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Newsletter

Winter newsletter 2017

Goodbye

Dr Vanessa Lynch; sadly Dr Lynch will be leaving the practice in December.

It has been a privilege to serve you all over the last 20 years but I will be leaving Beaconsfield Medical Practice at Christmas.

We have shared both the sad moments and the happier times from our lives. From time

to time there has been the need for reassurance or a few tears. But I hope I also made a few of you laugh!

I leave you with this message.

‘Do more of what makes you happy!’

Much love

Dr Vanessa Lynch

 

Repeat prescriptions

Please note when ordering repeat prescriptions please do not order any more than two weeks in advance (unless there is a certain reason i.e. holiday, in which case please specify).

CQC Inspection

The Practice is delighted to announce that we have received an overall 'Good' rating from the Care Quality Commission inspection, with some 'Outstanding' points highlighted throughout the report. The inspection took place in February this year and you can read the full report by clicking on the link below.

CQC Report Feb 2016

Annual Practice Survey

Our annual practice survey has now closed.  Results will shared once collated.

EPS - Electronic Prescription Service

The practice is now 'live' with EPS. Please read the attached patient information and if you would like to nominate a preferred pharmacy please contact them to arrange this.

EPS Patient Information.pdf

Parking! - please see Latest News for information and appeal advice.

Friends & Family Test

Please take a minute to tell us about your last trip to the practice - Beaconsfield Medical Practice - Friends & Family Test

Latest News

Annual Practice Survey

Please be advised our annual practice survey is currently taking place and we would be extremely grateful for your input.

 

This is an opportunity for you to have a say about the care you receive.

Please click here to complete.

Carers Hub

Carers hub is a brand new dedicated website and phone line, providing a comprehensive resource of relevant information, advice and access to local organisations who can help unpaid carers to manage their caring roles. A partnership between three prominent local charities and Local Authority assessment staff ensuring carers receive the right support, at the right time, in the right place.

To visit the website please click here or phone 01273 977000.

 

#HelpMyNHS campaign

Local residents are being called to action to help the NHS provide the best possible care this winter through a campaign being launched by the CCG.

#HelpMyNHS calls on the public to play their part by adopting small behavioural changes to ease pressures on local health and care services, saving them for those in the most need. It asks people to #HelpMyA&E by highlighting the alternative services to A&E and when these should be used. #HelpMyGP by using of GP appointments properly, take steps to help prevent getting ill and self-manage minor illnesses, as well as using alternative services, such as pharmacists. For more information on #HelpMyNHS and how to take part please click here.

Goodbye

Dr Vanessa Lynch; sadly Dr Lynch will be leaving the practice in December.

It has been a privilege to serve you all over the last 20 years but I will be leaving Beaconsfield Medical Practice at Christmas.

We have shared both the sad moments and the happier times from our lives. From time

to time there has been the need for reassurance or a few tears. But I hope I also made a few of you laugh!

I leave you with this message.

‘Do more of what makes you happy!’

Much love

Dr Vanessa Lynch

New GPs

We are delighted to welcome:

Dr. Oliver Maddison who is with us for three days per week on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Dr. Annie Sturge has just completed her GP training and is with us as a salaried GP working Tuesday (am only), Wednesday & Thursday.

Dr. Dimitri Patel is our new GP registrar, supervised by Dr. Bird.

Annual Practice Survey

Our annual practice survey is now closed, results are now available - see 'Survey Report'.

Telephone Calls

Please be aware that some Telephone calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes.


Friends & Family Test  

Please take a minute to tell us about your last visit to the practice by completing the Friends & Family Test - Beaconsfield Medical Practice - Friends & Family Test


CQC Registration

The practice is now CQC (Care Quality Commission) registered. This is a requirement now for all Health and Social Care Services in England. We recently had our CQC inspection, please click on the link below to view the results.

http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAF1486.pdf

National Surveillance Programme

This practice is one of over 200 practices participating in a national surveillance programme that provides continuous monitoring of infections and diseases in the community as well as RCGP and ethically approved research.

The prmary purposes of the network are surveillance of infectious disease, particularly flu.  The RCGP RSC looks to predict when the flu outbreaks and pandemics occur and is involved in vaccine effectiveness studies: principally in collaboration with Public Health England.

For more details please visit: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/rsc

 

Parking Eye

We would like to inform you that a new camera controlled car park management system came into effect on 1st December 2014. The car management system has been introduced to help improve the parking facilities for patients and you are required to enter your vehicle registration into the terminal within the surgery, on each visit. Patients are permitted to park in the front car park and in designated bays only.

Drop offs and Pick ups will have a 20 minute window before needing to enter registration details. 

If you are issued with a ticket because you have forgotten to enter your registration when attending the practice PLEASE APPEAL AND DO NOT PAY. We would like to assure you that our patients will not have to pay the fine.

Please follow the appeals process by either using the link provided; https://www.parkingeye.co.uk/contact-us/make-an-appeal/ or in writing to; Parking Eye, PO BOX 565, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 6HT. 

You will be asked to give permission for Parking Eye to contact us to clarify that you are a patient of the practice so that we can instruct them to cancel the issued ticket.

PLEASE DO NOT USE A SEARCH ENGINE TO RAISE AN APPEAL AS SOME CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. CONTACT PARKING EYE DIRECTLY.

We have not taken this decision to implement the new parking system lightly but have done so in order that we can protect the limited spaces we do have for our legitimate patients.

If you have any questions, please speak to the Practice Manager.

Parking News - Preston Park  

There are now parking restrictions in Preston Park between 8am and 8pm, £0.50 for 1 hour, £1.00 for 2 hours & £2.00 for up to 4 hours.


Practice Hours

We are open Monday to Friday from 8 - 6, with no lunch break and 6-6.30pm for emergencies .

If you require medical assistance when the practice is closed please call 111.

** Christmas Practice Hours **

18th December    Extended evening hours (6.30-8.00pm)

23rd December -  No extended

24th December – Closed

25th December–  Closed

26th December - Closed

27th December – Open

30th December   Extended morning hours (8.30-10:30am)

31st December - Closed

1t December -   Closed

2nd January –    Reopen


Extended Opening Hours

Beaconsfield Medical practice is offering additional pre-booked GP and nursing appointments on:

Monday evenings 6.30 - 8.00 pm (GP and nurse by appointment) 

Saturday mornings 8.30 - 10.30 am (GP by appointment)

The surgery phone lines and doors will be closed during the extended periods. Access to the surgery will be available to patients with appointments only. 

Appointments can be booked up to four weeks in advance subject to availability.

The doctors hope the additional hours will assist patients who find it difficult to attend appointments during the working day.

** See Christmas hours above **


Community Phlebotomy Service

New Referral Criteria

If you require a home visit for blood testing please note that the Community Phlebotomy Team have updated their referral criteria. Patients are eligible for domiciliary phlebotomy if:

  • it would be detrimental to their condition or recovery if they were to travel to their nearest clinic or GP surgery,

  • if they only able to attend their nearest clinic or GP surgery via ambulance or patient transport service,

  • they are not able to go out by private car, taxi, mobility scooter or bus. For example, patients who are able to go to the local shops are considered able to use a taxi to attend a clinic for blood testing.

Patients will be discharged from the Community Phlebotomy Team and referred back to their GP or nurse where a patient is unavailable for a home visit due to any of the above reasons.


Important Information About Your Health Records

The NHS is improving the way your health information is stored and managed through the introduction of the electronic Summary Care Record. Records of patients in our practice will be upload to the national database unless you have advised us otherwise. To remove your consent for the upload you can complete this form and return it to the practice.


 

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