Welcome to our first newsletter as Adelaide and St Levan Surgery. As we told you in our last newsletter we were merging with St Levan Surgery on 1 October, this merger has happened and we are now working through all the formal processes required of a merger.
Why did we merge?
It is fair to say that the NHS is going through a rocky patch and for Adelaide Surgery we felt that we needed to be part of a bigger organisation that would help maintain our resilience and ensure we are still here for you. We have worked with St Levan Surgery for many years, they are very similar to us and we are very happy to be working with them.
Will there be changes?
Yes – but they will be for the better. Most will be small changes about how we do things and the processes. These will help us meet all the requirements of CQC and our commissioners. It will also help us organise our NHS work and our clinical time.
Will you still be my surgery?
Yes. We are Adelaide and St Levan Surgery and patients will remain linked to one site. We may ask you to attend an appointment at our sister site but that will only be because they offer a service that we do not offer (so that will be good) or because we have staff on leave or off sick. You should continue to contact us for all things.
We welcome Dr Chaudhary for the next 3 months whilst we advertise for a replacement for Dr Macready. We will continue to tell you about all changes as they happen, Liz Brimacombe the Managing Partner of both surgeries is very happy to talk to anyone about any questions or queries you may have.
Liz Brimacombe, Managing Partner, Adelaide & St Levan Surgery
Flu vaccination time is here again. As in previous year’s the normal seasonal flu is combined with H1N1 (Swine Flu). Please book your appointment now to have your flu vaccination. If you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free flu vaccination please contact reception who will be able to advise you.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS
The surgery will be closed on Friday 25th and Monday 28th December as well as Friday 1st January 2016. if you require a GP in an emergency during that time please ring 01752 667623 where you will be advised of the necessary number to ring or you can ring 111. Please ensure you order your medication in plenty of time for the holiday remembering to allow 2 working days for the process of the prescription.
We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
MOBILE NUMBERS AND ADDRESSES
We are using the text messaging service to remind you of an appointment you have booked with the surgery. Please can you ensure we have your correct mobile in order for you to receive a text message reminder. If you would like to opt out of this service please inform reception.
Please can you inform reception of your email address if you have one in order to keep your records up to date.
Autumn 2015 Newsletter to download