We are delighted to announce that Tricia Blackwell has joined us as new Practice Manager.
Tricia will be Practice Manager for both Locality Health Centre and Clarence Park Surgery . She brings a wealth of experience including having worked as as Practice Manager in Bristol. We welcome her to the team and look forward to her knowledge and skills giving us new insights as to how we can improve the service we offer to patients.
Entrepreneurial Practice Manager
Competitive Salary Package
NHS Pension available
We are looking for a Practice Manger who will provide leadership and vision whilst ensuring the services continue to provide high quality care to our patients.
The Locality Health Centre which has recently taken over the running of Clarence Park Surgery, operates as a social enterprise to improve access to high quality medical services and reduce health inequalities. The practices have a shared belief in continuity of care and putting the patient at the centre of what we do. The Practice Manager will work across both sites.
for further information visit our jobs section: http://www.localityhealthcentre.org.uk/news/job-vacancies/
If you are over 65 or in the at risk category it is important to get your free flu jab.
Clinics at the Locality Health Centre on:
Saturday October 15th 9.00-1200
Saturday November 12th 9.00-12.00
Book in now with the reception team on the phone or in person.
From October 1st the Locality Health Centre will be working in close collaboration with Clarence Park Surgeries. Over time this will enable to become more efficient and offer a better service to patients.
There will be no immediate changes for patients at either surgery. Patients continue to be registered with and can only be seen with at their respective surgeries.
Clarence Park Surgery and Locality Health Centre are considering working together more closely to deliver a better and more accessible quality service across both practices.
For more information click link below Information for Patients about the proposals.
Patient information about collaborating
The Electronic Prescribing Service means that patients can have prescriptions sent directly to the pharmacist of your choice rather than collecting the paper prescription first from the GP Surgery.
To find out more please see the information below.
Electronic prescribing information
Come along to the next Patient Group meeting.
Friday 11th December 1-2.30pm
Meet the new GP’s, find out about some of our plans for next year and we want to know what you think about a new local campaign for patients.
We are delighted to announce that we have two new GP’s who joined us at the beginning of November. This brings us up to full complement and we hope will give patients a greater chance for continuity of care.
Dr Nick Cooper, who previously worked in Bristol will be with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Dr Martin Jones, also works in Bristol will be available on Monday and Fridays.
And our existing GP’s will be usually available as below:
Dr Maria Myint on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Dr Liz Stallworthy on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
We are delighted and proud to let you know that The Locality Health has have just been rated as “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission. This is the highest possible rating and we believe the first to be rated as such in North Somerset.
The full report is available to read on the CQC Website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-502911955
To be rated overall “Outstanding” is a huge achievement for a small practice in an area of very high medical and social need. This is great reflection for the company, staff and the people we serve.
We have achieved this by having an amazing team of excellent staff who care about local people by being committed to providing quality, great access to other services and seeking innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.
As most of you will know, Locality Health Centre is a distinctive community based organisation. Funding from the NHS goes on patient care. This is due to no money being paid to shareholders, or taken as profit by partners. It is embedded in the For All Healthy Living Centre, providing holistic approach and access to a wide range of services. We work closely with patients and broader community to improve health and wellbeing of local people
We are particularly pleased that the whole centre was recognised as having a huge part to play in what we offer. CQC saw that the shared purpose and common set of values led to a strong team working well together to have a real impact.
Appointment system changes
We have introduced a new system for booking appointments. Patients are only able book same day appointments. We have been losing about 100 appointments a week with people not turning up and we hope that people will value their appointment and use it more effectively if it is made on the same day.
Please book by telephoning or calling into reception for a same day appointment.
There will be some pre-bookable appointments but they will only be available for clinicians to book for patients. This will be for a follow up for ongoing treatment or advice.
Receptionists will work with you to try to make the best appointment and may say if you ring on a specific day you are more likely to see the clinician you saw last time.
We are trying to make the best use of the limited resources we have and improve the efficiency and fairness with which to access same day appointments.
We understand that it may take a while for patients to become familiar with our new system. We will be monitoring how it performs and will be keen to hear your feedback and suggestions after it comes into effect.