News

Patients in Haverhill invited to have their say at engagement evening

Posted: Wednesday 18th of October 2017

Local residents are invited to attend an information and engagement event at Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill. Suffolk GP Federation has been in charge of the surgery since July and since then we have introduced a number of changes – including a new way to book appointments. We are...

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New pain management service will deliver care closer to home

Posted: Thursday 28th of September 2017

Suffolk GP Federation will deliver a new pain management service in partnership with West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT). The collaboration will see staff from both organisations working across primary, secondary and community care. They will offer support to patients to self-manage their condition, improve the choices those patients have in...

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September Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 27th of September 2017

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – September 2017 Opportunity to work in Fed’s GP streaming service Update on community services NHS England GP+ audit Latest on out of hours and 111 bid Launch of Prescribing Support Service Nurse leadership programme Advice on employing Emergency Care Practitioners To read the newsletter, please...

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North East Essex Diabetes Service shortlisted for innovation award

Posted: Friday 8th of September 2017

The Virtual Ward is a collaborative approach that aims to help patients control their diabetes and where appropriate reduce the number of visits from community nurses. A Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Community Nurse supported by a Consultant meet monthly to discuss patients’ conditions and review medication. Since launching last year,...

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More improvements planned for Christmas Maltings & Clements

Posted: Monday 4th of September 2017

Suffolk GP Federation is pleased to announce more details of planned improvements at the Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill. Since we took on the running of the practice in July we have established a new booking system to reduce patient waiting times and there has been a concentrated...

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GP+ now offering more choice for patients

Posted: Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Patients who need a doctors’ appointment after work or at weekends now have access to a wider range of healthcare professionals. Suffolk GP Federation is expanding its GP+ service in Ipswich to include physiotherapists. We are also continuing to recruit additional GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Prescribers across all GP+...

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Walton Surgery rated ‘Good’ in all areas by the Care Quality Commission

Posted: Thursday 10th of August 2017

Walton Surgery in Felixstowe has been rated as ‘Good’ in all areas by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). It is the first inspection the practice has received since being taken over by Suffolk GP Federation at the end of last year. Areas praised by inspectors included patient safety, service effectiveness...

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July Newsletter

Posted: Monday 31st of July 2017

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – July 2017 Update on supporting practices at scale Streaming service latest Prescribing Support Service GP+ news Diabetes funding Physios in primary care Staff survey results To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Staff survey results 2017

Posted: Thursday 13th of July 2017

The results of our 2017 staff survey have been very encouraging. In total, we had 96 responses including those working in GP+. Generally, Suffolk GP Federation compares very favourably with NHS organisations. Also, 89% ‘agreed’ or ‘strongly agreed’ that if a friend or relative needed treatment that they would be...

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Christmas Maltings & Clements Practice, Haverhill

Posted: Thursday 6th of July 2017

Suffolk GP Federation has now officially taken on the management of Christmas Maltings and Clements in Haverhill, which also includes a sister practice in Kedington. The surgery had faced an uncertain future due to problems recruiting new GPs and increasing patient demand. We now aim to stabilise the practice and...

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