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In The Media

Posted: 5 July 2017

You may have read in the media this week that hundreds of thousands of pieces of clinical correspondence have not been passed on to the relevant GP practice, affecting approximately 2,000 patients.

This issue has been created by the failings of a third-party contractor, contracted by the NHS, that has failed practices and patients. As a practice we are working with the relevant authorities to ensure none of our patients are impacted by the problems – and it has been confirmed by the National Audit Office that no patients have been put at risk.

Information Technology

Posted: 11 June 2017

We would like to thank all our patients for the understanding and support they have shown us during the International Cyber incident.

Whilst we are fully back up and working, we do appear to have a small intermittent technical issue which the NHS IT services are currently working on.

We do not believe that this will have an impact on current working but if it should, we would be greatul of your patience once again.

Phlebotomy

Posted: 3 March 2017

You may well be aware that this service has recently undertaken several reviews as we have battled to make it run smoothly for our patients and our staff. Due to high demand on our blood clinics and a reduction in alternative services for phlebotomy outside of the practice, we have once again had to undertake a review. The conclusion of this is that we believe there is no alternative other than to revert to an appointment system as our phlebotomist has been forced to work at potentially unsafe levels. This will mean a safer service and shorter wait times within the surgery once patients arrive for their test. This will commence on Monday April 3rd 2017

We are contracted to take blood tests within a 7 day period and we are confident that this revision to our service will still provide for this.

Staffing Update

Posted: 13 February 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr Senthil Nathan, prevously a Salaried GP with us (ie an employee), has become a GP Partner. Other additions to the GP team are:

  • Dr A Wilson who joined us at the start of February 2017
  • Our first ever GP Registrar Dr C Saynor who will be with us from February until July this year

We are also pleased that, within the Practice Nursing team, Diane has returned to work for CMP and Donna has commenced back following her maternity leave. They join Maggie and Loren who are new to our Practice and came from The Chesterfield Royal

Clare, a Health Care Assistant has recently joined us and some of you may know her from the District Nursing Team.

Nurse Practitioner Sharon Dinham and Health Care Assistant Angela have both moved to pastures new. We wish them both well in their new roles.

Medpace Member

Posted: 13 February 2017

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