The Elms Practice News Letter
THE ELMS PRACTICE NEWS LETTER AUGUST 2014
THE PRACTICE HAS MOVED
Dr A Krishnamurthy
The Elms Practice
16 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancs, L39 2BY
Tel: 01695 588710 Fax: 01695 588712
Practice Manager: Mrs J Hall
7th January 2014
We at The Elms feel it is time we moved on with the demands of increasing number of patients, CQC requirements and patient directives to relocate to a new, modern, patient friendly, CQC compliant, larger and more purpose built premise.
We have been considering and assessing very carefully over a period of time about a possible relocation of The Elms to a new more modernised property.
This initiative is purely a result of our constant effort in improving patient care and providing opportunity to widen our horizons to provide further services, e.g. minor surgery, implants, ground floor access to the elderly, wheel chair bound and disabled patients, teaching facilities for medical students and GP registrars etc.
We also wanted to stay as close as possible but at the same time to move to a building which is more patients friendly, has ease of access and not far from the present location, is more purpose designed and has provision for ample car parking facility and prevent the patient crossing over the busy road without proper pedestrian crossing.
We are extremely lucky enough to find such a property close enough to the existing premise which seems to fulfil the criteria.
Dr Anbakan Krishnamurthy MBBS, MRCGP
The Elms Practice
Would like to thank all our patients for your continued support throughout the past year with all the changes that have occurred during the move.
We would like to announce that :
Dr Sarah Naylor has now left the practice, to take up a new post in Canada we wish her well in her career.
Dr Gould will be leaving the practice on the 15th August we wish him well in his career.
Dr Maria Parish & Dr Lee Roby joined the practice in August 2014.
Thankyou once again.
Dr Krishnamurthy is the lead at the practice and is our Principal GP.
Alongside Dr Krish we have Dr Gould,
If you have any concerns/suggestions or complaints our usual procedure applies and you can contact Julie Hall our Practice Manager either by telephone or in writing, Julie is more than happy to speak to you or meet with you if you prefer.
THE ELMS WEBSITE
For those of you who do not know yet here is a gentle reminder that The Elms Practice is now on line. You can order your repeat prescriptions, cancel appointments, change address, give feedback update your records, request text reminders and book a telephone consultation appointment on line. You can also fill in a questionnaire with your opinion of the Practice.
The website address is www.theelmspractice.nhs.uk.
PRACTICE MANAGER’S MESSAGE
PLEASE NOTE FROM THE 16TH JULY YOU WILL SEE A NEW PATIENT ACCESS BUTTON TO CLICK ON WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO LOG IN WITH YOUR PASSWORD ON THE PATIENT ACCESS.
Online via Patient Access - STARTING FROM THE 16TH JULY
Please contact the surgery for more information.
You will need to come into the surgery for a Password for Patient access online.
Appointment reminder if you would NOT like to receive a text message please let us know.
Online appointments will also be available.
We hope you enjoy this edition of our Practice newsletter.
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
During our flu clinics we held a coffee morning in aid of the Macmillan nurses and we raised a fantastic £530. Thank you to all who donated.
CHANGE OF NAMES AND ADDRESSES AND CONTACT NUMBERS
To keep our records up to date we would appreciate if you could let us know when you move address and provide us with your new contact number.
If you have a mobile number as well as a home number could you please inform reception or edit on line at www.theelmspractice.nhs.uk.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY OUR SURGERY
ASTHMA CLINIC— Asthma checks are given by our Practice Nurses Beryl and Cathy.
If you have any concerns please make an appointment at the desk.
DIABETIC CLINIC—Diabetic clinic is run in conjunction with the Hospital. We see diabetic patients in our Nurse clinics.
TRAVEL HEALTH— If you are planning a trip abroad please make a telephone appointment with our Nurse who will assess your Travel needs and arrange an appointment for vaccinations or refer you to the appropriate clinics for private vaccination and arrange for a private prescription for anti-malaria tablets.
DIETITIAN– An appointment can be made with the dietitian at the surgery for advice on weight reduction cholesterol reduction, diabetic advice and general dietary advice. Patients are usually referred by the GP or Practice Nurse.
WELL PERSON CLINIC—Our Practice Nurses are very experienced and fully qualified and are able to deal with all aspects of health and well being
REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
We are happy to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by post, fax or in person and also on our website www.theelmspractice.nhs.uk. It is preferable for you to use the pre printed slip which is attached to your prescription. Please tick the items you require. Please delete any item that is no longer required. Using the pre printed slip will ensure that you receive your correct medication and will reduce the number of queries which have to be dealt with.
We need 48 hours to process your prescription but you can make the request up to 7 days in advance. This is especially helpful to the practice around Bank Holiday times when we are very busy. If you have any problems with your prescription please ask for Jenny, our prescription administrator. She can be contacted on telephone number 01695 588710 option 1 every day 8.30am 3.30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Or Fax: 01695 588712
ORGAN DONATION A GIFT OF LIFE
Have you signed up yet to join the NHS Organ Donor Register? Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are will to make this life-saving gift to others. One donor can give life to several people and restore the sight of two more. There is a critical shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for transplant is increasing. Right now, more the 9,000 people in the UK need an organ transplant and every year around 400 people die while waiting. The need for donors has never been greater so why not sign up to life now? Leave a gift of life today. How to join the register Call 0845 60 60 4000