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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

 

 

Information for Prospective Doctors in Training

IMG_1197Where are we?

Priory Gate Practice is at 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry CV1 4FS.

We are located on the first floor of the City of Coventry Health Centre, one of the most modern and well-equipped health facilities in the region. Our splendid £22.4 M building was designed to offer new models of care in a community setting, bringing together a variety of health professionals under the same roof and has been nominated for numerous design awards.

We are in the heart of Hillfields, a short walk from Coventry city centre, and easily accessible by road.

There is copious onsite secure parking

The practice serves a fascinating and diverse population of approximately 7000. Some of our older patients have been  registered with the practice since the National Health Service was founded in 1948.

Who are we?

We are a small and friendly practice team. There are three partners: Dr Andy Beaumont, Dr Helen Tyrrell and Dr Claire Kelly. Drs Tyrrell and Kelly are our main training doctors.

We are proud to have been recognised as a training practice for over 20 years and have trained many local GPs. All the clinicians are involved in training junior doctors. Specifically, Dr Beaumont is Educational Supervisor for Foundation doctors.

 

What you can expect IMG_1198

You will be valued as an important part of the practice team, with the opportunity to explore all aspects of primary care in a busy and stimulating environment. You will have a spacious, modern and well equipped consulting room. Senior doctors will always be available for advice, support and supervision.

You will have a carefully planned induction, shadowing members of the team and learning to use our computerised medical records (EMIS Web) and paper-light sytems. Registrars will have at least two hours of protected teaching time each week, with the content linked to your learning needs. The tutorials will include video analysis of your consultations. The videos are made with full patient consent and are deleted after use. Teaching will cover a wide range of clinical topics and we also provide opportunities to learn about business management.

Testimonials

 "I have had a really great time at Priory Gate Practice. It have been been my most enjoyable placement so far. 
   I have found the clinical support at the practice far better than anything I have experienced before. I am allowed to work independently wherever my knowledge and skills allow but there is always help and support available where I need it and I never feel pressured to not use this support. 
  All of the staff at Priory Gate have been kind and friendly to me. I especially enjoy the Friday meeting which is
important for learning and also incorporates social aspects. All doctors have been keen to teach and give really helpful constructive feedback to allow improvement. 
  I feel the facilities are excellent. It is nice to be surrounded by such a modern and comfortable environment."
 JW FY2 December 2013

 "  Friendly and approachable staff who made me feel welcome from the get go, in part due to the weekly team meetings, where we not only discussed practice issues but got to learn about each other also, developing a sense of community.

  All senior members where readily available during my rotation to discuss clinical issues no matter how trivial they may seem.

  A safe learning and supported working environment, where mistakes were highlighted and discussed as learning tools, rather than held against the individual.

  Not a 'typical' GP setting, purpose built modern building allowing for easier investigations etc. and a broad demographic which although can be challenging will help develop communication skills and presents with a wide range of pathology and social issues to further aid broad clinical learning.

  Many audit opportunities.

  Senior staff willing to help progress eportfolio"

JR FY2 December 2013

 

What next? IMG_1196

We welcome visits from potential trainees, by arrangement with the practice manager,  Glenn Walker. Please contact him on 024 7696 1377 or 024 7696 1370.

Please note we are an equal opportunities employer.



 
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