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Strep A and Scarlet Fever

We understand there is a lot of concern about Strep A and Scarlet Fever at present. You may find following video useful – but of course you should contact us if you have any concerns:

Christmas and New Year 2022/2023 opening times

Belvidere Medical Practice will be closed on the following public holidays over the Christmas and New Year period 2022/2023:

  • Monday 26th December
  • Tuesday 27th December
  • Monday 2nd January

Patients will need to call 111 if they have an urgent requirement that cannot wait until the practice re-opens.

Changes to online access

The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

You will now be able to see all the information within your health record automatically. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS App, NHS website, or another online primary care service, you will now be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP). Some people can already access this feature, this won’t change for you.

This means that you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your GP, not from hospitals or other specialists. You will only be able to see information from the 1st November 2022 (this has been delayed until 30th November 2022) . For most people, access will be automatic, and you won’t need to do anything.

Your GP may talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see some of your information on the app. Your GP may also talk to you before your full records access is given to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. There might be some sensitive information on your record, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

These changes only apply to people with online accounts. If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by requesting this information through reception.

The NHS App, website and other online services are all very secure, so no one is able to access your information except you. You’ll need to make sure you protect your login details. Don’t share your password with anyone as they will then have access to your personal information.

Practice closure on Monday 19th September 2022

Belvidere Medical Practice will be closed on Monday 19th September for the Bank Holiday announced for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Patients will need to call 111 if they have an urgent requirement that cannot wait until the practice re-opens on Tuesday 20th.

Community Pharmacy Consultation Scheme

We are participating in a new approach to improve access for patients to GP appointments known as the Community Pharmacy Consultation Scheme. The aim is to direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional, which may be a GP or a pharmacist. Please see here for more information about this.

Practice news – June 2022

We have been lucky enough to have Dr Brent Teelucksingh work as a partner alongside Dr Kate Leach and the rest of the clinical team at Belvidere Medical Practice for the last 3 years but sadly Dr Teelucksingh shall be moving on to pastures new and will be leaving the practice at the end of July. 

We are sure that you will join the team at Belvidere Medical Practice in thanking Dr Teelucksingh for his hard work whilst at Belvidere and wishing him and his family the best of luck for the future.  He will be fondly missed by both staff and patients.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mary Eardley shall be joining the practice as a new partner from August.  We are excited that Dr Eardley shall be joining and look forward to her commencing in August.

From August, the clinical team at Belvidere Medical Practice comprises:

  • Dr Kate Leach, GP partner
  • Dr Mary Eardley, GP partner
  • Dr Sarah Cumberlidge, salaried GP
  • Dr Katie Caley, salaried GP
  • Dr Anup Pradhan, salaried GP
  • Mr Baldev (Danny) Singh, clinical pharmacist
  • Sister Jane Bowen, Practice Nurse
  • Sister Jade Andrews, Practice Nurse
  • Sister Suzanne Perkins, Practice Nurse
  • Sister Lyn Harrison, Respiratory Nurse
  • Heidi Pritchard, Healthcare Assistant

Our clinical team are supported by a brilliant administrative support team without whom, the practice could not function.