AUTUMN 2019 PATIENT NEWSLETTER
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Welcome message from Jo Gilford - Practice Manager
Welcome to Danetre Medical Practice
Here at Danetre Medical Practice we are a compassionate and committed provider of clinical excellence.
Our staff are motivated to achieve their maximum potential and deliver diverse, local and patient centred services.
To ensure we provide first-rate, cost effective healthcare we work closely with our patients and listen to what they have to say. After all, patients are the key part of any Medical Practice so we take pride in giving them a voice.
The Practice itself is located in close proximity to Daventry Town centre in a modern building adjoining Danetre Hospital (a community hospital which opened in September 2006) offering a wide range of services and delivering a high standard of care.
Also attached to the Practice operating independently is Boots Chemist.
Contained within the site is a purpose built free car parking provision for visitors and staff.
All employers are expected to park within the car parks adjacent to the boundary of the site allowing the car parks nearer the Practice and Hospital to be used by patients visiting the site.
Important Update from Dr James
As from Monday 3rd December 2018 we are asking our Patient Services Advisors to request a brief outline of your symptoms when we book you an appointment.
This is for us to ensure that you see the right clinician for the problem you are calling about.
All of our staff are committed to patient confidentiality, and are experienced in dealing with sensitive information.
Working closely with our GP's, we have a team of Advanced Practitioners, who can see you for many minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, chest infections, urine infections, aches and pains and minor injuries. Our Advanced Practitioners can also prescribe should you require medication for your problem.
Did you also know we may be able to offer you an evening or weekend appointment at a local surgery, for a range of illnesses? Please ask our Patient services Team for more information.
Please help us to help you.
Meet The Team
PRACTICE OPENING HOURS
Danetre Medical Practice Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 7.30am - 6.30pm
Extended Access Hub
Monday to Friday 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 8.30am - 12.00pm
Sunday 8.30am - 11.30am
The Extended Access Hub appointments could be at anyone of the following locations:
Monksfield Surgery - Daventry
Please contact us on 01327 703333 to book an Extended Access Hub Appointment.
HELP US AND BE SELF CARE AWARE
NHS England has recommended that medicines for minor ailments such as hay fever, insect bites, sunburn, colds and dry skin should no longer be routinely prescribed. In making these changes £136 million could be saved each year. In Northamptonshire the NHS spends around £5.4 million a year on minor ailments, money which could be used to support vital healthcare that can transform lives.
Medication for many minor illnesses can be purchased from your local Pharmacy, who can also provide advice, meaning you will not have to wait for an appointment at your GP Practice for a prescription, therefore freeing up appointments for patients with more serious conditions.
Daventry Primary Care Network Multi Disciplinary Team
This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Daventry Primary Care Network (DCPN) Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT). The newly created network sees the two outstanding CQC practices of Abbey House Medical Practice and Danetre Medical Practice join together to deliver a set of seven national service specifications.
Based in Daventry, the team will have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere. Our size and resources will also enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. The DPCN prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.
The team will be made up of:
- Advanced Nurse Practitioners
- Clinical Pharmacists
- Social Prescribing Link Workers
- Advanced Practice Physiotherapists
- Physical Associates
- Advanced Paramedic Practitioners
As part of this new initiative the integrated community-based teams will also be developing and configuring their services around the DPCN enabling the team to provide improved services to patients.
Recruitment has now commenced to these new positions and the team are looking in the first instance for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and forward thinking individual for the positions of Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Paramedic Practitioner to be based at Danetre Medical Practice.
PLEASE SEE OUR VACANCIES PAGE FOR CURRENT VACANCIES
Accredited GP Training Practice
Dr Trudy Lewis is a qualified trainer within the practice
General Practice Training
Danetre Medical Practice participates in the General Practice Vocational Training Scheme, whereby fully qualified doctors wishing to enter general practice receive three years’ further training. From time to time one of these doctors (GP registrars) will be based here for a period of up to 12 months and will be available for consultations. Dr Trudy Lewis is the qualified trainer.
At any time if you do not wish to have a trainee GP or medical student observing at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.
As part of their training the GP registrars have to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say “no” to being videotaped and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way.
If you are happy to be videotaped the receptionist will ask you to read a letter about the process and to sign a consent form. At the end of your consultation, if you don’t wish the tape to be used, you can state this and the tape will be erased.
Danetre Medical Practice is now certified as a parkrun practice by parkrun UK and Royal college of General Practitioners.
Congratulations and welcome to Danetre Medical Practice for taking a significant step in improving the health and wellbeing of your staff and patients by committing to be a parkrun practice and joining nearly 800 parkrun practices across the UK!
Please watch the video attached to see how you can get involved. #parkrunpractice
NHS Friends and Family
Further Practice Information
Please read our Statement of Purpose to see our objectives, certain Practice Policies, and our contact details.
Also read our Privacy Notice setting out how we keep and protect data about our patients.
Details of our Organisational Information are also available outlining the different teams here at Danetre, how we make sure our GP’s are always developing further in their fields, and information about our Newsletter.