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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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Suffolk patients access more than 25,000 extra GP appointments

Posted: Friday 22nd of December 2017

Suffolk patients who needed to see a GP have benefitted from more than 25,000 extra appointments in the last 12 months, according to latest figures. Suffolk GP Federation’s GP+ service has allowed more people to access appointments in the evenings, at weekends and bank holidays. In the last 12 months...

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December newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 20th of December 2017

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – December 2017 Update on Suffolk Locum Service Latest on Fed’s bid to provide 111 and out of hours care West Suffolk Integrated Pain Management Service The role of physician associates Fed Board elections To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Christmas Maltings & Clements: how you can help us this winter

Posted: Friday 8th of December 2017

We are expecting the team at Christmas Maltings and Clements to come under increased pressure this winter. This means there will be some changes to the normal service. To find out how you can help us to make sure everyone stays safe and well this winter, read here.

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November newsletter

Posted: Thursday 30th of November 2017

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter –November 2017 Suffolk Locum Service launch Lymphoedema Service update Remote working project Nursing workforce latest Plans for Fed owned GP practices To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Nurse recognised for providing excellent diabetes care in North East Essex

Posted: Wednesday 15th of November 2017

An Essex nurse has been recognised for helping to provide exceptional care to diabetes patients across North East Essex. Shelia Smyth, Chief Nurse at Suffolk GP Federation, said she was delighted to have been named ‘Outstanding Educator of Diabetes’ at the recent Quality in Care Diabetes Awards. Mrs Smyth has...

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Nurse leadership programme will help develop Suffolk workforce

Posted: Wednesday 15th of November 2017

A new nurse leadership programme will help to keep talented healthcare professionals within the county and reduce some of the pressures currently faced by general practice, those behind the project have said. Suffolk GP Federation has launched the course to help tackle ongoing issues around recruitment and retention in primary...

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