Patient Newsletter Second Quarter / Apr - Jun 2017
Click here to download and print our latest patient newsletter. Alternatively, pick a copy up from reception.
Wed 14th June Celebrating Carers Week - Join us for a Carers Café Coffee Morning
Carers Week is an annual campaign from Carers UK to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognising the vital contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. Carers Week 2017 occurs between Monday 12th and Sunday 18th June.
To champion this worthy campaign, our surgery will host a “Pop the Kettle on for Carers UK!” Coffee Morning on the 14th June. Come along, have a cuppa and share your experiences about caring.
For further information about the Coffee Morning please contact reception.
Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare for the people of Luton. The CCG would like to understand why local residents are currently choosing to take part in cancer screening or not. We would appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete this short questionnaire.
PLT Training Days
Protected Learning Time (PLT) is an opportunity for GP practices to address staff learning and professional development needs.
Click here to see a full list of upcoming training days with our opening times.
Bramingham Park is Dementia Friendly
We are delighted to invite Alzheimer’s UK to the practice. A support worker is holding a monthly clinic on the third Monday afternoon of each month. They offer practical and emotional advice and support for patients, families and carers. Anyone can self refer and book an appointment via reception.
We are proud to have registered with the Dementia Action Alliance and be recognised as a ‘Dementia Friend’. Our profile can be seen HERE.
Named Accountable GP for All Patients
All patients have a ‘named GP’ who is responsible for that patient’s overall care. Patients can contact the practice if they wish to know who this is and if they have a preference as to which GP this is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
In day-to-day reality, who the named GP is makes little difference. Patients are always able to choose to see any doctor they wish and if ‘Dr X’ is a patient’s named doctor this DOES NOT MEAN that patient can ONLY SEE ‘Dr X’. Please also note that we have between 5,500 and 6,000 patients on our practice register and four doctors (two full time; two part-time), which means each doctor will have between 1,500 and 2,200 patients EACH. It is not practically possible for any one doctor to have an unfair balance of responsibility and so it may not always be possible to accommodate the requests for specific named GP’s but all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate requests.