As of 1st April 2014 our chronic disease recall system is changing and you may find you will be called for review less than 12 months after your last review. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please bear with us during this period of change and book an appointment when we invite you to.
Electronic Prescription Service – now available!
As of 1st July 2014, this practice will be able to offer the Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominate a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
If you would like to take advantage of this service and haven’t yet completed a nomination form, you should ask your preferred pharmacy to set your nomination. You don’t need a computer to do this.
This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
Benefits for you
- If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with less chance of it getting lost.
- Nearly all pharmacies will be connected to the service, so you will be able to get your medicines from any pharmacy you choose – whether it’s near home, work or the shops.
- You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as often there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock when the pharmacist receives your prescription, they can be ordered in ready for you.
What happens if I do not wish to use the service?
Nothing- you will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website. You will see ‘Electronic Prescription Service Available here’ next to the name of the pharmacy listed.
More information about the Electronic Prescription Service is available from your local pharmacy, at the GP surgery or on-line at www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/eps.
Alternatively you can contact PALS on freephone 0800 328 3166 (Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm)
Patient Participation Group
The next meeting will take place at Sherbourne Medical Centre on:
Wednesday 9th July 2014 at 6.00pm.
If you would like to find out more about our patient participation group please submit your details via our patient group page and we will contact you.
Welcome to Sherbourne Medical Centre
It is the aim of the Sherbourne Medical Centre practice to offer a friendly and efficient service with high standards of healthcare meeting the specific needs of our practice population.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, heart disease and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery and childhood immunisations.
We welcome your feedback. You can now submit your comments on-line using the following link:
Further - you can leave your comments and suggestions about our services at:
Facilities are available to assist patients including, a hearing loop, reduced height reception desk and toilet facilities. We do not have a lift but arrangements are easily made to see your GP who would normally work on the first floor in one of the ground floor consulting rooms. Please tell us when you call.
Out of Hours GP Service (OOH)
To access this service when the surgery is closed, please dial 111
Weekdays Monday to Friday 6.30pm - 8.00am
Weekends Friday 6.30pm to Monday 8.00am
Bank Holidays 24hours
(For further details please see under 'Opening Times' and tab 'When We Are Closed')
Update Your Clinical Records via this website
Please let us know your height, weight, smoking status etc. by clicking on the box below "help us keep your clinical record up to date" If you have your own blood pressure recording device, you can tell us what your latest readings are. You can also let us know if you are a registered carer (see also the Carers Direct link on the right of this page)
(Site updated 18/08/2014)