Welcome to The Rainbow Surgery Online
The Rainbow Surgery began life in May 1993 and moved to custom designed premises in May 1994. It began with a husband and wife job-sharing team, and has steadily grown to now have 3 partners but still retains a friendly and easily accessible service.
It offers all usual GP services on site, and has additionally a visiting retinal photography service, echocardiography service and a unique alcohol support service. The practice is fully computerised, paper light, and enables much care to be done via phone.
We try to do today’s work today and patients will rarely wait more than a few days to see the doctor of their choice.
For registered patients it is possible to book appointments and order repeat medication online. You can also view prescribed medication, immunisation history, allergies and in some cases, results, which are held in your medical record. To do this you need to complete an Application form and visit the Surgery to register for the service. Two forms of documentation must be provided as evidence of identity and one of these must contain a photograph. Acceptable documents include passports, driving licence and a Bank statement (not a bill). A Patient Information Leaflet and Application form can be found in the Further Information section to the right.
Rainbow Surgery has extended on-line services to patients to include access to the detailed information held in the medical record (i.e. information held in coded form) since 31st March 2016.
From April 2015, there is a new contractual arrangement whereby all patients will be allocated a named, accountable GP.
This is largely to reassure patients they have a specific GP within the Practice who is responsible for ensuring that work is carried out on their behalf.
Your named GP will be the GP who you are registered with and there will be no change to the care and services which are currently provided.
If you have a preference as to which GP you wish to be assigned, the Practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Please submit any request, in writing, to the Practice Manager.
However, please note that this does not mean that you can always see your named GP, or that you are unable to see any other GP.
With effect from Monday 1 August 2016 the surgery will be not be accepting any new registrations from patients moving into the area or wishing to transfer from another local surgery.
We will still be accepting:
* New babies born to mums registered at the practice
* Students coming back from University to live with parents registered with the practice
* Temporary patients, who are staying for less than 2 weeks, with patients registered at the practice
This will last until a new partner joins the practice or for 12 months
Sadly our circumstances remain unchanged and an application is in place to extend the list closure for a further year
(Site updated 22/11/2017)