St George's Surgery, St Paul's Medical Centre, 121 Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4DPTel: 01242 215015
NHS England has been alerted to a recent incident where a patient was contacted by someone claiming to work at Bradford on Avon Health Centre in Wiltshire. The caller stated that the patient’s prescription was ready for collection and could be delivered if debit / credit card payment details were provided. The patient was further advised that he needed to pay an additional cost following a change that had been made to the prescription.
If patients experience any similar requests for payment or have any concerns that they may have been targeted, please contact the police via Action Fraud on telephone number 0300 123 2040 or text phone 0300 123 2050. For further details on Action Fraud, please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk
In the first instance please see the NHS Advice -
If you have further questions please speak to the practice nurse.
We offer free SMS text reminders for appointments at St George's Surgery. Please ensure your contact details are correct. You can update them here.
If you have concerns regarding your or somebody else's memory, "Managing memory together" are holding more sessions. For details click here.
Texting the "emergency" services
We have been advised of a service for anyone who has difficulty with "voice" communication e.g. Stroke, MS, deafness. Please see here for more information on registering.
Ordering repeat prescriptions
We announce that from 1st August 2012 it will no longer be possible to order your repeat prescriptions over the telephone. Most practices do not accept telephone requests due to potential errors and we have been advised by the British Medical Association and Medical Protection Society that it is not safe to continue this. They can be ordered on line at this web site, at local pharmacies, in person or by post. We apologise for the inconvenience
http://www.whenshouldiworry.com/resources/When%20should%20I%20worry-Booklet_England-with%20111%20service.pdf (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)
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