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Patients in South Warwickshire are to be offered evening and weekend appointments thanks to new GP Plus service
Patients across South Warwickshire are to be offered evening and weekend appointments thanks to a new service, called GP+, being provided by the South Warwickshire GP Federation (SWGP). From 3 September, patients registered with any GP practice in South Warwickshire will be able to book face-to-face or telephone appointments at two GP+ ‘hubs’ from 6-9pm on weekdays and 9am-1pm on weekends. Routine and same day appointments will be offered with GPs, nurses and clinical pharmacists. In addition there will be same day appointments from 6-9pm on weekdays for children aged 0-16 who need treatment after school hours. Appointments are booked via a patient’s normal practice. South Warwickshire GP+ will run initially from two centrally located and accessible hub locations, Trinity Court Surgery in Stratford-upon-Avon and Waterside Medical Centre in Leamington Spa. The hubs will be staffed by GPs and nurses from local GP practices, with some specialist roles recruited specifically for the new service.
GP+ clinicians will have access to patient records, so that the patient’s full medical history is known and records can be updated regardless of when or where patients are seen (subject to consent). Tim Morris, Managing Director of South Warwickshire GP Federation, said: “Attending GP appointments is not always convenient for patients, particularly for those who work full time. GP+ will make it easier for people to see a GP, nurse or pharmacist, whether that’s for a specific illness or to keep up to date with important screenings or medication reviews. “By operating from two central hubs, we have been able to maximise the range of services and the extra hours available to patients across South Warwickshire. We are particularly pleased to be offering the childrends clinic which will allow young people to be seen and treated at short notice without having to attend A&E.” South Warwickshire GP+ is commissioned by South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group and is being delivered by SWGP in partnership with Care UK and the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. For more information, visit http://www.southwarwickshiregps.nhs.uk/extendedaccess/
Next month will mark the start of the 2018 flu season. Anyone over 65, children from 6months to 6 years old, pregnant women or anyone with a long term condition is eligible for a free vaccine. Please speak to one of the team to book in.
GP Partner leaving
Dr Larvinder Madan will be leaving Abbey Medical Centre to pursue a portfolio career, he will be sadly missed by us all at the practice and I am sure his many patients whom he has helped over the last 14 years in Kenilworth. If any patients wish to know who their new named GP at the practice is please do not hesitate to contact reception on 01926 85 99 55 (to avoid busy periods please call after 10am). The practice would like to wish Dr Madan all the best for the future.
As you may or may not be aware General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is replacing the current Data Protection Act. It comes into force on 25th May 2018. Please find attached out updated Privacy Notice
Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice
Dr Susan Prosser is now the GP lead for the above service and we have passed our accreditation through NHS England. We aim to promote the services offered by the NHS specifically for veterans and their families.
New Text Messaging Service
We are now running a new service to communicate with our patients. This will be used to update your medical records and also offer appointments like vaccinations and health checks. The message will always state our name and end with "sent from M84036.email@example.com" to ensure you know this is genuine.
We are very pleased to announce that the CQC has rated our surgery OUTSTANDING ! We are extremely proud that the CQC has awarded us with the highest rating and acknowledges our passion and dedication to our patients in Kenilworth. A link to the CQC website is below:-
Abbey Medical Centre is now an accredited Clinical Research Centre with the Royal College of General Practitioners and will be conducting trials from January 2018. You may see information on upcoming trials through posters and leaflets in the surgery and also through letters, text messages and emails.
ONLINE ACCESS TO MEDICAL RECORDS
This practice now offers patients the facility to view on line information from their medical record relating to medications, problems, test requests, allergies, adverse reactions and vaccinations. Guides for all aspects of this facility can be found on this website https://support.patient-access.co.uk/
PROTECTING YOUR DATA
NHS England have recently sent a notice to all GP practices to inform patients of an upcoming extraction that will take place at the end of October 2017. In the best interests of our patients, the partners at Abbey have decided to ensure your data is not sold or shared with any third party organisations. You can decide not to share your data with anyone outside the practice or to just share if it is necessary for your care i.e. to the local hospital. In any case please inform us if you wish to opt in or out. A copy of the notice and further information is available via the following website.
Friends and Family Quick Survey
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Dr Samantha Young is returning from maternity leave on 29/06/2018
Dr Larvinder Madan has now left the surgery
Statement of Purpose
(Site updated 01/10/2018)