The PPG (Patient Participation Group) aims to create regular newsletters so that all patients can keep up to date with the latest news from the practice. Below is the 1st issue available for download now.
Issue 1 (June 2017)
National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
Richmond Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. the project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
to take part, your GP practice will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.
for further information about how your information is used please see the NDA patient information leaflet.
taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.
Solihull GP Alliance
The NHS is ever changing and more so recently as it faces increasing pressures on its resources. There is a project currently being worked on known as the Sustainability and Transformation Plan .These are local plans that aim to improve health and care. Produced collaboratively by local NHS organisations and local councils, they set out practical ways for the local NHS to improve NHS services and health outcomes for people in every part of England. For us in Solihull, it will probably mean working more closely with our colleagues in Birmingham. You can out more here
There are also pressures on primary care providers, like your local GP surgery to come together into larger groups to help streamline the way in which services are both commissioned and provided. There are a number of ways that this can be done, the main two being surgeries merging together to make one new large practice, or agreeing to work together in an alliance. This second option means that the GP Practice keeps its own staff and responsibilities for its patients, but that where appropriate and to the benefit of patients, it can work with likeminded practices to deliver services either more efficiently, or new services that would be either difficult or not effective for individual surgeries to offer.
The following practices in Solihull have chosen the second option:
Bernays & Whitehouse, Monkspath, Hobs Moat, Haslucks, Jacey, Dorridge, Hampton, Arden, Balsall Common, Richmond Medical Centre, St Margarets and Grafton Road Surgeries
Over the coming months, we will give you more information about what ideas and services we might be able to provide for all our patients, please check back
The new collaboration has been called Solihull GP Alliance and it is hoped that very shortly, it will have its own website and social media feeds. If you have any queries, questions, or comments or even ideas for new services, please contact the practice manager.
If you have a query regarding a hospital appointment or outstanding referral please speak to the secretary first before booking an appointment
If you are eligible for the MenACWY vaccine which prevents meningitis in young people, please read this letter MenACWY_Student letter
To improve accessibility the practice has changed the way in which patients gain same day appointments. As of 2.11.15 all same day appointments will be available from 8.30 am onwards.
Thank you for your cooperation in this transition.
Learn a little bit more by downloading and reading this informative leaflet about Vitamin D
Click the link below to begin the download
free vitamin D leaflet "Vitamin D what it is and who needs it"
PPG ( Patient Participation Group) – We need your views
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