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Posted on 21 Apr 2015
We have had a very busy run up to April completing the practice end of year requirements and am pleased to report we achieved maximum points with the QoF targets (Quality and Outcomes Framework) as set by NHS England. Meeting all the requirements (and extra I think) relating to patient care.
We are also very grateful to a family contribution to the practice which has allowed us to buy 3 chairs with higher backs and arm rests for the waiting rooms (x2 at Fenny Compton and x1 at Shenington). Please give up these seats for those with decreased mobility to enable them to get up from the chairs more easily.
Dr Kendrick is due to start her maternity leave from the end of May and we wish her all the best for a healthy happy baby and can't wait to meet the newest member of her family.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Peter Shipton who has been a regular locum with us will be taking over Dr Kendrick's surgeries whilst she is away. Dr Shipton is an excellent former senior partner from Leamington and will be able to offer continuity of care whilst Dr Kendrick is away.
We are hoping to employ another salaried Dr to the practice and will keep you informed of any developments on this front.
We continue to have the medical students on a Wednesday and thank you for all your patience and understanding whilst they are learning their trade.
Unfortunately with the change in staffing personnel and the need to cover the medical students on a Wednesday Dr Sharples will not at the current time be doing a regular session at Shenington. It is possible to still see him at Fenny Compton and hopefully once the new Dr starts this will free up time for him to return to Shenington where he hopes to be able to provide regular surgery times.
From May the practice will be embarking on a new ‘over 75’s’ project. This is working alongside AGE UK and is planned to meet the needs, both medical and social of those over 75 who require help, and aims to decrease admissions to the hospitals.
We continue to strive to provide excellent care to our patients and the whole team is committed to this, and I thank them for their hard work. New changes from NHS England are implemented from 1st April and lots of work goes on behind the scenes to meet these demands and to try and go a step further and excel at these.
Drs Marshall and Sharples