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Our new telephone system is now installed and running smoothly. Please be aware that all calls are now recorded

From Monday the 15th June  you are required to wear a non medical face covering when attending the practice- Thank you for your co operation in this 

To allow us time for staff training so that we are up to date on important topics such as resuscitation, both surgeries will be closed this Thursday 18th June from 12 noon

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From Monday 8th June we are opening the surgery main door at Edlesborough for prescription collection and pre booked appointments only  

To book appointments and for queries we ask you to phone us.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have medication to collect or have a pre booked appointment.

We have marked out a one way system within the practice at both sites with tape to mark 2 metres. I think we are by now all used to spacing – please please be prepared to wait outside if the maximum number of patients are in the practice

If you are unwell with a fever, cough or loss of taste/ smell please call 111- under no circumstances should you come to the practice. For the protection of staff and other patients, patients with these symptoms are being assessed at a central hub.

Thank you for helping us to keep the footfall in the surgery to a minimum so that we can offer you the best possible service whilst observing good social distancing.

 

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Training Practice

The practice is approved for training of general practitioners. Fully qualified doctors spend up to a year with us to complete their training. By the time they come to us they have already spent several years in hospital medicine.

In our practice, we accomodate the following levels of Doctors in Training:

  • F2: Fully qualified doctor with at least one year experience of working in hospital.
  • ST1: Fully qualified doctor in their first year of GP training.
  • ST3: Fully qualified doctor in their final year of GP training.

Occasionally you may be asked if you are willing to have your consultation videotaped. This is used to help doctors to assess and improve their consultation skills and their ability to talk to patients. No intimate examinations will be recorded and the camera will be turned off immediately if you are unhappy at any stage.

If you agree to the recording of your consultation you will be asked to sign a consent form before and after you have seen the doctor. The videotape is subject to the same degree of confidentiality as patient records. The tape will be used for teaching consultation techniques and for examining training doctors in communications skills. If the tape is to be viewed by other doctors outside the practice the viewers will be asked to give a written undertaking to maintain confidentiality.

 

Nurses

Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Gill Hammond

Gill has been with the surgery since 1988 and a nurse practitioner since 2000. She had previously been a Sister in A&E and trained as a district nurse. She is our diabetes specialist nurse. Gill holds daily acute illness clinics.

Healthcare Assistants

Sian Mather
Sheena Tomlins

Phlebotomists

A daily clinic is held for patient’s requiring blood tests. Please book through reception. Enquire if you are unsure whether or not your doctor wants you to fast.
Sue Pratt
 
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