RCGP Mersey Faculty Annual Awards – RCGP Mersey GP Award Winner – Dr Harriet Williamson
We recently nominated Dr Harriet Williamson for the RCGP Mersey GP Award in recognition of all her hard work and achievements since joining the Practice in 2015. Harriet continuously looks at new and innovative ways of working to improve patient care and practice efficiencies. She has been passionate about GP training and has been a driving force behind us being approved as a new GP training practice. Harriet's recent accomplishments also including being appointed Primary Care Medical Educator for HEENW and becoming a registered FSRH trainer. Harriet’s success in becoming a GP Trainer and Educator is a true reflection of her forward thinking and dedication to General Practice. Harriet also has a keen interest in and has initiated improvements with our sexual health services.
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Are you providing help and support to a relative, partner or friend who cannot manage because of disability, illness or frailty?
Let us know by filling in the attached form and handing it back to the surgery so that we may support you in supporting others.
Carers support - July 2018
Parent Carer Forum Meeting - 25th June 2018
The aim of the meeting is to be the voice of and engage with as many parents/carers as possible, including seldom heard groups of parents.
- To be the strategic consultative body within the Borough representing families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs &/or Disabilities (SEND), providing a liason point for Statutory and Voluntary Agencies within CWaC.
- To consult with and share information with our membership with a view to ensuring that all children in the Borough with SEND have the best possible outcomes.
- To work co-operatively with local service providers, so parents/carers can
contribute to improvements in the services delivered for children and young people with SEND.
- Parents to be able to share experiences with other parents.
For further information, view the flyer by clicking HERE
Blood tests are now available in the evenings and at the weekend
Please note that as of the 1st of April 2018 there will no longer be a “Boughton Well Baby Clinic” running from these premises.
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Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend 'extended hours' appointments now available
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments after 6:30pm will take place at other NHS sites such as other nearby surgeries or hospitals. Talk to one of our receptionists to find out more or book an appointment. These appointments are known as 'extended hours'.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
You can now access current information of services in your area. Simply click the above link and follow the easy to use steps to find the information you require.
On May 2nd, The Hub officially opened their Boughton Pharmacy at Boughton Health Centre. Dr. Steve Kaye performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead. For more information about the services they can offer, please see our Pharmacy First page or visit The Hub Website.
Aged 40-74? Find out about our FREE NHS Health Check
Even though you might be feeling great, if you’re over forty you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
MMR - Latest News
The number of children catching measles is rising. The MMR vaccination immunises against measles. Please click here to view the latest NHS poster. If you require more information please contact the surgery.
GP Practice of the Year 2016
The Practice is delighted to have been awarded “GP Practice of the Year 2016” at the recent West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group Awards which took place at Chester Racecourse.
The nomination focused on how we actively explore ways of addressing challenges and current demands by making use of information technology for patients.
The Practice has an embedded culture of offering on-line services to our patients and was one of the first practices to do this 6 years ago with access to booking appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions, so the natural next step was to provide full access to on-line medical records. Empowering patients to take a more active role in improving/maintaining their health and wellbeing and feeling involved in their decision making was paramount to the Practice. The Practice is currently running an awareness campaign in conjunction with the Patient Participation Group (PPG) to offer virtual access to be involved with our PPG.
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