New Partner - Dr Linda Williams
We are delighted to announce that, as of October 2019, Dr Linda Williams has become a GP Partner at the Practice. This means she will now work alongside Dr Neil Milner and Dr Martin Hakes to help shape the future of the Practice going forward.
We hope that you will all join us in passing on our congratulations.
Dr Abi Watson Starts GP Student Tutor Role
We are please to announce that Dr Abi Watson will begin a new role as a GP Student Tutor for the University of Sheffield, joining Dr Hakes who has been in the same role for the last 8 years.
This work does not affect her commitments to the surgery and patients will be unaffected. We hope that with this important work the Practice can continue to support and play a role in helping to shape and encourage the GPs of the future.
Patient Participation Group - WE NEED YOU!
The Practice is currently seeking patient volunteers to be part of our Patient Participation Group (PPG). This group meets annually along with Practice representatives to discuss changes, issues, and improvements that have occurred within the last 12 months in a constructive environment. We are also seeking members to improve our virtual group, with extra communicatiosn via e-mail with issues from Sheffield CCG and new proposals as they arise throughout the year. This input can help us make informed decisions about the ongoing direction of the Practice. Patients with individual concerns are encouraged to raise these through our complaints procedure.
The next PPG meeting is scheduled for the 1st May 2019. If you would like to attend and be part of the discussion, please contact the Practice at email@example.com or alternatively ask to speak to the Practice Manager about PPGs on 0114 2345338.
GP Changes - Welcoming Dr Abi Watson
In January 2019 the Practice appointed Dr Abi Watson to the GP team on a permenant basis. He current hours are for 2 days per week, with regular days of Wednesday and Friday. We hope that you will join us in making her feel welcome to the Practice.
Unfortunately, we have also had to say goodbye to Dr Ekata Jain. Whilst we are sad to see her go she has decided to spend more time with her family. You may still see her in Practice as she will be covering some clinics for us in the future.
To coincide with this, Dr Sarah Thornley is now working 3 days per week, with regular sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Hakes Granted Honorary Lecturer Status
We are please to announce that Dr Martin Hakes has been awarded the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer for the Academic Unit of Medical Education at the University of Sheffield.
As you may be aware, for the last 8 years Dr Hakes has taken an active role in tutoring medical students from the University of Sheffield. This is a key part in giving new, upcoming doctors an understanding of the work carried out in General Practice and its importance to the wider NHS and patients alike.
Dr Hakes has been given this title in recognition of his continuing work and we would also like to thank all patients who have helped him with this throughout the years.
The Practice would like to remind all patients of the importance of cancelling any appointment that you do not need or do not intend to come to. Not attending appointments causes disruption and disappointment for other patients who may need to see medical assistance.
New GP - Welcoming Dr Sarah Thornley
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Thornley, who is worked at the Practice on maternity cover, will be staying with the Practice on a permanent basis from June 2018. Dr Thornley will be working 5 sessions a week with normal working days to be confirmed. We are sure that you will all make her feel welcome at the Practice.
Care Navigation Well Under Way!
Our reception staff are now fully trained as Care Navigators. This means that they are prepared to help direct you to the best service for your specific health needs. Our receptionists are here to help you get it right. The receptionist might be able to suggest more appropriate professionals such as:
- Family Services
- Support Groups
Please don't be offended if they ask you what the problem is when you ask for an appointment.
Dr Milner Awarded RCGP Fellowship
We would like to congratulate Dr Neil Milner on his recently awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This is given in recognition of a significant contribution to:
- the health and welfare of the community
- the science or practice medicine
- the aims of RCGP, or any organisation which benefits general practice
Need Help at Home? - The Sheffield Directory
The Sheffield Directory is a website that where you can find information on community groups, support groups and an extensive list of leisure activities all within Sheffield. The directory contains information on areas such as:
- Carers information
- Money matters
- Housing and care homes
- Transport and mobility
You can find the website by clicking on www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk
New Service - Sheffield Advocacy Hub
The new Sheffield Advocacy Hub has launched as a single point of contact for all advocacy in Sheffield, including NHS complaints advocacy.
The contact details of the service are:
Sheffield Advocacy Hub, Michael Carlisle Centre, 75 Osborne Road, Sheffield, S11 9BF
Freephone: 0800 035 0396 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.sheffieldadvocacyhub.org