Sadly after many years Dr Barnes will be hanging up his stethoscope and starting a well deserved retirement. From June 9th letters will be sent to the patients registered with Dr Barnes letting them know about his retirement from July 31st. All patients will be notified of their new GP before this date.
We are delighted to announce that from August 1st Dr Varuna Paranahewa and Dr Lisa Sansom will be joining the Practice as GP partners. Both have been with the Practice for some time. This means there will be 2 full-time female doctors Dr Shepherd and Dr Sansom at the Practice permanently.
On-Line Patient Survey 2014
The Patient Survey is now complete. We would like to express thanks to all those that took the time to complete the survey and provide us with useful information. Findings and report can be found on the website.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. See also the important information regarding changes to the collection of prescriptions to comply with the Care Quality Commission. Find out more
Like To Register?
Our list is now open to patients new to the area.
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms, bring two forms of identification and come and see us. Find out more
Need an appointment? You can phone the practice or make appointments on-line. We would appreciate if patients cancel appointments that are not required in order to allow others to use them. During June 135 doctor appointments and 88 nurse appointments were not attended. Find out more
There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms, we have a lift to all floors. The surgery has a ramp and wide doors to allow for wheelchair access. If you require help getting through the doors please let us know you are coming so we can assist you.
The Practice offers the facility to breastfeed in private. Please ask for assistance at the reception.
NHS Health Trainer
Enjoy the benefits and achieve your goals with the help of a free Health Trainer. Clinics take place every Thursday morning. You can be referred by your GP or by self referral. For details ask at the surgery or see a receptionist.
Healthy Lifestyle Event
Kristie our Health Trainer will be holding a free BMI Check and Healthy Lifestyle Event on Wednesday 16th July. Kristie will be using specialist equipment to assess patient's BMI and also give healthy lifestyle advice. Those patients wishing to attend should speak to a member of our reception team to secure a seat and also for the Practice to monitor numbers attending. Patients can either phone or book a place in person at the reception desk, places are limited.
Care for Carers Drop-in Clinic
From July 8th the Care for Carers will be holding a drop-in clinic every other week at Seaside Medical Centre. A counsellor will be available for help and advice.
Conduct within the Practice
We ask that our patients refrain from eating and drinking whilst in the Practice. All mobile telephones and electronic devices should remain on silent and children should be supervised at all times.
When the Practice is closed the out of hours service has been replaced with NHS 1-1-1. If you ring the Practice when we are closed and need medical attention a message will be given along with instructions to ring 1-1-1. All calls made to this service from any landline or mobile telephone will be free of charge.
So for medical care when the Practice is closed please call 1-1-1.
To provide the highest standard of medical care to our patients; to seek continuous improvement in the health of our practice population; to deliver healthcare in an accessible, flexible and innovative way meeting our patients needs, and to reflect advances in Primary Healthcare and changing political and economic circumstances. To provide our team with a supportive and rewarding place to work.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission has been set up to ensure that a wide range of health and social care services in England are meeting national standards of quality and safety. All GP Practices will be regulated by the Care Quality Commission from April 2013. If you would like to contact the CQC on 03000 616161 or at email@example.com if you would like to share an experience or a concern.
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(Site updated 08/07/2014)