News

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17 Apr
2018

Pharmacy issues at Rowlands, HMC site.

We would like to apologise on behalf of Rowlands Pharmacy LTD who rent space in the medical centre and handle many of the prescriptions we generate. Due to significant staff changes there have been significant delays and problems handling prescriptions in the recent weeks. This has led to long waits for medications, lost prescriptions and other problems. Rowlands are working hard to get this sorted out as soon as possible and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. Please also note that the pharmacist is at lunch be..... click here to read the full article


1 Feb
2018

Rowlands Pharmacy at Harcourt Medical Centre

From the 1st February 2018, between 1.00 and 2.00pm, you will not be able to collect medication from Rowlands Pharmacy at Harcourt Medical Centre if a pharmacist is not on site (e.g. during his or her lunch/comfort break). We apologise for any inconvenience.


3 Jan
2018

Job opportunity: Medical Secretary/Admin Support

We have a vacancy for a medical secretary who can also provide administrative support to our experienced team.

The hours are negotiable between 25-28 per week. Previous experience in a medical environment is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

You must have a professional attitude and excellent keyboard skills, If you are interested please apply for an application form from harcourt.admin@nhs.net or ring Mrs D Petty 01722 333214. Applications close on 31 01 2018.


6 Dec
2017

Dr Miles Thomas to Retire

After 30 years as a GP I will be retiring on 28.2.18

It has been both challenging and very rewarding to work in a number of very different situations both overseas and in the UK and to finish the last 5 years of my career at Harcourt.

It has been a privilege to be your GP in recent years and I wish you all the best for the future.

I am pleased to be able to leave you in good hands with my successor Dr Julian Totman who is moving from another Salisbury practice to take over my list of patients at Harcourt.

Dr Miles Thomas


1 Dec
2017

Dr Susana Bull

We are delighted to let our patients know Dr Susana Bull is new to the team and will be starting on Monday 4th December. She will be working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.


1 Nov
2017

Practice Nurse Vacancy

We are looking for a nurse team leader to work 19 hours per week. If you are interested please contact our practice management team on 01722 333214 who will be pleased to provide you with an application form. Closing date 24.11.2017


18 Sep
2017

Flu Vaccination 2017

Booking NOW - FLU Clinics Saturdays 7th and 14th October 2017. Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications. Flu can be unpleasant, but if you are otherwise healthy it will usually clear up on its own within a week. However, flu can be more severe in certain people, such as: anyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease) and children and adults with weakened i..... click here to read the full article


5 Sep
2017

Toilet refurbishment late September 2017

The toilets will be temporarily closed in late September for two weeks. We apologise for the inconvenience. Free toilets are available in the car park outside the medical centre.

This work will very much improve the facilities for patients.


8 Jul
2017

Drs Nathan & Hannah Francis to leave in September 2017

After working at the practice for over 3 years Dr Hannah and Nathan Francis are relocating to a Dorset practice. We wish them well for the future.

Dr Louise Campbell, who trained here at the medical centre and has provided regular locum cover, will provide care for their patients until a new arrangement is formalised.

We apologise for yet another change in staff, this is a very difficult time for recruitment in NHS General Practice, and we hope to have more news on a permanent GP solution soon.


1 Mar
2017

Harcourt Medical Centre is working towards becoming a dementia friendly practice

All staff have received extra training. If you live with dementia or care for a person living with dementia we hope that you will find the following helpful: www.alzheimers.org.uk www.carersuk.org www.dementiauk.org A memory café [for people living with dementia and their carers] is held every 4th Wed of the month from 1:30 pm to 3 pm and a carers café is held every 1st Tues of the month from 1030 am to 1130 am, both at Fisherton House, Fountain Way, Salisbury SP2 7TD Drinks and biscuits are provided. No need to book, just drop ..... click here to read the full article


5 Nov
2016

CQC Inspection Outcome - GOOD

We have been rated 'Good' after a recent CQC inspection.

The results from the visit were very positive.

We have been ranked as ‘Good’ overall.

If you would like to read the report, please follow this link:

http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-541963778


23 May
2016

Dr Ben Kay awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners

We are pleased to announce that Dr Ben Kay has been awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

RCGP fellowship is awarded in recognition of a significant contribution to medicine in general and general practice in particular.

We are delighted and proud that Ben has achieved this significant accolade.


11 Mar
2016

Best and worst GP surgeries in Wiltshire revealed

WILTSHIRE'S best and worst doctor's surgeries have been named in a new patient satisfaction survey.

Harcourt Medical Practice in Salisbury came in third with 98 per cent.

We are delighted to have received such positive feedback, thank you to all those who rated us.

Read more at:

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/14273543.Best_and_worst_GP_surgeries_in_Wiltshire_revealed/


5 Oct
2015

FLU Vaccinations 2015

FLU clinics now booking.

If you are over 65 or have a chronic illness such as heart disease please contact the surgery to book an appointment today.


30 Mar
2015

Practice Patient Participation Report 2014-15

Harcourt Medical Centre, in consultation with our patient participation group, carried out a review of patient feedback this year with the aim of identifying priority areas for practice development.

We hope this work will improve the service for patients and their carer’s.

Please follow this link to read our report


17 Nov
2014

Patient feedback (NHs Friends & Family Test)

Feedback is extremely helpful to us to try and provide the best possible service.

Please complete our anonymous questionnaire at:

www.leavemyfeedback.com/4563


11 Sep
2014

FLU VACCINATIONS 2014

FLU clinics now booking.

If you are over 65 or have a chronic illness such as heart disease please contact the surgery to book an appointment today.


29 Jan
2014

NHS England’s Care Data

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you. You have a choice. If you are happy for your informat..... click here to read the full article


27 Jan
2014

Practice Survey Results 2013-14

Harcourt Medical Centre carried out a patient survey again this year after consulting our Patient Reference Group with the aims of identifying priority areas for practice development.

Please follow this link to read our results and report


14 Jan
2014

Dr Markey to retire in April 2014

It is a great privilege being a family GP, providing one-to-one care over the years. Since I started at Harcourt in January 1987 I have watched families grow, shared in their good times and stood alongside them and served in the difficult ones. Medicine is ever-changing but that doctor/patient relationship is as important as ever. I am writing to you now to share the news of my retirement from Harcourt in April 2014. While I will miss you all, I can say with confidence that you will be well cared for in the months and years to come:..... click here to read the full article


8 Oct
2013

Dr Thorne retires from Harcourt on 24th October 2013.

Dr Thorne has been at Harcourt for over 15 years and has decided that the time is right for a career break and an adult ‘gap year’. “Since qualifying as a doctor in 1981, I have seen many changes in the NHS, particularly in general practice. Working at Harcourt has brought many rewards as well as challenges. I am a great advocate of the personal list system operating at Harcourt which provides the opportunity for patients and doctors get to know each other very well. This system creates excellent continuity in caring for patients. Unf..... click here to read the full article


12 Sep
2013

How information about you helps us to provide better care

Click here to see a poster on "How information about you helps us to provide better care"

Click here to read about "How information about you helps us to provide better care"


20 Feb
2013

Practice Survey Results 2012-13

Harcourt Medical Centre carried out a patient survey again this year after consulting our Patient Reference Group with the aims of identifying priority areas for practice development.

Please follow this link to read our results and report.


15 Oct
2012

Goodbye Dr Pickup

After four very successful years at Harcourt, Dr Pickup is following her dream of becoming a village GP.

She leaves to become a GP partner at Shrewton (Till Orchard surgery) this week.

We wish her well in her new adventure but are sad to see her leave us.


5 Oct
2012

Dr Miles Thomas - Joining the team January 2013

Dr Miles joins the practice as a new partner in January 2013; he is currently working locally as a GP Locum.

Dr Miles brings an experienced pair of hands to Harcourt having worked in the UK and abroad


9 Aug
2012

Registrar GP

We are pleased to welcome Dr Eleanor Glasspool who joins us in August 2012.


9 Jun
2012

Patient Reference Group

We are seeking the opinion of a cross section of patients to help identify priority areas for practice development, a patient reference group (PRG)

We hope the PRG will help us to know how we can improve our service to you and how you perceive our medical centre and its staff

If you are interested in joining the PRG please visit the 'services' part of the website and follow the link to 'Patient reference Group'


27 May
2012

ONLINE PRESCRIPTIONS

Harcourt Medical Centre is moving medical software provider this June, from EMIS to SystemOne.

As a result of this change you will no longer be able to use EMISaccess to order repeat prescriptions.

EMIS Access will cease to function on Friday 8th June.

The new service will come online Monday 2nd July and can be found at:

https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com

The good news is that your EMISaccess login details will be migrated to the new system, see the prescriptions page for more details.


16 Apr
2012

Play Park Petition

The patients and health care team at Harcourt Medical Centre wholeheartedly endorse the provision of play park facilities for children in Elizabeth Gardens. Salisbury City Council has acknowledged our concern that the Elizabeth Gardens play park immediately next to the six consulting rooms of doctors, nurses, psychologists and midwives and their patients is causing a problem. Salisbury City Council is aware that the noise of naturally boisterous teenagers and children is causing disturbance to a significant number of the 500 plus consu..... click here to read the full article


22 Mar
2012

Practice Survey Results

Harcourt Medical Centre carried out a patient survey last year (2011), with the aims of recruiting a 'Patient Representative Group (PRG)' to identify priority areas for practice development. Please follow this link to find our results.

Click here for the Practice Survey Results


3 Aug
2011

Registrar GP

We are pleased to welcome Dr Eleanor Bessant to the practice. She will be joining the team after completing her hospital posts to finish her training as a GP. Dr Bessant will be attached to the practice for twelve months.


10 Aug
2009

New Phone system!

We appreciate getting through on the telephone can sometimes be difficult, especially at peak times (such as when the surgery opens at 0800 for book-on-day appointments ) In view of this we have invested in upgrading the phone system, this will be taking place in the near future and will offer the following features: > the ability to speak to a receptionist in the morning from 0800 (previously 0800-0815 was reserved for emergency calls only) > upgrading the number of available telephone lines coming into the surgery from the current 3 ..... click here to read the full article


1 Sep
2008

Extended Access - launched September 2008

We are delighted to offer new 'extended access' appointments providing increasing convenience and flexibility for our patients.

These additional appointments run at the following times and can be booked during normal working hours. We hope they will particularly help patients who find making an appointment during the working day difficult but of course are open to all our patients.

Monday 1830 - 1930

Friday 0730 - 0800

Saturday 0900 - 1200


13 Jan
2008

Patient Satisfaction Survey 2008

An introduction: The General Practitioner Assessment Questionnaire (GPAQ) is a patient completed questionnaire to find out what patients think about care from both their general practice and their general practitioner. These include access to GP services, inter-personal relationships and continuity of care. We are delighted to publish the results of a recent patient survey showing you rate us consistently higher than the national average in all aspects of care questioned. We are particularly proud to have achieved a 91% Percentile rating ..... click here to read the full article



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