Welcome to Walnut Tree Health Centre On-line
Here we present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
General medical advice is available 24 hours a day by calling 111.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
We also wish to inform all patients that we are a GP Training Practice. You will usually find a trainee GP as part of our team. They are supervised by our GP Trainer Dr Shibli Sharif. If you have any questions please ask to speak to the Practice Manager, Diane Mitchell.
We are now booking appointments for seasonal influenza vaccinations for those patients 65 years and over, those who have specific clinical conditions, pregnant ladies, carers and children who were born between 2nd September 2009 and 1st September 2012.
Patients in these groups should have already received letters asking to book an appointment.
If you are thinking of not having a flu vaccination please consider the potential risk you may put others at in your family, for example a very young child or an elderly relative who may contract flu from you.
We look forward to patients making their appointments. Thank you.
Named GP for the 75's and Over
From the 30th June 2014 all patients who are 75 and over will be receiving a letter informing them of their named GP. This inititaive is part of the on-going changes to provide more personalised care for patients in this age group with one GP being accountable.
Patients who are newly registered with the practice who are 75 or over and patients who become 75 will all be assigned a named GP.
The named GP will take the lead responsibility for ensuring that all appropriate services required under the contract are delivered to each of their patients.
Where required they work with relevant associated health and social care professional to deliver a multi-disciplinary care package.
Ensure the physical and psychological needs of the patient are recognised and responded to by the relevant clinican in the practice.
Ensure the patient has access to a health check.
Milton Keynes Community Pharmacist Minor
This scheme offers advice and/or treatment for a wide range of conditions including: cough, sore throat, headache, fever, blocked nose, hay fever, allergies, diarrhoea, vaginal thrush, threadworm, athlete's foot, insect bites or stings, mouth ulcers, nappy rash, pain constipation.
Rather than having to get an appointment to see the minor illness nurse or doctor you can visit your local pharmacist for advice and treatment. If you don't pay for your prescription your pharmacist will be able to supply medicines you need free of charge. If you do normally pay for prescriptions the medication you may need for a minor ailment is often cheaper than the cost of a prescription.
Local pharmacies in our area are offerring this service to help GP practices focus on those patients with more complex requirements. Please use this service which is also often available over the weekends or late evenings when the practice is closed.
You will need to show proof of being registered with a GP in Milton Keynes. This could be your medical card or a tear-off slip from a previous prescription. You will also need to show proof if you are exempt from payment.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Dr EA Howard and partners
TPP (supplier of our practice clinical system) are pleased to announce that SystmOnline is now available to patients as an app for iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices running the iOS operating system. The app is listed on the App Store and is free to download. To download the app, search for "SystmOnline" in the app store.
Patients can use their existing SystmOnline login details to access the online services offered by your organisation via the app.
For those patients who would like to start using our on-line booking service for GP appointments and also repeat medication please ask at reception for details.
CAREDATA - THE NHS WILL BE EXTRACTING DATA FROM YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS TO HELP PROVIDE INFORMATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SERVICES AND ALSO FOR RESEARCH. IF YOU WISH TO FIND OUT MORE AND UNDERSTAND THE DATA BEING EXTRACTED PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Take Your Own BP Whilst you Wait
We now have a new Blood Pressure machine situated in reception. Patients can use this at any time during the surgery opening hours. No appointment necessary.
We are now able to offer a text messaging appointment reminder service to our patients. Please ensure that we have an up to date mobile number if you would like to take advantage of this service.
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(Site updated 02/10/2014)