DANEBRIDGE MEDICAL CENTRE – RE-DECORATION PROGRAMME
Now that we have a new roof, we are delighted that our premises will be re-furbished internally over the coming months, beginning towards the end of February. We will try and keep disruption to a minimum however please bear with us as Clinicians may have to work from different rooms as the work progresses.
Thanks to a generous donation from the estate of a former patient, we have been able to replace most of our examination couches and some of the chairs in our clinical rooms at Danebridge, Kingsmead and Sandiway. The Practice is very grateful for this very kind gesture.
DR NICHOLA RUSSELL MBChB MRCGP DRCOG DFFP
It is with deep sadness that we advise that Dr Nichola Russell died on Thursday 4 January 2018.We appreciate that this will be a very difficult time for many people for whom Dr Russell was their Doctor, work colleague or friend.We are sure that you will join us in sending our deepest sympathy to Dr Russell’s family at this time.
Danebridge GP Partners
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
HALF-DAY CLOSURES 2018
Danebridge, Kingsmead and the Sandiway surgery will be closed during the hours of 1pm – 5pm on the following dates for staff training
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
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 June 2015. -CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT
If you would like more information about the CQC, please visit their website at www.cqc.org.uk
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.