Arrivals and Departures
At the beginning of August, Dr Rachel Dakin joined the practice for her final year of General Practitioner training. Dr Dakin is a fully qualified doctor - she qualified from Liverpool University in August 2013 since when she has spend the intervening years undergoing further training to qualify her to become a GP. She will be in the practice until the end of July 2018 and during her time here she will be under the supervision of Dr Kaye and Dr Underwood.
Barbara Maudsley left the practice at the end of October to take on new challenges. Barbara had been with the practice for almost 25 years and her enthusiasm for her role, her knowledge and expertise is greatly missed by colleagues and patients alike. We have been fortunate to appoint a highly experienced, specialist nurse, Lynne Ashton who started in September. Lynne works 3 days a week and in addition to practice nursing her main role is to carry out the regular reviews for long term conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, heart failure and hypertension.
CQC Report published - 1st December 2016
The report on the practice following the CQC visit on the 6th September has now been published and a full copy can be viewed on the CQC website or downloaded from: www.cqc.org.uk/directory/1-547103828
The overall rating of the practice is Good.
Would you like to join our Patient Group?
We would like to recruit some more people to join our on-line patient group, particularly some to represent younger people, as currently the group is weighted heavily towards our older population. We contact the group by e-mail on occasions to ask for their thought or ideas on changes we are planning within the practice or to comment on local health issues. You do not need to make a regular time commitment, you can respond (or not) at a time convenient to you and all replies are anonymous.
At the moment we are preparing a survey asking for ideas about local health needs to help the NHS develop Integrated Care Communities (ICCs). This is a way of bringing together everyone in an area who is working with the community (from health, councils, voluntary groups and the community itself) to ensure services meet the needs of the local population. This of course will vary from place to place and to assist with this the NHS needs to establish what each community needs to keep well and what health related issues each community feels that they have.
The survey will be available in paper form in both surgeries and an electronic copy will be sent to our patient group. The responses we receive will be published on the website.
To join our Patient Group please click on the link opposite.
Are you planning to travel abroad?
If you are planning a holiday abroad and think you may need vaccinations or more general travel advice please complete a travel questionnaire which can be found under travel on the clinics and services page. This will help us to assess if you need any further vaccinations, plan your appointments or just provide you with written or verbal advice. Once we receive your completed questionnaire it will be passed to one of the travel nurses who will get in touch with you as soon as she can.