Welcome to Blackheath Medical Centre. I am particularly pleased to introduce you to the other members of the team at Blackheath, Rebecca Gillam, Jayne Dutton, Kath Humphries, Penny Angill, Nurse Tammy Smyth, Nurse Anne Sage, Nurse Caroline Mellon, Dr Hannah Clarke and Dr Cathy Hicks.
Rebecca Gillam, Jayne Dutton, Kath Humphries and Penny Angill manage the office for us and will typically be your first point of contact with the practice. With the help of computer software they play an important role in monitoring patients needing regular lab tests.
Patients can now request their repeat prescriptions through this web site or by mobile 'phone text message. You can still of course call into the reception desk to personally request your prescription. To make things as easy as possible for our patients, a number of local pharmacies will collect your prescription from us if you ask them. If your pharmacy is not one that collects from us we can post your prescription to them if you provide us with stamped addressed envelopes - ask when you request your repeat prescription.
We hope you find the various health related calculators useful. The pregnancy calculator gets the most hits every week from users all round the world. A number of other practices from all corners of the UK link to our heart disease risk calculator. In December 2004 we added the World Health Organisation Audit alcohol questionnaire to the site.
Blackheath Medical Centre is a modern building with good car-parking and easy access for patients with mobility problems. I look forward to welcoming you there.
Dr Bennett Quinn.