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News & Events
Published on Jan 21, 2016
Published on Sep 23, 2015
We have been made aware that a small group of patients may have received fake emails that appear to be from our Practice email address. These emails have not been generated by us and should be deleted.
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Published on Jul 1, 2015
Published on Jun 19, 2015
In line with a new Department of Health initiative, ALL patients registered with Woodford Medical Centre have been allocated a Named GP, who will take overall responsibility for their care and support the surgery provides while registered with us.
Having a named GP does not prevent a patient from seeing any GP in the practice.
If you would like to know who your named GP is, please ask at reception or a member of the clinical staff.
Published on Jun 19, 2015
The Woodford Teaching Team, Dr Davey, Dr Varah and Dr Kucharuk, were nominated for the Hull and Yorkshire Medical School Team Excellence Award.
The team has only been teaching for one year and it is an impressive feat t be nominated and shortlisted to the Awards.
All credit to these three young GPs who have really taken to teaching and developing the groups of Medical Students coming for placements with Woodford.
We must also thank our patients. It is because of their support and willingness to see the medical students that we are able to offer a great learning experience.
Published on Mar 24, 2015
Please see link to the Woodford Patient Participation Group Report 2014/2015
Published on Mar 19, 2015
Local people’s most common health concern is being able to get access to their GP, according to a survey by Healthwatch North East Lincs. Healthwatch is keen to find out more, and to promote a conversation locally about what works for people. In the worst cases, more than a quarter of people reported waiting over a week for an appointment.
During March and April, Healthwatch will be encouraging local people to get in touch and tell us about their experiences of getting health advice.
We want people to let us know their views and tell us their stories. We want groups and organisations to discuss the challenges and let us know what their members and group users think. A short questionnaire is also available via Healthwatch, the North East Lincolnshire CCG and North East Lincolnshire Council’s websites
or using the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/nelgpaccess
The survey will be available until 17th April.
“This is both a national and local problem.” says Paul Glazebrook of Healthwatch. “We are keen to find out more about what is important to people when they want health advice."
“We know that our GPs locally are working harder than ever. But there is a national shortage of GPs and we want to find out if it is having an impact locally.
Our GPs are trying lots of new and different things to increase the ease with which people can get health appointments. But what we don’t know is what works - for the public, for patients, and for the GPs. We want to encourage sharing experiences and to promote the things that make it easier for people to get the help they need - whether that is form a GP or another health professional"
Paul adds, “We want to promote a reasonable conversation. Sometimes we need to get medical advice quickly, but on other occasions we might be happy to wait. And sometimes we only need advice or reassurance. We don’t always have to see a doctor. Do we know what services are available to us?”
Now is the time to find out more. Healthwatch will be out and about holding stalls at a number of places and events. You can also join us for a conversation on 14th April at:
Centre 4, 17A Wootton Road, Grimsby. DN33 1HE
You can drop in any time between 3pm and 6.30 pm.
Discussion groups will take place at 4pm and again at 6pm.
You can also join the conversation via Healthwatch’s website; on Facebook and twitter. GP surgeries and Patient Participation Groups are being encouraged to get involved while the Clinical Commissioning Group, Council and Accord, the local Health Membership organisation will all be promoting the discussion.
Healthwatch North East Lincolnshire (HWNEL) is funded through North East Lincolnshire Council to be the independent consumer champion created to gather and represent the views of the public. Healthwatch plays a role at both national and local level and ensures that the views of the public and people who use services are taken into account. North Bank Forum (NBF) is the host organisation for HWNEL. NBF is a voluntary and community sector umbrella body.
Published on Sep 25, 2014
New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring that GP practices
should make available a statement of intent in relation to the following IT developments:
- Referral Management
- Electronic Appointment Booking
- On line Booking of repeat prescriptions
- Summary Care Record
- GP2GP transfers
- Patient Access to records.
Please see the attached to read more
Published on Mar 21, 2014
Please see link to the Woodford Patient Participation Group Report 2013/2014
Published on Mar 14, 2014
It has come to the practice’s attention that a spam email from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. Please be assured that this email is not from NICE and no patient data has been shared with NICE or any other organisation.
Investigations are underway to identify the origin of the email. If you have received an email, do not open the attachments or click on any links. If you are concerned please contact NICE directly. Email email@example.com
Phone 0845 003 7780 Website www.nice.org.uk