Previous Practice Newsletter
Optum International (UK) - January 2019
We are working with Optum International (UK) to conduct a one-off piece of analytics work to support the care and treatment of the population registered with GPs in Dorset.
A small number of analytics specialists from Optum in the UK team, all of whom are based in the UK, will have access to pseudonymised data. This means that Optum will not be able to identify any individual and the data they receive will ensure anonymity. Optum has a long track record of working with and within the NHS are fully compliant with all necessary data protection laws.
Once the work with Optum is complete, they will delete the data from their systems. Patients who have chosen not to share their data will be excluded from the extract at source and their data will not be extracted from the GP system.
In addition, Weymouth & Portland GPs are
working with Optum, who will spend time observing and evaluating how
the practice functions to quantify potential areas of improvement for
both clinical and back office service delivery. Optum are the preferred
development partner with NHS England and, as with all our team, have
suitable governance in accordance with all applicable laws, privacy
notices and in accordance with all contracts.
Walk For You - Offical Launch Friday 22nd June
Walking for Health is England's largest network of health walk schemes, run by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. They offer free walks and make sure no one gets left behind. The walks are open to everyone on a drop in basis but are especially aimed at those who are least active, with lower physical ability or long term condiditions.
Pop along to the offical launch on Friday 22nd June, or find out more by visiting the Walking For Health Website.
Healthy Living Event - 19/05/2018
Feedback from a recent patient survey found that patients expressed a need for more information on local healthy living services. You told us there are many services available but are often unsure how to access these services or which service does what.
With the help of our Patient Participation Group we are pleased to announce a Healthy Living Event.
Healthy Living Event
Saturday 19th May
Park Community Centre, Chelmsford Street, Weymouth
11am - 3pm
Come along and find out more about your local services in a fun and interactive way
Stands to include:
Diabetes UK Dietician advice My Health My Way, Live Well Dorset Healthwatch Dorset Age UK Smoke Stop Services Stroke Support Steps to Wellbeing Dorset Fire & Rescue Walkers and Talkers Health Walking Group FREE RAFFLE and food and cooking demonstrations from the Friendly Food Club.
Dorset CCG are supporting our Healthy Living Event, Please click here to view Dorset CCG news.
10 March 2018
Improved Access to General Practice Service (IAGPS)
Extended Access Appointments:
The Clinical Commissioning Group have been working to improve access to appointments for patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.
The new IAGPS has been rolled out in Weymouth and will be based at Weymouth Community Hospital. It will be staffed by local GPs, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and health care assistants, providing a mixture of primary care appointments.
The aim of the service is to provide extra primary care appointments, for the locality, outside core hours, i.e. some weekday evenings and weekends.
If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask at the surgery.
01 March 2018
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in the Royal Crescent and Preston Road Practice in the last financial year was £69,065 before Tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 full time GPs and 12 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
01 January 2018
Staff News - Sandra Maddison
Following the retirement of Kate Meacham the partners are pleased to announce Sandra Maddison as the Practice Manager from January 2018.
Sandra joined the Practice in 2007 as Surgery Manager at Preston Road Surgery after a 20 year career in corporate banking. In the last few years Sandra has also taken on the role of Practice Business Manager. She is very much looking forward to the role of Practice Manager and working with the partners to continue to develop high quality person centred services for patients.
31 December 2017
Staff News - Kate Meacham
Kate Meacham will be retiring from her post as Practice Manager at the end of December.
Kate Meacham took over from Mary Cleverton in 1999 and has since worked alongside the partners to develop high quality responsive and caring services for patients. She has also taken an active role in the Weymouth and Portland Locality to promote collaborative working with other GP practiaces on many projects including integrated health and social care, suport for carers and poromoting early help in the community. We wish Kate a very happy retirement.
01 November 2017
Staff News - Tracy Sheppard
The Partners are pleased to welcome Tracy Sheppard as Assistant Practice Manager to the team.
Tracy was born and bred in North Wales, where she spent 14 years working in general practice before moving to Dorset in 2000. Tracy continued working in the NHS both in acute and community care in various specialities including Audiology, ENT, Surgery, Orthopaedics and Occupational Health. Tracy is very happy to be back in general practice and is looking forward to working with the team.
04 April 2017
CQC Final Inspection Report
Royal Crescent and Preston Road Practice is delighted with the rating of “Outstanding” awarded by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The Inspection Team assesses healthcare providers against a set of quality indicators - safety, effectiveness, caring, responsiveness and well-led, and how services are delivered to six population groups.
To read a copy of the report please click here.