Saturday or Sunday.
Flu Vaccinations - September 2018 to March 2019
CLINICS - available Monday to Friday with effect from 13th September 2018
We would like to invite all eligible patients to make an appointment to have the yearly flu vaccination at their GP surgery. The flu jab is available every year to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.
Your GP advises you to have the flu vaccine if you are:
- aged 65 years or over
- aged 2 and 3
- a carer
- anyone with a Diabetes or COPD, some other chronic disease (e.g. heart, lung, liver, kidney, neurological disease) or a weak immune system
Anyone in these risk groups are more likely to develop potentially serious complications so we recommend you have a flu jab. We invite you to make an appointment by calling 01753 520 917.
We will also have walk in flu clinics starting from the 12th September at the following times:
- Mon-Friday morning 8.00am to 9.00am
- Mon to Thursday Evening 6.00pm – 7.00pm
- Saturday walk in flu clinics: 6th Oct and 20th Oct (9am- 3pm )
Kindly note flu vaccinations for patients over 65 years old will be available after the 24th September.
Changes to our Phlebotomy Service at Farnham Road Practice
Farnham Road Practice is changing how we utilise our Health Care Assistants. With immediate effect we will no longer be offering routine blood tests to patients other than those listed below.
Patients with poor mobility who successfully come to the surgery but for whom a journey to the hospital is a significant undertaking
Patients needing frequent blood tests to closely monitor their medication (e.g. those on Methotrexate, Azathioprine and similar medications)
Patients needing monitoring of their condition in response to changes in medication (e.g. ACE inhibitors)
Patients needing urgent blood tests who have just seen a clinician.
We are changing the service we currently offer as we hope that patients needing regular blood tests, and those patients needing e.g. BP monitoring, can get an appointment more easily with the HCAs.
If are asked to have a routine blood test carried out this can be done at:
Herschel Medical Centre, 45 Osborne St, Slough SL1 1TT, 08.00 to 12.00 Monday to Friday. Call 01753 633472 to book an appointment
Wexham Park Hospital 07.30 to 16.00 Monday to Friday
Wexham Park Hospital 08.00 to 10.30 on Saturday by appointment only. Call 01753 633472 to book an appointment
King Edward VII Hospital 08.30 to 12.30 Monday, Tuesday and Friday; 08.30 to 16.00 Wednesday & Thursday
St Mark’s Hospital 08.30 to 12.30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday; 08.30 to 16.00 Thursday
SUMMARY CARE RECORDS
In line with NHS guidelines the Practice now share some of your medical information so that other health care professionals can access them to provide you with the best medical care. This is called a Summary Care record (SCR). The SCR will contain key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had in the past.
If you have an accident or fall ill, the people caring for you in places like accident and emergency departments and GP out of hours services will be better equipped to treat you if they have this information. Your SCR will be available to authorised healthcare staff whenever and wherever you need treatment in England. Health care professionals will have to ask your permission before they look at your SCR.
Please click on the link below and return the form to the Practice to enable us to action your request.
Summary Care Record
BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ON LINE
There are now two ways you can access GP appointments on line – Patient Access and myGP. For information on both of these and how to obtain them please see speak to a member of our Reception Team.
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Named accountable GP for all patients
From 1st April 2015 Practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients. The named accountable GP is responsible for a patient's overall care at the Practice. If you wish to know who your named accountable GP is please contact the Practice. If you have a preference about who your named accountable GP is please mention this the next time you contact the Practice and we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Both surgeries are fully accessible for disabled persons and include suitable toilet facilities, disabled parking, and ramps for wheelchair access. Click here for full details of the facilities available
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(Site updated 14/01/2019)