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URGENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Practice Closed - Wednesday 24th November

The Practice will be closed for the afternoon today and incoming calls will be diverted to 111 for urgent matters . If the matter is not urgent please call us back when we reopen on Thursday morning from 8am 

Flu Vaccinations - 2021/22

If you are over 65 and not yet been contacted for your flu vaccination please phone the surgery. We have a number of appointments available including Saturday 2nd October between 9am and 12noon.

If you are less than 65 and have underlying health conditions we have now received our first flu delivery for this season so please book in for your vaccination. Flu vaccinations are now also available for all patients over the age of 50 so please contact the surgery and book in. 

Covid Vaccination News 30 September 2021

We have recently started the COVID Booster programme. This can be given to all patients over 50 who have completed their second dose 6 months ago. If you have not yet heard from the surgery and it is over 6 months since your second dose please book in for your Booster.

If you are a Priory Gate patient aged 18 or over and have yet to receive your vaccination please phone us to enable you to book in. If you have previously declined your vaccine and now wish to go ahead please contact the reception team.

We have a small number of patients with incorrect contact details so please check this with us when you phone.

We may well be contacting you by text message and these are often sent at weekends.

Our lead vaccine for first dose patient under 40 is Pfizer.

If you have previously advised that you do not want a COVID vaccination and have now changed your mind please contact the reception team and we will book you in.  

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/

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 6th July 2019

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.

Extended Hours Appointments

Priory Gate have formed an alliance with a number of Practices across the city and are now able to offer telephone appointments between 6.30pm and 9.45pm between Monday to Friday and at daytime on Saturday and Sunday. 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 online. Please send an email to the Practice if you would like this facility: priory.gate@nhs.net

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.

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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