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WE NOW HAVE A NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM AND A NEW TELPHONE NUMBER


0161-983-0190


We have updated our telephone system in response to your feedback to improve the quality of our service delivery. This means a change in telephone provider and also our surgery telephone number to 0161-983-0190.  This system is very new to us and we really do appreciate your support and patience with us as we get to grips with it!


Surgery Connect supports highly efficient call management across multiple or single practices with features that are built around the needs of general practice:



  • A call recording functionality is available for landlines and mobiles, inbound and outbound to support both patients and surgery.



  • Dealing with peaks of inbound calls when appointment lines open is challenge. Queue busting allows patients to be automatically called back, rather than have to wait in a queue.



  • Call routing can distribute calls across multiple sites and groups, and be linked to the needs of specific patients.

  • Call and video consultation recordings and history are linked to individual patient records.

  • Single click dialling of patients from clinical records saves time and avoids errors.

  • Administrators can listen in to reception calls, helping support staff in training.

  • Automated voice reminders can be set up, helping in times of high demand.



  • Calendar events can be added to control hours and days of operation, and automatically signpost callers to alternative numbers.

  • Surgery Connect is resilient: mobile phone back up means that calls can be routed to mobiles, in case phone lines lose connectivity.

  • Multiple languages can be supported, by recognising the speech input of the caller.

  • Inbound and outbound video calls are supported, and we are working on the use of AI to help process calls







Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone

0808 802 0202

Helpline Information

http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx

Email

CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk

Office Hours

Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

  • Tax credits

    Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible



 
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