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Summer 2015 update
posted 13 August 2015 10:52

An overview update since our last posting:

Community Macular Clinic:
Some of you may have seen the article in the West Briton on November 13 2014 about our pioneering Community Macular Clinic which started at the end of October last year. The service is innovative in that primary and secondary care are working in partnership to benefit patients by delivering care in the community for patients with macular degeneration.

We run and staff the clinic ourselves and provide much needed extra capacity in our surgical unit which is unique in general practice. This enables us to provide the regular timely care which previously would require a visit to hospital.

The clinic is a full day each Wednesday and offers, in one appointment, visual fields and logmar vision test, retinal screening and slit lamp checks, consultation/result with ophthalmic consultant plus an injection as required. Since our first clinic on October 29 2014 to the end of July we have had 770 appointments/patient contacts.

Named GP:
It is a requirement that all patients have a named GP. As you are aware each patient is registered with GP partner in the practice; this is your 'named GP'. You may, of course, when pre-booking an appointment see the GP of your choice (assuming availability) whether he/she your registered/named GP or not.

Patients Participation Group [PPG]:
The agreed, signed minutes from our PPG meetings are posted on the PPG page regularly. Also, included with this update is the report signed off on 21.05.15 which we have to submit to NHS England each year. This illustrates the practice engagement with the PPG, our approach, aims and achievements during the financial year 2014/2015.

We are looking to recruit more members; if you are interested in joining the group please complete the form on the PPG page & return to the surgery.

Friends of Meneage Street Surgery:
Sadly, our Friends Group has disbanded. We offer our best wishes and thanks to them for the support given to our surgery and fund raising activities over the last few years.

The funds raised together with donations have provided the following:

  • infant pulse oximeter
  • fully equipped doctor visiting bag
  • two nurse visiting bags; one including equipment
  • a fridge for vaccines, injections etc

Out of Hours cover: summary of changes:
  • access to out of hours is via NHS 111; dial 111 and not the surgery phone number
  • since June this year, when Serco finished its contract, care has been provided by Kernow Health which a Community Interest Company owned by the GP Practices in Cornwall

Should you have any questions or require further information about anything in this update please contact the surgery.

Another update at the end of August; please check back.

Surgery Fact Sheets
Read the following fact sheets to familiarise yourself with the Surgery. More to come!