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We’ve teamed up with The Alzheimer’s Society to bring their knowledge and skills to our patients and carers (either can book an appointment).
The appointments will be on the morning of the second Thursday in each month, and will last 45 minutes.
In these clinics patients and carers will be able to talk over any concerns, discover what services are available to help them/their loved ones, and learn tips for making every day easier.
If you would like to book an appointment, please call our reception who will be glad to offer you one.
All women should book an appointment with a midwife within 2 weeks of finding they are pregnant. If this is not feasible with a clinic appointment at the practice, they need to call Rose team on 01223 349316, to see if they can be seen at an alternative venue. The team can liaise with you to decide where.
This does not preclude women from seeing their GP for preconceptual care/support. However, you should not book with their GPs to discuss your pregnancies, as the midwives are the specialists in this.
You can pick up a “bounty pack” from reception – these contain lots of useful information you’ll need during your pregnancy.
We have an agreement with a local farmer who kindly allows our staff to use some of his land to park on – as many of us as possible given the space park there. Despite this, we know parking at the practice is always at a premium.
We would therefore like to encourage all patients who are able to reach the practice by bicycle or walking to do so.
If you do need to come by car and there is no room in the car park so you have to use the road, please park considerately – ensuring you do not block access to our neighbours’ drives.
The DynamicHealth musculoskeletal physiotherapy and specialist teams have launched a website. It leads the way in innovative and evidenced based models of care. To complement this fantastic new resource they also have profiles on Facebook and Twitter to promote self-management with their patient groups.
If you are living with pain due to your joints, muscles or nerves then you can access NHS Physiotherapy advice and treatment directly from DynamicHealth, provided by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.
We are now delivering prescriptions to Haslingfield village shop on Friday afternoons for patients who struggle to get to the practice.
Unfortunately we are not able to deliver controlled drugs or items which require refrigeration.
To self refer you can choose one of the following options:
1. The quickest way to access our service is to call our Physio Direct Advice Line on 0300 5550210 to have a telephone assessment with a senior physiotherapist. You must be 18 years or over to access this service. Lines are open Monday to Friday in:
- Huntingdonshire from 08.15-12.15
- Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire from 13.00-17.00
2. Alternatively you can complete one of their self referral forms and send it to them. You can download one if you’re in Cambridge or Huntingdonshire. You must be aged 16 and over to refer via a paper form.
We know that getting an appointment with the doctor is sometimes difficult and that some patients ‘save’ their problems and present them to the doctor at the same time, with or without a list. We also know that the Clinician may run late. All of this increases the tendency for patients to present multiple problems to their doctor/ANP at one consultation.
Each appointment is only 10 minutes long. Ten minutes really is not a lot of time, even for just one problem, e.g., 1 minute to get to doctor’s room and sit down, 3 minutes to tell a history, 3-4 minutes to perform targeted examination, 2 minutes to explain, advise and treat. There is no time left of the ten minutes to write up notes, fill out forms, dictate referrals or speak to other team members for advice.
Presenting the Clinician with multiple problems means that there is a real increased risk that mistakes will be made and things to be missed as the Clinician may be inclined to rush, particularly if other patients are waiting.
One of Primary Care’s main purposes is to detect serious disease early. Presenting multiple problems to the clinician, not all of which may be serious, increases the difficulty of this task – it is like finding the ‘needle in a haystack’.
Doctors cannot see huge numbers of patients with multiple problems and continue to practise safely and effectively. A stressed doctor will struggle to be a good and safe doctor.
We do consider that GP appointments are a limited resource and we would kindly ask that such a service be used with care and consideration.
Therefore please do not be offended if the doctor asks you to rebook for your other problems. We are working in your best interests in order to keep you safe.
We would always encourage patients to book double appointments if there are multiple problems that need discussing.
To help raise awareness of current local services, a new mobile app is now available to download. Quick and easy to use, the ‘MyHealth Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’ app directs you to your nearest appropriate NHS service. The app is free to download by searching for ‘MyHealth C&P CCG’.