BOOK YOUR FLU JAB NOW FOR WINTER 2017/2018

We are now booking appointments for the Influenza Vaccinations for our eligible patients.

This year The Park Medical Practice will be offering the NEW Quadrivalent Vaccination – this vaccination is designed to protect you against four different flu viruses; two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Please note this vaccination type may or may not be available from other vaccination providers.

The Dept of Health criteria for free NHS vaccinations are:

  • Over 65’s
  • Patients in the clinically at risk category:
    • Chronic Respiratory Disease
    • Chronic Heart Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Liver Disease
    • Chronic Neurological Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Immunosuppressed
    • Asplenia or Dysfunction of the Spleen
    • Pregnant Women
    • Morbid Obesity (Class III )

As the Dept of Health’s guidelines are always changing please contact the surgery to see if you are eligible for a flu vaccination this year.

All Flu Clinics have now been completed, but it’s not too late to have your flu vaccination, please contact the surgery on 01332 667911 to book an appointment.

CHANGES TO EXTENDED HOURS

Please note:

From Monday 31st July Saturday morning extended hours will move from the Park Medical Practice Borrowash surgery to Chaddesden surgery.

Address for the Chaddesden surgery is:

Maine Drive

Chaddesden

Derby

DE21 6LA

DNA’s for October 2017

The number of wasted appointment times for October due to patients not attending are:

Chaddesden Branch

15hrs 40mins

Borrowash Branch

15hrs 50mins

 University Branch

4hrs

Please make sure you cancel your appointment if you are no longer able to attend, we can then offer this appointment to other patients.

 

Changes to Repeat Prescriptions from 1st May

After discussion with the our Patient Participation Group the partners have decided that, apart from controlled drugs, we will be sending ALL repeat prescriptions via EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) from 1st May.

This means your repeat prescriptions will be sent directly to your nominated chemist. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy reception will send a text message to inform you which pharmacy your prescription has been sent to.  By using EPS there is no need to collect your prescription from the surgery.

Please allow 2 working days (not including Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holidays) before collecting items from your nominated Pharmacy.

For more information please click the link below:

Electronic Prescription Information

 

 

New Staff joining the practice

We are delighted to announce the following members of staff will be joining our team:

GPs

Dr Abigail Ludlow and Dr Roberto Zocchi joined the practice in September

Locums

We currently have one locum working at the practice:

Dr George

Registrars

Dr Chris Lewis and Dr Maryam Akram joined the GP team in August.

Nurses

Practice Nurses Rachel Parton and Lynn Daly joined the practice in June. They work across The Park Medical Practice and Oakwood Surgery

Receptionists

Jane Wood joined our reception team in October.

 

Minor Injuries seen at GP practices

Minor Injuries at The Park Medical Practice

We are now able to see & treat, or refer patients with minor injuries. The list of recommended injuries to be included are:

  • Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques
  • Superficial Injury of eye
  • Partial thickness thermal burns or scalds involving broken skin:
    • Not over 1 inch diameter
    • Not involving the hands, feet, face, neck, genital areas
  • Foreign bodies superficially embedded in tissues, including eyes
  • An injury that is not amenable to simple domestic first aid, including for example
    • Bruises
    • Bites/stings
    • Sprains/strains
    • Sunburn
    • Splinters
    • Whiplash
    • Minor Head injuries where there has been no loss of consciousness