Welcome to Swallownest Health Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Ordering your prescriptions
From the 1st April 2017 we will NO LONGER accept any repeat prescription requests from community pharmacies on behalf of patients. Patients (or their carer, nominated family member/friend) will have to order repeat prescriptions directly from the GP practice themselves. Collection of prescriptions from GP practices by community pharmacies on behalf of patients will not be affected.
The 27 practices who have made or are making this change, with the full support of NHS Rotherham CCG, have carefully considered all options, engaged extensively with key stakeholders (patients, carers, patient participation groups and voluntary groups).
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 information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything.
If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or ask at reception for a copy of the leaflet "How information about you helps us to provide better care".
More information can be found here http://www.nhs.uk/caredata
Opt Out Form
Those patients who have up to date contact details with the surgery and have advised us of a mobile telephone number should receive SMS text message reminders about their appointments with the doctor or nurse.
This service is paid for by the Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and has proved to be effective in reducing the number of appointments for which patients do not attend. Unfortunately the cost of the service has escalated and the CCG have had to explore alternative ways of delivering this service.
They have agreed to continue to fund the service but the way in which it is to be delivered will change from the 1st April and will involve the use of an app which can be downloaded to your smartphones from the App Store or Google Play.
Help for this is provided via https://www.mjog.com/messenger/
We hope you will take advantage of this service as the old SMS text message service will cease at the end of March 2018.
Please note that it is important that you update your contact details with the surgery every time there is a change. You can do this by using the practice on-line system or simply by calling into reception an completing a change of details form.