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06 March 2016
IT Changes at Sleat Surgery

Information Technology Merger:
Broadford and Sleat Medical Practices

Broadford and Sleat practices are merging their data systems. For IT purposes Sleat will become a branch surgery of Broadford, but in other respects will continue as normal and will retain its dispensing service. The merged surgeries will be known as ‘South Skye Practices’. The dates planned for the IT merger are 20th and 21st April, but parts of the computer system will be unavailable from 14th April until the merger is complete, possibly for Sleat not until 27 April.

Patients are asked to assist the practice by, wherever possible, avoiding asking for appointments or requesting repeat prescriptions between 14th April and about the 27th April.

The Practice Manager stresses that patients can still be seen and prescriptions printed during this period where necessary, but asks that this be kept to a minimum.

ON THE DAYS OF THE MERGER 20th to 22nd April only emergency appointments will be available. Please help the Practice get through this difficult time by getting ‘stocked up’ with repeat prescriptions in advance of the merger period, and please avoid contacting the surgery during this period unless it’s really necessary.

Travel Clinic

The surgery no longer offers a nurse-led Travel Clinic. Patients should, instead, collect a Travel Advice Form from the surgery 3 months before travelling, then visit the website http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/ We suggest you print off the list of vaccinations recommended for the country being visited. The information should then be returned to the surgery where a GP will advise on the appropriate treatment. Alternative arrangements can be made for patients who do not have internet access.

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