Farewell to Dr Vidya Johnson
Dr Vidya Johnson said farewell to the surgery at the end of March. Dr Johnson is doing dermatology clinics within the Nottinghamshire area.
You may still see her from time to time when she comes back to the surgery as a locum doctor.
Welcome to the Team
We would like to welcome back Dr Jonathan Liu (GP registrar) who has previously worked with us.
We are also welcoming Dr Thevam Ganesan (F2 Doctor) and Dr Raphael Olaiya (F2 Doctor) who are joining us as part of their ongoing training.
It's your right to be seen - Get a Screen
In addition to an NHS health check there are other opportunities to be screened; for more information please click the following link: MOT Yourself.pdf
Why does the Receptionist need to ask what's wrong with me?
It is not a case of the receptionists being nosey!
The reception staff are members of the practice team and it has been agreed they should ask patients ‘why they need to be seen’. Reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure that you receive:
The most appropriate medical care,
From the most appropriate health professional,
At the most appropriate time
Receptionists are asked to collect brief information from patients:
- To help doctors prioritise house visits and phone calls
- To ensure that all patients receive the appropriate level of care
- To direct patients to see the nurse and other health professional rather than a doctor where appropriate
Reception staff, like all members of the team, are bound by confidentiality rules
- Any information given by patients is treated strictly confidential
- The practice would take any breach of confidentiality very seriously and deal with accordingly
- You can ask to speak to a receptionist in private away from reception
- However if you feel an issue is very private and do not wish to say what this is then this will be respected
Thank you for your support
The shingles vaccine is given to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease, available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you are unlucky enough to go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter.
This is available to certain patients between the ages of 70 - 80, click here to use the Shingles Vaccination Calculator to see if you are eligible. If you are eligible and have not yet had the vaccination, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with one of our practice nurses.
10 Ways To Get The Most From Your GP
With the average GP consultation lasting just 10 minutes, Which? have been investigating how patients can make the time count. They interviewed 15 GPs – from newly qualified doctors to those with a lifetime of experience – to gather their tips and know-how.
Click here for more information.
Helping You To Help Yourself