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A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.


What does this mean for you?

· If you collect your repeat prescriptions from the practice you will not have to visit us to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, we will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

· You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

· You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.


Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

· don’t want to come to the practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

· collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.


It may not be if you:

· don’t get prescriptions very often.

· pick up your medicines from different places.


How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for us to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

· a pharmacy.

· a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).


Ask us or any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.


Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell us. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or the receptionist. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.


Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in the surgery, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.

For more information about EPS visit , or your pharmacy


Dementia Alliance survey available to complete on further information Number 20

Welcome to Blidworth & Ravenshead Surgery Online

 SystmOne logo


New Patient Registration Pack



Please be aware that ALL telephone calls IN and OUT of this practice are now recorded for patient and staff safety.

Recordings are securely stored for 5 (five) years.

 Shared care - If you wish to complete a shared care form please click the link below 

Single Agency (GP) eDSM only consent form.docx


To use the on line prescription request and the on line appointment booking system, you need to sign up at the reception desk - producing some photo ID. When you've done that, click on the "systmonline" logo above to go to the website and follow the instructions from there.

On this website you can book and cancel routine Doctors appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access further options.

We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.


Our Surgery FacilitiesBlidworth surgery

Our surgery will be warm, welcoming clean and tidy. Please help us keep it that way. For patients attending surgery, we offer the following facilities:

  • Limited car Parking Spaces
  • Access for disabled people
  •                                   A toilet for disabled peopleBaby changing facilities
  •                                                              Pram and pushchair area in entrance porch
  • Health information leaflets
  •                                                       A private room if you wish to talk to practice staff in confidence  


The Practice offers several online services that include the booking of routine appointments , ordering repeat prescriptions and viewing of your Summary Care Record .

The online services are safe and secure and are 'password' protected .

We are currently encouraging as many patients as possible to 'sign up ' for the online services we have available.

To do so , please call in at either Reception Desk at Blidworth or Ravenshead along with some photo identification such as a current passport or drivers licence . The reception staff will enrol you for the online service and issue you with a password which you will be expected to change the first time you 'log in' .

Thank you .

             EXTENDED ACCESS

“Extended GP access service is accessible 7 days per week. If you require an appointment on a Sunday please enquire with the reception team.”


In addition to the Sunday and Bank Holiday service all patients living and registered with a GP Practice within the Newark and Sherwood localities can also now access evening appointments every weekday and Saturday mornings .

The Reception Team at each Practice can book and advise you as to the type of appointment available .

There are set GP Practice venues that are delivering Extended Access each day and therefore a small amount of travel may be required to receive treatment .

An overview of Extended Access 

The Abbey Medical Group is working in partnership with the Sherwood Medical Partnership based at Clipstone to deliver “Extended Access” on behalf of the Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group.

Extended Access will be available to all patients registered with a GP Practice within the “Sherwood area “.

The Sherwood Area of GP Practices are;

Abbey Medical Group

Sherwood Medical Partnership

Hill View Practice

Rainworth Medical Centre

Bilsthorpe Practice

Middleton Lodge

Major Oak

So what is Extended Access and who is it available to ? 

Extended Access will be available between 6.30 p.m. and 8.00.p.m –Monday to Friday & Saturday Mornings 0800 to 12.00 noon at the following locations; 

Each Monday / Tuesday – Abbey Medical Group, Blidworth

Each Wednesday / Thursday – Sherwood Medical Partnership, Clipstone.

Friday evening will alternate each week between the two Practices.

Saturday mornings will alternate in a similar manner and each Practice Reception Team will be in a position to advise you as to the specific locality providing the Friday evening and Saturday morning service..

The service will allow access and a 15 minute appointment with either a GP, Nurse or a HCA during these times.

There will always be a GP available and the Nurse / HCA provision will be at the discretion of the host Practice.

Patients can only book an Extended Access appointment via their own Practice. 

Patients must have consented to share their medical record. If they have not agreed to share then the clinical system for patient safety reasons will not allow an appointment to be made.

Appointments will either be ‘book on the day ‘or 48 hours in advance only.

There will an upper limit of appointments available and when they are gone …they are gone.

There will be strict criteria in respect of the appointment type available;

The guidance will be, One appointment –one issue only.

The appointment will result in acute prescribing only.

Repeat Prescription issues will not be considered at all.

There will be no bloods samples taken. Options to remove this barrier are being reviewed.

There will be no ECG’s undertaken.  

The Nursing Team / HCA appointments will include ear syringing ,minor wound care and blood pressure checks .  

The Sunday and Bank Holiday Service is based at Kings Mill Hospital and can only be booked via your GP Practice

The GP Partners at both AMG and SMP are committed to providing a high quality of safe care to all patients within the Sherwood Locality.

Patients failing to attend appointments 

The Practice is often criticised for lack of appointment availability.

The Practice does record the number of patients who 'Did Not Attend' (DNA) each month.

Since the Beginning of November 2017 to end of February 2018 , 750 patients failed to attend their appointment .

This equates to 185 hours of GP and Nurse time wasted .

We are  sure you will agree that this figure is staggering but is about the average we are now experiencing each month.

Please take the time to cancel your appointment if it is no longer needed so as we can use it to treat another patient.

thank you   

Declaration of GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.


The average pay for GPs working in Abbey Medical Group in the last financial year was £68,325 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Named allocated GP

We have allocated all our registered patients with a Named accountable GP, If you would like to know who this is you can contact the surgery for details.  You are still able to request an appointment with any GP of your choice if available. (January 2016)


  • Statement of Intent - Please see an update on our Statement of Intent under 'Further Information'.

  • Please see the new NHS Friends and Family Test that can be completed on-line . Click on the link below .

  • Please visit the Appointments page to view our Saturday morning appointments for routine matters .  

      Care Quality Commission page on Dr Dalton & Partners

(Site updated 21/06/2018)
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