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.
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.