Our annual seasonal flu vaccination clinic's are now underway.
We would like to invite all patients aged 65 years and over to contact us to make an appointment and come along to receive the vaccination
The Department of Health has set the criteria for those eligible to receive the flu vaccination along with patients 65 and over that is listed below;
- Chronic Heart, Liver, Kidney or Neurological disease
- Weakened Immune System
- Pregnant Ladies are also advised to have the vaccination (if in doubt please check with you midwife)
If any eligible patients do not want to receive the vaccination this year please let us know by either telephoning us or calling in at the surgery sites.
AMENDMENTS and REVIEWS
The district nurse who led the local team that cover this practice and another practice in Clay Cross has left in August for pastures new. There has been a recruitment drive and her replacement will be in post in October, but in the mean time the District Nursing team is receiving help from the neighbouring team in North Wingfield.
As some of you may be aware our GP Dr S Montague has also left for pastures new. Dr Montague will still continue to work in the area in the community and we know she will be greatly missed by all her colleagues and patients. We wish her well in her new job.
Therefore, during the next few months while we wait to receive her replacement in to post, Dr Green, Dr Betts, and Dr Lee will be a little busier than normal, and you may be asked to book your appointment with another GP if they are not available. We ask you to bear this in mind when booking appointments and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to welcoming our new member of staff soon.
We cater for 5,700 patients at the moment, with plans and capacity in place to increase this number as the multi-million regeneration in the area gets under way.
After recent consultation with our patients through our ‘Patient Participation Group’, which is open to all patients, we have listened to the comments made and are implementing a lot of change to meet the needs of our patient in a better more accessible way. As well as future proofing the facility to meet the growing needs of residents in the area, we have facilities on site to develop as a training practice, where we can improve our skills so that future generations can continue to benefit from our medical expertise.
We have introduced new staff to enable patients to have access to a service where they can have 24hr blood pressure checks, and have simple electrocardiogram tests (ECG), which record any unnatural rhythms in the heart. Both have the potential to save hundreds of patients a trip to the hospital and anxious waits for specialist appointments about heart health.
We are also in the early stages of upgrading our branch sites at Tupton and Wingerworth, in order to improve the services at these sites.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
The practice premises are accessible to disabled although there are no disabled toilet facilities at Wingerworth surgery.
Patient Partisipation Group - If you are interested in joining or would just like to know more about it, our next meeting is on Monday 25th November 2013 at 6.00pm at Clay Cross Medical Centre or contact us.
WE ARE PART OF THE HARDWICK HEALTH CONSORTIA GROUP
(Site updated 01/11/2013)