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Summer Newsletter – August 2022

Practice Newsletter AUGUST 2022

Econsult                                   ** NOW LIVE **

One of the key benefits of this service is that it’s available anytime and from any device – meaning you can ask for advice from you GP without having to queue on the phone first thing in the morning, or to have to wait weeks for an appointment you may not need.  This offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker.  You can request sick notes & reports through this service also.

GP Registrar

Dr Julie Walker has moved on to West Cumberland Hospital as part of her training programme, but she is due to return to us sometime next year.

Community Pharmacy Consultation Service

Don’t forget in some cases – you don’t always need a Doctor’s appointment for minor ailments.  To save you waiting for the next routine appointment, we now have the facility to refer you directly to the Community Pharmacist who will see you and advise the best treatments for ailments.  This referral will mean you will speak or see the Community Pharmacist the same day.  Ask reception who can refer you through to the Community Pharmacy

PPG – Patient Participation Group

We have 3 new members in our PPG.  The next meeting will take place in September 2022, a date is currently being arranged.  If anyone is interested in joining this group, please contact Elaine Hurst, Practice Manager.  The PPG is set up to see if there are any improvements to our service that could be made for example, opening times, surveys, family & friends tests etc.

Minor Operation Clinic surgery

Dr Stevenson holds a Minor Surgery Clinic monthly – you will need to consult with Dr

Stevenson before booking an appointment for the minor operation.

GP Survey results – 2022

The national GP Survey results were published for this year.  As a team we welcome feedback from our patients.  We were absolutely delighted to be the top surgery within Copeland.  Thank you for all the congratulations we received, and we continue to strive to provide high quality health care for our patients using comprehensive evidence based treatments within a safe environment.

Upcoming Bank Holidays – SURGERY CLOSED

Monday 29th August 2022

Training day – where the surgery will be closed in the afternoon

14th September 2022

13th October 2022

16th December 2022

FLU SEASON approaching……..  Watch out late autumn for Flu Vaccination information.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & our website for up to date information.