FLU VACCINES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

Please click on the relevant links to open the surgery leaflet on the eligibility for the flu vaccine for 2017 / 2018
The children flu clinics will not be put in place until the government allow us to order the nasal vaccines which will be end of September. So clinics will be put up in October once we confirm orders. 
We will not be giving the nasal flu vaccine to any child who is not 2/3 years or high risk. The school will be responsible for this. 

ADULT FLU

CHILDREN FLU

Dr BAYERS FUNERAL AND SPEECHES (19.7.2017)
We would like to say a very big thank you to all the patients who attended the funeral last week for Dr Bayer and thank you so much for all the wonderful donations of food. It was most generous. Thank you to our patients who were part of the funeral ie singing at the service and also for playing the organ whilst thank you for the wonderful flower arrangement too. Every part of the funeral that was supported by our patients is appreciated.
We have uploaded the speeches and order of service below for any patient who wishes to have a look or to download in case you were not there or couldnt hear.


Jacqueline Morgan - A service of thanksgiving-2_FINAL.pdf

Mum's Speech REAL .docx

Blog / tribute at service

    

DONATIONS TO DR BAYERS CHARITY - MIND
If patients would like to offer donations in the memory of Dr Bayer please click on the link below which should direct you to the MIND charity that she wanted all donations to be made to. This is a mental health charity and all funds collected via JUST GIVING will go directly to the MIND charity. Thank you
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sangeeta-kathuria
 
DEATH OF DR JACQUELINE BAYER (26.6.2017)
On Sat 24 June at 9.48pm Dr Bayer sadly passed away in the presence of her immediate family and Dr Livingston, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, ending her fight with breast cancer. Her funeral, should anyone wish to pay their last respects, will be held at St Dunstan's Church, East Acton, Friars Place Lane, London W3 7AW on Thursday 13 July at 1pm. 
PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD WITH YOU IF YOU PLAN TO COME TO THE FUNERAL. MUCH APPRECIATED.

EVENING SURGERY SWAP FOR WED AND FRI WEEK ENDING 2 and 9 June 2017  (22.5.17)
There will be NO evening surgeries on Friday 2 and 9 June. The surgery on these two Fridays will be closed. 
The evening surgeries for these weeks will be taking place instead on the Wednesdays of the week ( 31 May and 7 June).
Please keep this in mind if you need to attend the surgery lates for those two weeks as we will close early on those two Fridays. 
Many thanks and apologies for any inconvenience. 

MEAN GP NET EARNINGS TOTAL (18.4.2017)
All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. 
The average pay for GPs working in the practice of Drs. Bayer and Livingston in the last financial year was £41,802 before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 1 full time GP, 1 part time GP and 1 Locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.
 
PHONES BACK ON (1.3.2017)
There was a period of time in recent months where we had the phones off from 12 - 2 and the surgery was closed.
This has now gone back to normal where the phones and the surgery will be accesible all day.

STAFF CHANGES(1.3.2017)
We have had a few staff changes to announce.
As you know Dr Bayer is no longer with us at the surgery.
Fidelma our nurse is going on Maternity leave from 13 March 2017 and we will have a locum maternity cover nurse joining us from 27 March called Melanie.
We have also now hired a new Evening receptionist called Hiral who will be working the later afternoon shifts.

SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT (1.3.2017)
Please have a look at this link which takes you to a website that can support you to stop smoking
http://oneyouealing.org/smoking/

CONTACT MOBILE NUMBERS (1.2.2017)
We are having many issues trying to contact our patients as they have not updated their contact details ie their mobile numbers. Please can all patients ensure that they have notified the surgery of their mobile numbers if this has been altered recently so that we can ensure text messages and phone calls are put through to you. 

OPEN LETTER TO THERESA MAY ON THE NHS (1.2.2017)
Have a look at an open letter to Theresa May that is being proposed to be sent by a group of Resilient GPs. 
click on the link to see this 
letter to Theresa May

FUNDRAISING WALK (1.2.2017)
Please have a look at the link below for Mary a patient at the surgery who wishes to do a fundraising walk for Cancer. Please support her if you can

Mary's story

HALT ON NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS (1.8.2016)

We are not registering new patients until November as we are in the processing of organising our staff. Our Senior partner has left, our Health Care Assisstant is on sick leave and our nurse Mary is going to be retiring in October. Once we have organised our structure again we will start to register new patients. Many thanks for bearing with us during this time.

NO MORE OPEN SURGERY(1.8.2016)
We will be ceasing the open surgery system from 1 October 2016. In its place there will be an emergency on the day booking system from 10-12 and patients will be asked to phone in the morning when the phones switch on at 8am or come in to book an appt when the surgery opens. Once the slots have been filled up the patients will be asked to rebook the next day or for severe emergencies, use alternative resources of access eg Urgent care centre, walk in clinics or the hospital. This will be a first come first serve basis system and patients will be given a time slot when they can come back so as to reduce waiting times.

DR BAYER UPDATE (1.8.2016)
Dr Bayer will not be returning to the surgery and she has published a letter that she would like patients of the surgery to read.
Please click on the link below
letter to patients updated

NO ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR AUGUST ONLY (1.8.2016)
Due to not having either of our regular GPs in house during August, we are going to cease the use of electronic prescribing for this month only. All prescriptions will be printed off as per the old method and patients will need to collect their prescriptions from the surgery as they used to. We will revert back to normal electronic scripts from September. 

DR BAYER ON LONG TERM SICK LEAVE  (1.8.2016)
We regret to inform our patients that Dr Bayer is on long term sick leave for the month of August and could be away longer. We will keep all our patients updated however, in the meantime we are going to operate the surgery on Locum GPs only until Dr Livingston is back in September. 
We apologise for the inconvenience. We also advise patients who see Dr Bayer for acupuncture that she will no longer be seeing these patients in the future. 

SURGERY OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS CHANGES (1.8.2016)
The surgery is going to be changing its hours of operation from August 2016.
We will be closing from 12 - 2pm every day except Thursday. The phones will be switched off and any emergencies will have to go through NHS111
The Wednesday evening surgery will be changing over to Friday evenings and we will be closing at 5.00pm on a Wednesday evening.
Please keep these new hours in mind when needing to see someone at the surgery.

MEAN GP NET EARNINGS TOTAL (1.4.2016)
All GP Practices are required to declare mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in the practice of Drs. Bayer and Livingston in the last financial year up to 31 Mar 16 was £37,140
before tax and National Insurance.
This is for 1 full time GP, 1 part time GP and 1 locum GP who worked in the practice for more than six months.

MENINGITIS B VACCINE FOR BABIES
The Men B immunisation programme started on 1 September 2015 for babies aged 2 months, i.e. babies born on or after 1 July 2015.  There was a limited catch-up programme for babies born on or after 1 May 2015.  The routine schedule is for immunisation to be given at 2 and 4 months with the primaries, with a booster at 12 months.
Can I vaccinate children born before 1 May 2015 if parents request it?
No.  The national stock of Bexsero® should only be used to vaccinate children who are eligible for NHS vaccination.
Can I vaccinate children born on or after 1 May 2015 who have not yet been vaccinated?
Yes.  All children in the eligible cohort (i.e. born on or after 1 May 2015) remain eligible for Men B immunisation until the age of two years.  When Bexsero® has not been given as part of a primary course, give two doses at least two months apart.  Those children who have received one dose before their first birthday only require one more dose. 
  • Information for parents – please direct parents to NHS Choices or the GOV.UK website
There is general information about MenB immunisation on the NHS Choices website:
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/meningitis-b-vaccine.aspx


PASSPORT FORMS
We have stopped completing passport forms for patients and will not be able to do these for you anymore. Please refer to the passport government website to find out who else is able to sign the forms for you.  https://www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications/when-to-sign-what-to-do

CQC REPORT FOR THE SURGERY
The practice had a CQC (Care Quality Commission)  visit in Jan of this year and we finally have had our report published on the website.
We have acheived an overall status of being a GOOD practice with OUTSTANDING in some areas too.
We feel this is a great achievement for this Surgery and would liketo share this report with you all. In order to read it please click on the link below.
CQC REPORT

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING
The practice is going live with electronic prescribing and patients will be able to choose their nominated pharmacy and have their repeat prescriptions sent to the chemist electronically without having to collect the printed form.
In order to do this, please go to the pharmacy you have chosen as your nominated one and sign the paperwork with them. Once this has been done, you just need to come to us and let us know who you have nominated and their address. The rest will be simple ie you will put in a request as normal,  but instead of collecting your script and going to the chemist, your prescription will electronically be sent to the chemist and you can collect your medication. Please enquire with your pharmacy.

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