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Changes to the Watton Medical Practice

Sit and Wait Blood Clinic from the 7th May 2019

 

After discussion with the Nursing Staff and our Patient Participation Group (PPG) we will be changing the way the Sit and Wait Blood Clinic is run.

8.30am – 9.00am Fasting Blood Tests

Patients who require a fasting blood test or a blood test as they are undergoing chemotherapy will need to book an appointment with a member of the Reception Team.

9.00am – 11.30am Sit and Wait Blood Clinic

Please take a counter from the Board and wait to be called

 1.00pm – 1.30pm INR blood Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday ONLY  

Please book an appointment with a member of the Reception Team

 

We will ONLY take bloods that have been requested by the Surgery

 

OR

Bloods requested by the Hospital (as long as the Hospital has provided the relevant blood form which if given to the patient is to be brought to the surgery on the day of the blood test)

 PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT OFFER A PRIVATE BLOOD SERVICE

 

Did you know….

Watton Medical Practice is research ready
and is active in doing research
 

Current studies we are recruiting to

 

ESMA -  pre testing a face to face intervention by text messaging service or smart phone app to support adherence to medications prescribed for high blood pressure

 

METNA RA – using an electronic survey to validate a new methotrexate treatment adherence tool in rheumatoid arthritis

 

IPCAS-  to evaluate a new model of care for stroke survivors living in the community

 

CLASP 5/Renewed - Aims to evaluate an online intervention offering lifestyle and wellbeing support for cancer survivors, called Renewed.

USP - To explore what happens during the diagnostic journey of patients with urological symptoms, and how, why and then missed diagnostic opportunities might occur during the testing process.

POST STROKE FATIGUE – not enough is known about feeling tired after having a stroke and the study team want to learn more and how the health care team can support stroke patients better

VIRTUAL REHAB PHYSIO PROGRAMME – looking at a 12 week exercise programme for people who have had a stroke and one arm is affected. The programme is looking at developing a physio programme which you can do at home via a TV or Xbox.

Letters have gone out to people we think are suitable, but if you did not get a letter or you have lost it and you are interested contact the surgery or research team – details below.

 If you are interested in taking part in any future studies then please contact the research team on 07342 373042 or snncg.brecklandresearch@nhs.net to add your name to our waiting list.

  
 

GDPR

(GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.  The regulation applies from 25 May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Please click on the link below to view our Fair Processing Notice.

Fair Processing Notice for patients May 2018.pdf

Care Quality Commission Report "GOOD"

Our GP Practice has recently undergone a CQC inspection and the results are now freely available on the CQC Website.  You can access the report below:

https://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-544018179

As part of the NHS Improved Access to General Practices service for evening and weekend appointments; this surgery currently offers (within our extended hours service), pre-bookable appointments only, on Wednesday evenings after 6.30 pm. Only Wednesday evenings are offered at this surgery at this time for the Improved Access service.

Additionally, as part of our Extended Hours service only, we also offer early Tuesday morning pre-booked appointments between 7.00 am and 8.30am.

As of March 2019  everyone will benefit from access to general practice appointments some evenings and weekends as specified by the individual practice.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patiends. 

 

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