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April Newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 30th of April 2019

The Suffolk GP Federation’s April newsletter is now available: Recruitment of full-time Fed medical director. Out of hours service has gone live. Recruitment of international GPs and nurses requiring Visas. Fed support for Primary Care Networks and much more. Click HERE.           

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Changes at Felixstowe Community Hospital Minor Injuries Unit from next week

Posted: Friday 29th of March 2019

New opening hours and a change in access arrangements will come into force at Felixstowe Community Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) from next week. Patients with minor injuries will still be able to receive treatment at the MIU, but will have to make an appointment to see a member of...

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March newsletter

Posted: Friday 29th of March 2019

The Suffolk GP Federation’s March newsletter is now available: New indemnity arrangements from 1 April. CQC inspection. Launch of the West Suffolk Integrated Pain Management Service. New approach for managing long term conditions and much more. March Newsletter

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New dispensary service at Haverhill surgery due to open

Posted: Monday 11th of March 2019

A new dispensary service has been launched at the Clements doctors’ surgery in Greenfields Way, Haverhill, with a home-delivery service being planned for later in the year. A dispensary currently operates out of the Christmas Maltings Surgery, Camps Road and Kedington Surgery, School Road, both run by the Suffolk GP...

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February newsletter

Posted: Thursday 28th of February 2019

The Suffolk GP Federation’s February newsletter is now available: Out of Hours rota – Now available. Election for West Director. Ipswich Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre. GP Support Hub launch. Here come the robots to Suffolk.To read the newsletter, please click here

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Celebrating 29 years working for the NHS

Posted: Thursday 21st of February 2019

Pat Sylvester, from Suffolk, is retiring this week after almost 30 years of continuous service for the NHS. Pat joined the NHS on 2 July 1990 working as a clerk for two locality nurse managers before becoming a secretary within the former ‘Hospital at Home’ Service. She has also worked...

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Living in or near Newmarket? Now you can see a GP after work and at weekends

Posted: Thursday 14th of February 2019

If you live in or near Newmarket and you need an appointment to see a doctor after work or at the weekend, then now you can. It’s all thanks to the Suffolk GP Federation, which is expanding its GP+ extended hours service for people in that area. The service is...

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New initiative launched to help retain and recruit more GPs in Suffolk and north east Essex

Posted: Monday 4th of February 2019

A new initiative aimed at retaining the services of senior GPs – and boosting new recruits to the profession – has been launched in Suffolk and north east Essex. The GP Support Hub hopes to attract newly qualified medics into choosing a career in general practice rather than opting to...

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January Newsletter

Posted: Thursday 31st of January 2019

The Suffolk GP Federation’s January newsletter is now available: Hospitals running general practice. Fed CQC inspection. West First5 meeting info. Out of Hours update. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome service update. GP Advice hub successes. To read the newsletter, please click here

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Audit of GP+ consultations

Posted: Monday 31st of December 2018

We have started auditing 1% of consultation notes to review quality. This will also be a requirement when we start Out of Hours. The first audit looked at 54 consultations. The audit looks at various indicators such as excluding red flags, elicits reason for consultation, records-past medical history, records-examination findings,...

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