Important Notice for Patients of Dr Wormsley

Dr Wormsley will be leaving Northbourne at the end of December.  All patients will be transferred to Dr Robert Swalwell, who will be your new named GP.

In the event you would prefer to be transferred to a female GP please let reception know and they can arrange for either Dr Pippa Wilson or Dr Natalie Costa-Gomes to be your named GP. 

Thank you

Jill – Practice Manager

IMPORTANT MESSAGE RE WEDNESDAY 15TH NOVEMBER PM

“In order to improve the service we provide for our patients we are closed this afternoon for training. There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare this afternoon and you can do this by calling

0300 5555 252

Please remember A&E is only for patients requiring accident and emergency care, for serious and life threatening conditions. If you have health concerns during this afternoon then please call

0300 5555 252 and do not use A&E unless it is an emergency.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we will be open again tomorrow.”

 

Notice for our Patients regarding GP level data Collection

Along with all GP surgeries we have received a request from NHS digital on behalf of NHS England under section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act.

There is to be a data collection of Individual GP level data.  This is a pilot that will explore the feasibility in collecting and reporting data at individual GP level across the entire general practice estate.  All GP surgeries in England have to take part by law.

There are two collections - the first in October 2017 and the second in January 2018.  Examples of the data that will be extracted are:

The % of patients aged over 65 years with a record of a flu vaccine

The % of patients with high blood pressure in whom their last reading was high

The % of patients eligible for cervical screening who have had a smear test in the last 5 year

For a full list and further information please see the Privacy Notice issued by NHS Digital.

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/7754/Privacy-Notice—individual-GP-level-data

We have assurance from NHS Digital that data will remain secure and confidential and that all data analysis will remain within the NHS at the NHS Digital Data Management Service.  However should you wish to opt out of this pilot then you are able to do so, by emailing or writing into the practice so we are able to flag your records accordingly.

Important message for TUESDAY pm 10th OCTOBER 2017

In order to improve the service we provide for our patients we are closed this afternoon for training. There is still an urgent service available should you need to access healthcare this afternoon and you can do this by calling 111.

Please remember A&E is only for patients requiring accident and emergency care, for serious and life threatening conditions. If you have health concerns during this afternoon then please call

111 and do not use A&E unless it is an emergency.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but we will be open again tomorrow.”

 

Final works to the roadway & footpaths

We have been advised by Taylor Wimpey that there will once again be roadworks on the roadway and footpaths at the entrance road, Longshore Drive commencing the week of the 25th September.  The works are extensive and involve realigning the kerbs to give priority to the new housing site rather than the medical centre.  This involves installing new kerbs and edgings and relaying areas of tarmac and block paving.  Access will be maintained at all times, with the works being carried out in sections.  Traffic will be controlled by the use of priority signage with vehicles being directed by traffic signs.  It is expected the works will take two weeks to complete.  Taylor Wimpey have apologised for any disruption caused and thank you in advance for your co-operation.

For Information on Sept 26th ONLY – Temporary change to Worthing main switchboard number

On Tuesday 26 September 2017, between 6.30 pm and 9pm, Western Sussex Hospitals is changing the telephone provider at Worthing Hospital. During this time it will not be possible to call the normal number for Worthing Hospital.Two alternative numbers are available for patients to call, 01273 455622 or 01243 788122.

These calls will still be answered in the normal way by our switchboard operators.

Once the changes have been made the normal number of 01903 205111 will become available again.

Vaccine Shortage of Hepatitis A & B

In August 2017 it was announced that there is a severe global shortage of both the Hepatitis A and the Hepatitis B vaccine so that, until supplies improve (which is likely to take months), the limited stock available has been prioritised for high risk groups. NHS England are aware and are monitoring the situation.

Please speak to the practice nurse about your requirements and she can advise you of what action to take.

Nurse Lynne Abseils the Spinnaker Tower!

IMG_3190 Lynne                                                                                 Our very own practice nurse Lynne abseiled the Spinnaker Tower this weekend, fund raising in aid of St Barnabas Hospice.  Well done Lynne we are all very proud of you!