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15th July 2021

 

Latest Results from the NHS Annual Survey

 

Earlier this week we received results of a random survey of our patients. The survey was completed by 127 responders and compares our practice with local practices and nationally.

 

To see the results please click here.

14th June 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination programme – update

We are currently no longer running a Covid-19 vaccination service at this practice. Please find information below for patients on to access vaccine services locally.

Awaiting first dose?

Once eligible, patients will be invited by the National Booking Service to book an appointment at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites online via nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.

For people under 40 without other health conditions, it's currently advised that it's preferable to have another COVID-19 vaccine instead of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. You can find out further information in the latest patient information leaflet. 

Awaiting second dose?

Any patient who received their first dose at the practice but has not yet taken up their invite for their second dose can still book their appointment online at nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.

You will be asked for your name, postcode and NHS number (patients can still book if do not have this) and then you will be offered a choice of appointments at one of the local Vaccination Centres or Pharmacy sites that is offering the same vaccine as you received for your first dose.

JCVI guidance recommends you receive your second dose between eight and 12 weeks after your first dose. However, if it has been over 12 weeks you are still encouraged to book an appointment to receive your second dose to ensure you have maximum protection.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects you and those around you. It’s the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. Please book your second dose today.

For further information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine 

10th June

Please note we have updated details about our appointments.  Please see the appointments button. 

7th June

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research#additional-information-for-patients-and-the-public

15th April

High Phone volume and reduced staffing

We are experiencing high phone volumes, whilst working with reduced staff.  Our reception staff are involved in working at the vaccination centre and also booking patients into their Covid 19 appointments.  Please be patient with us as call volumes have increased and we having to staff the practice with less reception staff. 

Staffing week commencing 5th April

Please be aware that from Wednesday 7th April we are deploying a larger number than previously to the Covid vaccination clinics.  In addition we will be sending staff into care homes to help with the programme.  We will therefore have less staff in reception and clinical appointments during this period. 

Please be patient whilst we support this vital piece of work. 

18th March 2021

We constantly revise our patients list to reflect the number of GP sessions available.  A small number of patients currently under Dr Ben Watson will be transferred among our existing partners.  This patients concerned will receive a text message notifying them of this change.    

5th March 2021

Nuffield Road Medical Centre is past of a Primary Care Network (PCN) called Cambridge City PCN.  We are formed of the following medical practices

  • East Barnwell Health Centre
  • York Street Medical Practice
  • Arbury Road Surgery
  • Bottisham Medical Practice
  • Cambridge Access Surgery

We work together to provide medical services as part of one network. 

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February 2021  Mental Health Services 

All mental health services currently remain open, however due to capacity available whilst dealing with the challenges of the pandemic, there may be delays to planned, non-urgent appointments and referrals. Support available includes:

  • For wellbeing support patients can contact the Lifeline Helpline 11am-11pm on 0808 808 2121.
  • Please continue to call PCMH staff for advice and support around the management of mental health in primary care. 
  • Patients can self-refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service if they require therapy https://www.cpft.nhs.uk/psychological-wellbeing-service
  • Crisis services are running as normal, and patients can contact the First Response Service by calling 111 and selecting option 2 (in Wisbech call 111, select option 1 and ask to be put through to FRS).
  • For details of other support available within the community please visit https://www.keep-your-head.com/

Letter to patients regarding some changes to your named GP

 

December 2020

Your Named General Practitioner - Dr Brookes to Dr He

 

 

You may be aware that we have recently welcomed some new doctors to Nuffield Road Medical Centre. You may also be aware that practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

 

Dr Brookes and Dr Wood carried very large list sizes while we were short of doctors, so we are taking this opportunity to equalise list sizes and reassign some patient’s accountable GP.

 

Your named GP will now be <GP Name>.

 

They will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

 

We have reallocated patients at random but have tried to keep families together and ensure vulnerable people or people with complicated medical issues remain with a GP they know. If you think we have made a mistake in your case then please let us know.

 

Similarly, if you already have a different GP that you see for most of your care and would prefer to be moved to their list then please let us know and we will see if this is possible.

You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please email us at CAPCCG.patientsNRMC@nhs.net. If you do not have access to email you can ring us on 01223 423424.

 

 

Your Named General Practitioner - Retirement of Dr Alderson

 

 

As you may be aware, Dr Alderson has recently retired from General Practice, and we have also welcomed some new doctors to Nuffield Road Medical Centre. You may also be aware that practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

 

Dr Salkield will be taking over most of Dr Alderson’s patient list. We are also taking this opportunity to equalise our GP list sizes and reassign some patients to our new GPs.

 

They will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do.

 

We have reallocated patients at random but have tried to keep families together and ensure vulnerable people or people with complicated medical issues remain with a GP they know. If you think we have made a mistake in your case then please let us know.

 

Similarly, if you already have a different GP that you see for most of your care and would prefer to be moved to their list then please let us know and we will see if this is possible

 

You do not need to take any further action, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further with us, please email us at CAPCCG.nrmcpatients@nhs.net. If you do not have access to email you can ring us on 01223 423424

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

On Behalf of Nuffield Road Medical Centre

Keeping you safe. Changes we have made in response to COVID-19

We are open as usual but we have made some changes to the way we work to keep you safe.

Social distancing in the building

To make sure we can maintain 2-metre social distancing in the waiting room we have limited the number of people in the building. Unfortunately, this has meant we have had keep the front door closed and use the intercom system to let you in. This may mean you will have to wait outside until there is enough room in the building. We hope to open the front door again in the spring but this will depend on guidance from NHS England.

Consultations

We are offering face-to-face, video, telephone and online consultations. For face-to-face and video consultations with GPs, we ask you to book a telephone consultation first, either through reception or by booking online. A face-to-face or video consultation will be arranged if you and your doctor agree one is needed. Please see below for more details on online consultations and our digital offer.

Separate areas

We have a dedicated doctor and a separate area for people who need to be seen in the surgery because of symptoms that could be COVID-19. We use a separate entrance for this area and they do not enter the waiting room.

Screening

Our reception staff will call you the day before a prebooked appointment to ask if you have a temperature, persistent cough or have lost your sense of smell or taste. If you have any of these symptoms, we will ask you to rebook your appointment.

In addition, everyone who enters the building has a temperature check and we ask everyone in the building to wear a facemask. All our healthcare professionals wear PPE for all consultations as recommended by Public Health England.

Smear Test

For the latest updates on Coronovirus (Covid-19) please refer to the following NHS advice https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Online isolation notes launched - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work

People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service.  Please click on this link

 

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