Welcome to West End Surgery
DR CALDER AND THE TEAM ARE WORKING UNDER VERY CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES TO PROVIDE A PATIENT CENTRED SERVICE AND YOUR PATIENCE IS APPRECIATED AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Everything you need to know about the practice and health related information can be found in the menu on the right hand side.
DR REBECCA CHELLASWAMY HAS LEFT WEST END SURGERY DUE TO FAMILY HEALTH PROBLEMS
FROM THE 1ST NOVEMBER 2015 WEST END SURGERY WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERING ‘ON THE DAY APPOINTMENTS’
ALL DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE PRE BOOKABLE
REQUESTS FOR URGENT OR EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE SAME WAY AS THEY ARE NOW AND WILL BE PASSED TO THE ON CALL DOCTOR FOR TRIAGE
'The number of vacancies for GPs has risen by almost 50 per cent in one year, sparking fears that a national shortage of doctors is worse than was feared.
New figures show that almost one in ten posts for GP partners are now unfilled, a figure which has quadrupled in just four years.
Family doctors said increasing numbers were taking early retirement or considering emigration because they felt overworked and unable to cope with the extra demand from an ageing population.
The figures from a survey of 458 GP practices in England show that in 2011, there were vacancy rates of 2.1 per cent, rising to 6.4 per cent by last year, and now to 9.1 per cent.
One in five practices said it had taken them at least a year to fill vacancies.
Separate figures show one third of training places for new GP's in the August just gone, are currently unfilled.
A BBC poll early on in the year found most GP's plan to take early retirement, with just 6 per cent committing themselves to working until the age of 65.
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni, from the British Medical Associations GP education and training subcommittee said: There are not enough new doctors becoming GPs, too many older GPs retiring and those of us who are left are overworked and underpaid.
Dr Imogen Bloor said she had closed her GP practice in Islington, north London, because it was impossible to recruit. She said: We have tried our utmost to find a way of continuing to provide high-quality care for our patients, but we feel unable to take the practice forward.
Rachael Addicott, Senior Research Fellow at The King s Fund said: The workforce is a key asset for the NHS and is pivotal in meeting the health needs of current and future patients. We need the right people in the right place, able to adapt their skills to changing demographics and work together to support new models of care. However the trends we are seeing are moving in the opposite direction."
SystmOnline - The NEW way to order Prescriptions and Book Appointment
Now that the practice has migrated to a new clinical system, online ordering of repeat prescriptions and on-line booking of appointments has changed as well. This new system is easier to use and gives the user more functions than previously seen with EMIS online. You can still book an appointment with a GP or a Phlebotomist up to 2 weeks in advance
If you decide to use this new system and you have previously used EMIS online then your username and password remain the same.
if your username and password no longer work then you will need to re-register to use SystmOnline by coming to the surgery.
If you would like to register for SystmOnline please come the surgery and speak to a member of the reception team
Please use the button at the bottom of this screen to access Systmonline when you have registered.
From Monday 20th October 2014 there has been a slight change in the way doctors’ appointments are booked. This has been introduced to try and reduce the length of time patients are waiting to see a doctor and to ensure that patients with an urgent medical need can be seen promptly
“Same Day” morning appointments instead of "Open Surgery" are now being used. This means that you will be given an appointment time instead of sitting and waiting but there is a limit to the number of slots available – 8 per doctor. When these slots are full you will be offered a “Same Day” appointment for later in the day. If all the Same Day slots are full and you feel you need to see the doctor urgently the doctor “on call” will deal with your request.
"Same Day" morning appointments can be booked by telephone or by coming to the surgery from 8.00am.
“Same Day” afternoon and evening appointments will still be bookable by telephoning the surgery at 8.00am every day.
More afternoon and evening appointments will now be available for you to book ahead and we do encourage you to use these wherever possible if you don’t need to be seen urgently so patients who are ill can be seen the same day.
It is expected that this system will offer a much better service to all our patients but if you have any concerns or comments please contact the Practice Manager, Mrs Deborah Leigh by telephone or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Practice is also now offering an increased number of “Pre-Bookable” appointments in the afternoons. These appointments are for routine and follow-up visits. These can be booked at anytime and in some cases up to 8 weeks in advance.
The afternoon clinics times have changed with afternoon sessions starting at 15.00 with the last appointment being offered at 17.50 each day
The Extended Hours service (which is on a Wednesday evening) has been developed to offer more access to appointments and GPs at the surgery.
We offer GP appointments between 18.30–20.30.
It is expected that this slight change will ensure that patients with a “Same Day” medical need will be seen promptly. Patients are more likely to be seen on time with their pre-booked appointments and this change should improve our service to patients
If you have any feedback you would like us to consider please contact the Practice Manager by telephone or by email email@example.com
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Would you like to have a say in the development of services at the practice?
You can become involved if you join the PPG and to find out more go to http://www.westendsurgery-nottingham.nhs.uk/ppg_form.aspx
Our Website............. What do you think?
This website is being developed to provide you with as much information about the services we offer, general health promotion, and to keep up to date with Primary Care topics that may affect you and your family
We would like your views on the website for example
Could you find what you were looking for?
Are things easy to understand?
Is there something missing which you think would be useful?
If there is something you would like us to look into please email firstname.lastname@example.org
(Site updated 02/10/2015)