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Patients reminded of extra doctors’ appointments over Easter weekend

Posted: Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Patients who need to see a healthcare professional over the Easter break can access extra doctors’ appointments across East and West Suffolk.   Suffolk GP Federation will be running its GP+ service in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Felixstowe, Stowmarket, Leiston, Wickham Market and Haverhill this Bank Holiday weekend.   The...

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March newsletter

Posted: Tuesday 27th of March 2018

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – March 2018 Our achievements in 2018/19 The case for a wider skill mix in general practice Launch of joint lymphoedema service Continued recognition for NEEDS Access to patient records To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Patients benefitting from new West Suffolk Lymphoedema Service

Posted: Monday 12th of March 2018

Patients living with a little known long-term condition that causes painful swelling and restricted mobility have been benefitting from a new joined up service. The West Suffolk Alliance Lymphoedema Service, which is run by West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Suffolk GP Federation, helps patients to manage their condition and...

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February newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 28th of February 2018

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – February 2018 Review of Fed strategy Bid for Integrated Urgent Care Good news for diabetes service Suffolk Locum Service update Fed Board elections Pain education ‘Year of Excellence’ GP+ plans for 2018 To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Podcast: Deben Health Group – a collaborative approach to general practice

Posted: Tuesday 27th of February 2018

In the latest podcast from Suffolk GP Federation we talk to Jane Wallace, Practice Manager at Wickham Market Medical Centre, which part of Deben Health Group (DHG) – a collaboration of GP practices in East Suffolk. Podcast: What is Deben Health Group and how does it work? What have been...

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Emergency Care Practitioners and Paramedics Network

Posted: Wednesday 21st of February 2018

We recently held our first networking event for Emergency Care Practitioners (ECPs) and Paramedics working in primary care. It was a chance for attendees to meet with like minded professionals and identify any training or further support they felt was needed. A total of 17 ECPs, paramedics and visiting paramedics attended...

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January newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 31st of January 2018

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – January 2018 Suffolk Podiatry Service update New offer from GP Health Service Update on Fed training programmes Suffolk Locum Service Fed Board elections Out of Hours and urgent care bid To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Update on the future of Christmas Maltings Surgery, Camps Road

Posted: Friday 19th of January 2018

Suffolk GP Federation intends to keep the Christmas Maltings Surgery in Camps Road open. We had previously thought that we may have to leave the building. Jules Styles, Director of Primary Care for Suffolk GP Federation, which took on the management of Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in April last...

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Suffolk Federation Paul Driscoll and David Pannell feature in Ockham Healthcare podcast

Posted: Monday 15th of January 2018

Ockham Health are a specialist primary care consultancy focusing on collaboration and at scale general practice. This month they featured a twenty minute interview with Paul Driscoll and David Pannell from Suffolk Federation, covering the primary objectives of the Federation and how it is representing general practice. Please follow the...

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Diabetes footcare services focused where they are needed most in North East Essex

Posted: Friday 22nd of December 2017

People living with diabetes who are most at risk of developing foot ulcers and infections are experiencing faster appointments for their foot care following changes to the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) podiatry service. By re-evaluating each patient’s risk of acquiring foot problems such as foot ulcers or infections,...

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