We would like to thank all patients for the lovely cards, gifts and treats received over the festive period. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you a very happy 2020.
We are pleased to announce, after a successful recruitment campaign, that we have a new Practice Nurse joining the clinical team. Kate Dodd is starting her induction programme on Monday 2nd December and will be working 4 days a week. Kate’s background is within the Stroke Unit at the Countess of Chester so will be bringing a breadth of knowledge and experience to this role.
Caroline Gerrard has also been appointed as our Network Operations Coordinator, Chester East Network (ourselves and our three local GP practices, Upton Village Surgery, Park Medical Centre and Heath Lane Medical Centre). Caroline will be working closely with the current Clinical Director, Dr Annabel Jones and the Network Operations Director, scheduled to be our Practice Manager Rachel Kennouche from January-March 2020. Caroline has extensive senior management and project management experience in the finance world and has worked for NHS England at the Countess of Chester Hospital for the last year as MDT Co-ordinator.
On Friday 27th September the practice raised £243.35 during the Macmillan Coffee Morning.
During Friday 18th October, £30 was donated when the Admin Team participated in the “Wear it Pink” Campaign.
£42.50 was raised by the admin team for Children in Need on Friday 15th November when some team members wore something spotty, yellow or furry in honour of Pudsey Bear.
New Practice Leaflet
We have a new practice leaflet available which provides details about our practice and the services we offer. Download a copy below:
Practice Leaflet June 2019
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Blood tests are now available in the evenings and at the weekend
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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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