*NASAL FLU VACCINES - IMPORTANT MESSAGE*
Unfortunately due to a vaccine delay, we will be unable to give the NASAL vaccine this Saturday (19th October), at our walk-in clinic.
Please either attend the following walk-in clinic on 23rd November or telephone reception after 20th October to make an appointment.
Dear patients of Dr Simon Rudland
I am writing to inform you that after 23 very happy years as a family doctor at Stowhealth I am leaving at the end of September to be a part time GP on the remote Orkney island of Hoy. As you know I love being a GP. My wife Julia and I feel this is a great point in our lives for a new challenge, our three children are grown up and more independent, and I don’t want to stop practicing medicine.
It has been a great pleasure working with the amazing Stowhealth Team and all of our patients. I would like to thank you for your support and patience over the years.
We are delighted that as a very highly regarded practice, we have recruited some outstanding clinicians who will take great care of you in the future.
I will still be visting Stowhealth to teach University of East Anglia Medical student.
Dr Simon Rudland
Dear patients of Dr Mark Shenton
I would like to advise you that from the beginning of October I intend to take a sabbatical from the Practice for up to 12 months.
As many of you know, I also chair the local commissioning group and I have been seconded to help develop something called “population health management” in addition to my commissioning role. This is understanding how information held in the local health and care system can be used to help predict and prevent health and care problems and make best use of all the assets we have in our communities to support each other.
Dr Khalid has been a locum for us in the past and is familiar with our ways of working. He is also well established in our area and works for the CCG.
I will also continue to support StowHealth as a practice to ensure the management of our team and our extended hours commitment is properly covered.
Dr Mark Shenton
The Practice will be training on:
Wednesday 6th November 2019
13:00 - 18:30
for vital GP training and education
The surgery will remain open but we will only have the following services running:
Reception – We will have receptionists available for general enquiries.
Dispensary – Our dispensary team will be available to help with repeat prescriptions and collection of medication.
Emergencies – If you have a medical emergency, you will need to call 999 or for non-urgent medical advice, please call NHS 111 service.
There will be no clinicians available to see patients during the training afternoon.
Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold important information about your care. We know that when information is made available between services in a more joined-up way, we can better meet your health and wellbeing needs. We now have a common agreement that health and care organisations within our region will follow. We are calling this My Care Record.
Where it is in place, professionals can access relevant information from other organisations that will help to deliver better care to you. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record. Access to your records is made possible by several different types of secure technology. Information about you will only be accessed by health or care professionals who are directly involved in your care. Health and care professionals may access your records from different services to improve the care you receive as a whole.
In some areas, information from care records may also be used to help to plan and design how we deliver better services for you and the local population as a whole. In these cases, your name or any other recognisable information about you are not used so no-one working with the information would be able to identify you.
My Care Record is a key part of wider work to provide more joined-up care, connecting people, services and systems. As more care providers develop the technologies to view records across services, the benefits will increase. More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk
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This practice is a member of Suffolk Primary Care – an innovative partnership of like-minded GP surgeries that have joined together to promote best practice and find new ways of working.
By sharing our resources and expertise we can tackle some of the challenges currently facing the NHS and ensure our patients continue to receive the high level of care they rightly deserve.
Suffolk Primary Care has six core values focused on achieving the best outcomes for patients, its staff and everyone in our community.
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To treat you safely and well, it is important that professionals you see can access your health record. Only by letting your GP surgery know it is ok will your notes be available to be seen by other professionals such as hospital clinicians, paramedics or district nurses.
Simple. Click on icon below, print off the form and hand it into the Stowhealth Reception Team. There are two ways that this sharing can happen and it’s important you understand what they are so you can make the right decision for you.
Suffolk GP+ is for people who urgently need a doctor’s appointment or are unable to see their GP during normal GP hours.
Appointments can be made via Reception during our usual opening hours. Please note: patients cannot refer themselves to this service.
The service is staffed by local Suffolk GPs and Nurse Practitioners in Ipswich, Felixtowe, Stowmarket, Leiston and Wickham Market and is an NHS service delivered by the Suffolk GP Federation.
You will be given a booked appointment and will be seen by a suitable local GP or nurse who will have access to your medical records (once consent is given).
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