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MORTIMER MEDICAL PRACTICE

MORE NEWS FROM YOUR PATIENTS PARTICIPATION GROUP (PPG)

 

Mortimer Medical Practice PPG News....

 

Mortimer Medical Practice-Patients Participation Group June meeting report: The Kingsland information screen is working well.  Patient suggestions for screen information welcome. 

The Dept. Of Health initiative to have patients registered for on-line access is ongoing especially as the option to order repeat prescriptions via e-mail will soon be obsolete.  Once you have your personal on-line access code you can order medication, make Doctor Appointments and review your test results.  Please ask at reception to request your access code. 

Staffing news - Charlotte Goodwin has been appointed as Practice Nurse to replace Jan Smith.  Jan will stay on for a while to support Charlotte in her new role.  Dr Dales is currently on three months sabbatical - his sessions are being covered by Dr Andrea Williams.  Apprentice Jess Bradley, has finished her apprenticeship and has been offered a permanent post.

National Carers Week is underway.  There are events throughout the County.  Bell Lloyd, the practice carer lead, has organised coffee and cake sessions with hand and foot massage on offer.  These will be held on Thursday, morning in Kingsland and afternoon in Leintwardine. 

Consult room 2 in Leintwardine - in the interests of maintaining patient confidentially it has been agreed to move the chairs further down the corridor.

Doctor appointment waiting time is currently 10 days.

Rising patient list size - you may be interested to know that the practice list went up by 88 patients in May.  This is a steep rise as the list used to only go up by 50 per year!  LR MMP PPG June 17.

 

 


Herefordshire CCG is keen that to promote on-line prescription ordering.  Patients will need a password to do this but this is the same password that is used for booking appointments.  The password also gives access to blood test results and immunisation history.  In time the email addresses for the dispensaries will be switched off.  On-line medication ordering is a much safer and reliable method of obtaining medication as there is much less room for error.  To obtain your password please contact the Practice Manager.

Pharmacy 2U A commercial company, Pharmacy 2U, has sent a flier out to Shropshire patients advertising their services.  The practice cannot send electronic prescriptions so this cannot be used by our patients.  The practice relies on dispensing income to keep the branches open so this is a threat to MMP’s viability should patients take up the offer.  PPG MMP 01.05.17

 

On your next visit Kingsland surgery you will see a brand new information screen which when the service is up and running (very soon!) will give you lots of health related news and tickertape messages to let you know if the surgery is running late or such like.  The screens have been purchased entirely with community raised funds by the Friends of Mortimer Practice group . 

 

WISH, or Wellbeing Information and Signposting for Herefordshire are operating here please have a peep at their web site www.WISHerefordshire.org to find out what services are available in Herefordshire near you.

 

Kingsland car parking is being reviewed more news on which later.

 

 

A mobile phone appointment  text service is now in operation and so you don’t miss your appointment all you have to do is give the receptionist your mobile number.

 

The practice will be issuing a newsletter shortly which will bring your further up-to-date on its news.  MMP PPG 02/17  

 

 

REMEMBER - Your PPG is happy to find out the answers to any queries, suggestions or concerns you may have.  Lingen parish Patients Participants Group Representative is Mrs Moore and she can be reached by using the Contact Us page on this web site.

 

 


The practice welcomes feedback from patients.  Suggestions can be made by leaving something in one of the suggestion boxes or by speaking to one of the staff.  We can also be contacted via email at gene.clark@nhs.net.   website www.mortimer.gpsurgery.net .