The surgery will be closed tomorrow 22nd January from 1.30pm
This is so that we are able assist at the vaccination centres.
Please call 111 if you need medical assistance or 999 in an emergency.
* If you have an appointment already booked this will still go ahead *
Chesterfield and Dronfield Primary Care Network (PCN) pulls out all of the stops to protect its most vulnerable.
Despite numerous logistical challenges, Chesterfield and Dronfield Primary Care Network have led an approach that has meant that all care home residents in our area will have been vaccinated over the 4 days from 30th December to 2nd January.
It seemed an ambitious target, given we were only advised by NHSE of the vaccine supply on the 23rd December and the order placed on the 24th. The PCN team recognised the importance of vaccinating the most vulnerable patients in care homes and those that care for them. Staff gave up their holidays and by the end of bank holiday Monday, they had formulated a military style plan to vaccinate all the homes in the area (both residents and staff). Julie Chaplin, Practice Manager at Stubley Health Centre was the Lead Co-ordinator, but she would be the first to say , “ it was a team effort”, including support from the care homes. They even planned, for standby health care staff ready to mobilise to care homes in minutes, to make use of spare vaccines, so as not to waste any. It was a real system effort from Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD), with Chesterfield Royal Hospital urgently stepping in twice, within hours, to supply the teams and assist with vaccines. The 4 teams consisted of staff from the PCN, Derbyshire Health United and Derbyshire Community Health Services.
The biggest ‘shout out’ goes to the PCN Clinical Pharmacists, a team that was not even in place at the beginning of the year and their lead Isobel Bancroft. Without them, this would not have been possible to pull off.
Clinical Director Dr PJ Flann commented, “I am immensely proud of the whole team, the commitment and hard work that they have put in. A year ago we would not have even had the staff to do this. The 11 practices that form the PCN and their patients have really seen the benefit of a Primary Care Network, working with JUCD and the CCG.”
GOING FOR GOLD!
We have all been working very hard through lockdown and wanted to do something MORE than just be reactive to the current situation so The Brimington Surgery, Chesterfield, decided that as part of their ongoing Dignity Award work they would apply for the LGBT Foundation’s PRIDE IN PRACTICE.
This award is a benchmark for excellence in LGBT healthcare and is a significant mark of achievement. It is nationally recognised and endorsed by NHS England, the Government Equalities Office and the Royal College of GPs.
Paula Elliott, the Practice Manager said, “we are very happy to be the first in our area to undertake this award. It sees us making changes across the whole patient journey from what people see when they enter the building, using inclusive language and practice, providing specific and informed patient centred care, through to prescribing and onward referrals. Our website received particular praise.” https://www.brimingtonsurgery.co.uk/lgbtq
The Surgery is proud to announce that they achieved the highest level award and the picture below shows our Administration and Patient Support Team Leaders with our GOLD certificate.
NHS Digital GP Appointment Data - England
The aim of the publication (click to access The appointments in General Practice Data) is to inform users about activity and usage of GP appointments historically and how primary care is impacted by seasonal pressures, such as winter. NHS Digital publishes this information to support winter preparedness and provide information about some activity within primary care.
On 1/10/20 we sent this SMS to all of our patients who have mobile numbers:
“We would like to thank the majority of our patients, for their kindness and understanding during these difficult times. However, we are disappointed that a growing minority of patients are being rude and abusive towards our hard working staff. We will be writing to those patients and they may be removed from our list.”
We have been overwhelmed by the kind and supportive communications we received in under 24 hours following this.
Our excellent team have received a huge boost to their morale from these unexpected responses.
We would also like to thank someone for the anonymous and generous gift that arrived in a thank you card today (02/10/20). You know who you are but we don't - so thank you again!
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