Practice News November 2015
- Shenington surgery is not for sale or redevelopment
I wish to inform you that the surgery is NOT for sale or development. Planning permission for the area of land and car park to the front of the surgery has applied for by Drs Taylor and Marshall and any development will require a new carpark being built to the rear of the practice.
Patient Services will not be affected.
Should you wish to know more I advise you to view Cherwell County council website:
Dr Sharples will be holding a talk at Shenington Surgery on Thursday the 3rd December at 7:30pm to discuss the proposed plans and changes. All are welcome. Should you have any queries before this time please contact the practice manager kim Yarnold.
Autumn has been a very busy time for the surgery- as many of you are aware we had our Care Quality Commissioning inspection in early September. We thank you to all those who were involved- filling out feedback forms, meeting the inspectors and members of the Patient Participation Group coming in to discuss the practice.
Unfortunately we still haven’t received our report but as soon as we do I shall add to the website and the noticeboard.
We welcome two new members of staff- Jo in reception and Lisa our dispensing apprentice- we are excited to have them on board and welcome them to the team.
The flu vaccination season remains upon us- If you haven’t had yours yet please contact the surgery to make an appointment!
The text service is now up and running and we hope you have found this useful and a handy reminder for appointments and highlighting some of the services the practice is offering. We don’t plan to bombard you with text messages but the system provides a really useful way to easily distribute information amongst our patients.
Some of you may have noticed Dr Sharples sporting more facial hair than usual- He is participating in ‘Movember’ growing a Moustache to raise awareness of men’s health.He will be presenting a talk at Fenny Compton Surgery on Tuesday the 1st December at 6:30-7:30 discussing prostate and testicular cancer. This is to provide education about these conditions and if successful, may lead to more presentations in the future.
We are aware that as we head into the busy winter period and we would like to draw your attention to the pressures on appointments.
In October there were 74 appointments that were made and then not attended- that’s the equivalent of 2.5 GP days.
We would ask if you feel you can’t attend your appointment to please inform the surgery who can then offer that appointment to someone else.
The practice continues to work hard to improve patient care and efficiency. We hope you notice the changes and they improve your patient experience. The ‘Friends and Family Cards’ on the reception desk allow you to provide feedback- the results of each month can be seen on the notice boards.
Drs Marshall and Sharples