Rutherford Medical Centre
Welcome to Rutherford Medical Centre's website.
The aim of the website is to give the local community information about the services that the practice offers and the members of the practice who strive to bring you those services. The website brings together a comprehensive list of services offered by the practice with times and booking information.
All registered patients at Rutherford Medical Centre have a named GP - ask at reception. A named GP will be responsible for the co-ordination of appropriate services where required.
Our Mission Statement
Treat Patients as individuals, with respect and courtesy at all times, with no discrimination of race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation or appearance.
Provide patient centred services in a safe and caring environment.
Strive to meet patient expectation and deliver a high standard of care.
Maintain confidentiality in what we discuss and the records we keep on patients’ behalf.
Keep up to date with developments in health care by continuing to learn and maintain the standards required.
Consider the needs and opinions of patients when planning changes or the introduction of new services.
Summary Care Record – your emergency care summary
The NHS in England is introducing the Summary Care Record, which will be used in emergency care.
The record will contain information about any medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had to ensure those caring for you have enough information to treat you safely.
Your Summary Care Record will be available to authorised healthcare staff providing your care anywhere in England, but they will ask your permission before they look at it. This means that if you have an accident or become ill, healthcare staff treating you will have immediate access to important information about your health.
What are my choices?
• You can choose to have a Summary Care Record:
You do not need to do anything. This will happen automatically.
• You can choose not to have a Summary Care Record:
You need to let your GP practice know by filling in and returning an opt-out form.
For more information visit the HSCIC website http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr
Patients can now book an appointment, order a repeat prescription and also view your medication details online.
Please ask at reception for details
The NHS comes under increased pressure during winter, with the arrival of cold weather triggering or worsening some illnesses, meaning that health services are more in demand.
Rutherford Medical Centre will provide additional doctor appointments each week from November – March to deal with the extra strain on services during the winter months.
However, this is set to continue from April 2015 and additional appointments will be available for patients to book