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Hello All It Is That Time Of Year Again

Flu injections will be arriving here soon

If you are over 65 or in a at risk category ie; Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, Asthma, Have compromised immune system ie; cancer treatment, HIV, Aids, pregnant

Please call the surgery to make an appointment from the third week in September for over 65 and from mid October for under 65's. Unfortunately this year has seen some changes in the suppliers and hence the one flu vaccine wont be delivered together.

GP Winter Pressures Extended Opening Hours Clinics

We would like all patients in our community to be able to see a local GP or Nurse when they need to. We have set up a network of GP Practices across the region offering extended opening hours for pre-bookable and same day routine extended access appointments. The GP extended opening hours service operates between 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm on weekdays and 8.00 am-1.00 pm on weekends and allows patients to be seen within a network of GP Practices at a convenient time and location, depending on availability.

Call now to book a routine appointment 0333 222 6649

Our practice is taking part in an important national project about Diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA.

To take part we will be sharing information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA, the type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.  For further infrmation about how your information is used please see the NDA patient information leaflet.

Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with Diabetes.

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or Nurse. This will not affect your care. More information is available - please ask a member of staff for a patient information leaflet.

PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE NURSE FOR YOUR HEALTH CHECK

What is an NHS Health Check?

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.

Patient Participation Group

We are actively seeking more people to join our on line group if you are interested please email  westbury.medicalcentre@nhs.net or phone 01743 884727 and please email us with any thoughts/ suggestions that you would like us to consider

 

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Extended Access Appointments

  

 

 

 

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Extended Access – Local GP practices working together to offer more convenient appointment times for patients

 

As from 1st October, 2018, we will be part of a network of practices (known as ‘hubs’) in Shropshire, working together to offer patients ‘Extended Access’ to pre-bookable appointments - in the evenings, at the weekend and during bank holidays.

 

Part of the national agenda by NHS England, Extended Access means patients will be able to make pre-bookable appointments to see a GP, practice nurse, or other qualified healthcare professional, at a time which may be more convenient for them.

 

In Shropshire, local practices will work together in a network of ‘hubs’ to provide this service. The ‘hubs’ will take turns to provide the Extended Access appointments to patients. This means patients could be offered an appointment at their own surgery or at a nearby practice in the local area (part of the hub). Patients will be advised about appointment location at time of booking, enabling them to make an informed choice about their where and when they access care.

 

Locally the pre-bookable appointments will be available as follows:

    • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday) between 6.30pm and 8pm (at a local area hub)

    • Saturdays between 8am and 1pm (at a local area hub)

  • Sundays and bank holidays between 8.30am and 12.30pm (at a single site in central Shrewsbury)

 

Arranging a pre-bookable evening, weekend or bank holiday appointment is easy to do - patients simply need to contact us, during normal opening hours, and speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments may not be with your registered GP but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional.

 

Extended Access adds to the existing range of healthcare services already available in Shropshire to help patients, including pharmacists, NHS 111, the walk-in centre, minor injury units, and A&E (which is there 24/7 for life threatening serious emergencies only).

 

It isn’t always necessary to see a GP for minor and common conditions - find out more about

how to self-care for these types of conditions on the Self-care section of the NHS Shropshire

Clinical Commissioning Group website (https://shropshireccg.nhs.uk/health-advice/selfcare/).

It is important to be aware of how long common conditions should take to clear up

and always seek medical advice if you are unsure or if you feel it is an emergency.

 

Extended Access comes into effect as from 1st October, 2018.

 

Information to help patients understand more about Extended Access is available on the NHS England website, visit https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/.

 

 

Welcome to Westbury Medical Centre

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations. 

 

CQC  Report

We are very pleased to inform you that we have had a rating of GOOD in our latest inspection on 21 November 2017. The Report is available to read in the link Newsletter above or at the surgery. 

 

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