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FLU VACCINATIONS

We are now booking appointments for our flu vaccinations clinics. If you are over 65 or have a long-term health condition please ring 01606 544544 to make your appointment.

Who is eligible for the flu vaccine?
If you fit into one of the following categories then you will be offered the flu vaccine on the NHS. If you:
• Are age 65 or over
• Have long-term health condition e.g. diabetes, asthma, heart complaint
• Are a carer
• Are pregnant

The NHS Friends and Family Test

Did you know you can now have your say to help improve more services across the NHS?

The NHS Friends & Family Test is about giving patients the opportunity to provide quick feedback on their care and treatment experience. It’s already in use in many parts of the NHS and is expanding to a lot more.   You can say what is going well and what can be improved so that people who make decisions about local healthcare can take your views into account.   It doesn’t take long and you don’t need to give your details on your feedback form.   Here is a short animation explaining the reason behind the NHS test – click to download the 2 minute animation
If you wish to complete the NHS Friends and Family Test online click on the link below. This will load up the survey, click done when finished and then close the survey browser. Your responses will of course be anonymous.   The NHS Friends and Family Online Test click to load

VACANCY FOR SALARIED DOCTOR

We have a vacancy for a salaried GP to join our friendly dedicated team. Please click here for details

HALF-DAY CLOSURES 2017

Danebridge, Kingsmead and the Sandiway surgery will be closed during the hours of 1pm – 5pm on the following dates for staff training

  • Wednesday 18th Oct
  • Thursday 23rd Nov

On these dates all surgeries close at 1pm. However, Danebridge and Kingsmead will re-open at 5pm for emergencies only. During the closed period, emergencies are dealt with by the Out of Hours Service by telephoning: 01270 273667

LATEST NEWSLETTERClick for our latest newsletter Summer 2016

Latest CQC Report – click to view report – We are pround to announce that we have recieved a resounding ‘good’ in every category from our recent CQC inspection.

NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP – From 1st April 2015 all practices are required to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients. The named GP is responsible for the patients overall care at the practice. This does not mean that you have to see this GP for appointments, you can carry on seeing any of our GPs. We are doing our best to inform our patients of their named GP but if you have not been informed and would like to know yours please ask next time you visit the surgery. If you have a preference as to which GP is your named that, we will try to accommodate this request.

STOP SMOKING SERVICE – The Smoking cessation service has been taken over by HealthBox who are working in partnership with the NHS. An advisor will be at Danebridge every Thursday and Friday. In order to make an appointment please ring the usual surgery number 01606 544544. For further information the website is – www.quit4good.org and the tel number is 0800 043 5143

PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP LATEST REPORT 2014/15  – The latest report is available to view – CLICK TO VIEW

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)

As from the 26th June, Danebridge Group Practice has been able to offer the Electronic Prescription Service to our patients. The EPS gives patients the choice to have their prescription sent electronically to their nominated Pharmacy, rather than having to come into the surgery to collect it. The pharmacy can be near to where you live, work or shop, whatever is the most convenient.

If you would like to use the EPS you must first ‘nominate’ a pharmacy. This is done by going into your chosen pharmacy and completing a consent form (forms are also available from reception, but these must be given back to the pharmacy NOT to the surgery). This service is not compulsory and patients can continue to request and collect their prescriptions as they do now if that is preferred.

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) The Care Quality Commission make sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care and encourage providers to make improvements. This is done by an Inspection.

Danebridge Group Practice received an inspection from the CQC in February 2014. -CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT

If you would like more information about the CQC, please visit their website at www.cqc.org.uk

TELEPHONE CALLS

If you need to ring the surgery to speak to a secretary regarding a query, or to speak to our staff regarding any prescription queries, unless it is urgent, please call after 9:30am. Understandably our staff are initially very busy with the influx of calls regarding appointments for that day, liaising with the Doctors and dealing with messages, internet, email and fax queries that have come in overnight. Your consideration is very much appreciated.

When calling the surgery for your test results, please allow at least 5 working days for all results to be returned to us and be commented upon by your Doctor. Please be aware that some results can however take up to 2 weeks to be processed. Please call the results line directly on: 01606 544579 During the hours of 11-12pm and 3-5pm Your results will only be given to you, so please DO NOT ask somebody else to call on your behalf to obtain your test results.