Wishing all our patients a Merry Christmas, and a Healthy and Happy New Year
AMENDMENTS and REVIEWS
Following the loss of Dr Montague we struggled to recruit a new GP, but had recruited Dr Nawaz on a fix term basis until December 2014. We are very happy to announce the recruitment of Dr B Charles who joined us at the beginning of July, and is settling in well.
We are also happy to announce the recruitment of Advanced Nurse Practitioner Michelle Jackson-Smith, who will be able to see patients for minor ailments for which she can diagnose and prescribe, and acute problems.
Demand management is a major task for us as a practice these days and we will be reinstating the triage and phone consultation system again, which will help us to manage our patient’s needs more effectively.
You’ll be aware from the press that we face a huge GP manpower crisis. The Government has accepted that the country needs an additional 5,000 GPs but given the length of time it takes to train a GP it will be some years before this manpower crisis is addressed. We’re very fortunate in having a full team of experienced, hard-working doctors at Clay Cross Medical Centre.
Most of our patients are very good at managing routine illness and we'll put links to some good resources on this page soon, which might help to keep our phones a little quieter.
On average, the number of patient appointments nationally has doubled the past 10 years
We cater for over 6,000 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.
Wingerworth - 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
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