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 Falkland House Surgery Noticeboard

Staff update

We have had a few changes here at Falkland House Surgery recently!  Nikki Wells, our Practice Manager has left us to work in a veterinary surgery, good luck with the small furries Nikki!!  Linsley O'Meara has increased her hours and we have recruited an Assistant Practice Manager, Zoey Hall.  We have finally managed to find an excellent Practice Nurse, Jackie Johns, who will start with us in December.  On reception, Shabana Khan and Aisha Khan have moved onto new jobs and we are delighted to welcome Maire Buss and Sharon Hallsworth to our team.  Finally, Felicity Crook, our Health Care Assistant is moving to work in a hospital so we are currently recruiting into that position.  I'm sure you will make our new recruits most welcome and join us in wishing our departing staff all the best in their new careers.

Early morning surgeries

We are moving our early morning Monday surgery to a Tuesday morning instead. The early surgery will still run from 7am - 8am.

New Trainee

Dr Joshua Meek has now left us to continue with the next stage of GP training. We are delighted to welcome Dr Erica Malm to the surgery as our new GP trainee. Erica will be with us for the next 12 months as she completes her final year of GP training.

Travel Vaccinations

We are now able to offer travel vaccination again at the surgery.  Nurse Becky Ainsworth has joined us as a long term locum, working four afternoons per week.  Please remember to allow plenty of time for any travel vaccinations prior to going abroad.

New telephone system

We have had a new, upgraded telephone system installed at the surgery. The main difference is that we now have call recording to assist with training and monitoring so patients need to be aware that all calls are now recorded. In addition to this we have had another telephone line installed to help with capacity during the busy morning period.

 

 Why Weight Sheffield

Below is a link to the website for 'Why Weight Sheffield' a free self-referral programme designed to help people achieve long term weight loss though a healthy lifestyle. 

www.whyweightsheffield.co.uk

 

Defibrillator

Our Patient Participation Group has successfully applied to the British Heart Foundation in conjunction with the Dept of Health to be supplied with a community defibrillator and cabinet.  This is a fantastic result for the whole community.  A big thank you to Lynn and her team of dedicated volunteers.The cabinet will be sited on the outside wall of the surgery so will be accessible to surgery staff during practice opening hours as well as members of the public when the surgery is closed.  More information can be found on our Patient Group page. 

 

Electronic Prescripton Service - A new way to get your medicines and appliances.

 

Accessible Information - We now have some literature available in other formats eg - Practice Leaflet in large font, Stop Smoking guide in braille, childhood immunisation DVD.  Due to limited supplies some of these items will only be available to borrow rather than keep.  As part of this initiative could you please let reception know if you have any particular information/communication needs so that we can improve our service to you.

Access

Our premises have suitable access for disabled patients.  As we have on-road parking only, please ensure that you park in a safe place and do not obstruct or inconvenience our neighbours.

 

(Site updated 15/12/2017)
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