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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Surgery Closure - Wednesday 16th October

We will be closed for the afternoon for Protected Learning Time for our GPs and Nurses to attend training. Our phones will be diverted to the 111 service for any emergencies in the afternoon and we will be re-open at 8am on Thursday.

Research Study - Opiod Use for long term pain management

Priory Gate as a reseach practice are keen to assist patients with the use of long term opioid medication that is taken for pain managment. Patients are encouraged to consider an on-line study in conjunction with Keele University. Full details can be found at WWW.promppt.co.uk

Parkrun- Memorial Park Coventry

Priory Gate Practice is now a Registered Parkrun Practice and we plan to be running at 9am in the Memorial Park in Coventry. If you are interested. If you wish to join us follow the link below and register. We will post on here when staff are running

 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/coventry/

Flu Season 2019-20 September2019

We have received our stocks of flu vaccines for the current Season. If you have not heard from us and wish to be vaccinated please contact the Surgery.

Text Message Service April 2019

We are in the process of introducing a text message reminder service at Priory Gate so please ensure you provide us with an updated mobile number when you have contact with us and let us know as soon as possible after you have changed your number.

If you prefer for us not to have any contact this way please let the reception team know.

Patient Participation Group

Priory Gate is looking to expand our Patient Participation Group. The Group meet quarterly and support the Practice with a range of activities. If you are a patient and would like to consider joining the group please contact the Practice Manager Glenn Walker to express your interest or to have an informal discussion. glenn.walker@nhs.net or 02476 961370.

Coventry & Rugby GP Alliance Awards

Priory Gate Practice is honoured to have received 5 shortlisted nominations for the first GP Alliance Awards event that took place on Friday 6th July.

The following  are the shortlisted nominations:

GP of the year 2018 - Dr Helen Tyrrell

Practice of the year 2018

Practice Nurse of the year 2018 - Dawn Barker

Unsung Hero of the year 2018 - Dionne Morgan

Practice Manager of the year 2018 - Glenn Walker

The Partners and staff were delighted to be shortlisted for 5 awards ( more than any other Practice of the 65 that make up the Alliance) and Dr Tyrrell was thrilled to receive her award.

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Priory Gate Practice aims to be fully compliant with the new GDPR Regulations. As part of this we have prepared a Privacy Statement describing how we handle and deal with your medical information. A copy of this is available for you to download under the Further information GDPR tab on the right.

Please ensure you advise us of any change in your circumstances including contact numbers, email and address to enable us to maintain appropriate contact with you.

Priory Gate appoints new Partner

We are delighted to welcome Dr Claire Kelly who has recently joined Priory Gate from a surgery in Kenilworth. Dr Kelly is a trainer and will bring to the Practice 10 years of experience of working as a GP. Dr Kelly worked with us for 4 months before being appointed a Partner in January 2018.

Sharing of Medical Records - June 2017

The Coventry & Rugby CCG (the CCG) has recently authorised a mail drop to all Coventry households advising that the aim is to share the information on your GP record with other associated Health Care Professionals when needed. The aim of this project is to allow them to view this information as required as part of your care and treatment.

If you do not wish for your information to be shared please let either the Reception team or Clinical team know this when you are next in contact with us.

Extended Hours Appointments

Priory Gate have formed an alliance with a number of Practices across the city and are now able to offer appointments between 6.30pm and 9.45pm between Monday to Friday and at daytime on Saturday and Sunday. These additional clinics are based nearby on Broad Street  Surgery- just off Stoney Stanton Road and are manned by GPs working across the City. In addition two further sites in Coventry are also available for these extended appointments. If you wish to benefit from these appointments please contact our reception team before 6.30pm on Monday to Friday.

 

Access to Medical Records

All patients now have the right to access some of their medical records on- line. Please speak to the Practice Manager Glenn Walker if you would like access to this facility.

Named Accountable GP

All Patients of Priory Gate now have a named accountable GP. The named GP is largely a role of oversight, with the requirement being introduced to reassure patients they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf. Dr Beaumont and Dr Tyrrell undertake the bulk of this role, however please ask at Reception if you do not know who your named accountable GP is.

Cancelled or Did Not Attend Appointments

If you are unable to attend an appointment at Priory Gate please contact us at the earliest opportunity to enable the appointment to be made available to other patients.  The cost to the NHS for one week of missed appointments is usually around £2000.

 

Yellow Fever Clinic

 Priory Gate is  authorised to provide Yellow Fever vaccinations. Our Prescribing Nurse Dawn Baker has undertaken appropriate training for this service. The cost of this service is £60 per patient and this includes a certificate with the vaccination. Duplicate certificates if they are needed can be provided for £10.

 
Telephone Update
Our telephone system for  handling calls has a simple menu and queuing system. Please ensure that you stay on line to keep your place in the queue.

For calls out of normal hours ring free on 111. Only call 999 if you have a life threatening emergency

 

 

Useful Links

Where do I go for clinical or disease information?cold

Best Treatments
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Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
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Information on Healthier Living

BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

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Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup

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Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.


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  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
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