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GP Surgery Joins NHS App

Following on from the amazing news that previous VP Welfare & Diversity Willow Wong recently announced about the reopening of the on campus STI clinic, we are delighted to announce that the GP Surgery has now joined the NHS App!

This means that you no longer have to call up for an appointment - you can do it on the app itself! It will also help you manage your patient records and order repeat prescriptions all without having to see a GP. On the app itself you can check your symptoms, view your medical record and register as an organ donor.

The GP Surgery have worked really hard to get this working, and this will help make healthcare much more accessible and user friendly for us all! You can even self-register using existing NHS information - see the link below for more information about the app and all of its benefits.

Check out the app

Self-administered contraception

In addition to the list of amazing wins, we can add that you will now be able to administer your own contraceptive injection through the Sayana Press scheme.

If you have been prescribed the Sayana hormonal injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate) you will not need to book a nurse appointment, and will be able to inject this yourself. NB: you will need to have an initial face to face appointment to be shown how to use it as an initial one off. Sayana even offer reminders for when to re-administer so you no longer need to track it manually!

This will save so much time for you, and free up appointments for others who need to see a nurse, which is fantastic!

Check out the website for more information and tutorials on how it works.

Extended hours

Following on from Willow’s announcement that the GP surgery will be offering appointments after usual working hours, we can now confirm how this will work.

The appointments can be made in the usual way via reception (or through the app) and will available after 6:30pm. They will only be telephone appointments, but this saves you having to walk all the way up the hill, and it gives you the benefit of receiving medical advice from the comfort of your own home.

So what now?

If you haven’t done so already, make sure you register with the GP Surgery  online and download the app to get going. If you would like to use the self-administered contraception then book an appointment with the nurse.

If you have any more questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with me via email, or through my Facebook account.

Lucy Simpson // Vice President Welfare & Diversity