Boost for Suffolk GP Federation’s Community Ultrasound Service

Posted: Friday 15th of June 2018

Suffolk GP Federation has invested £120,000 in it’s Community Ultrasound Service for East Suffolk – buying three new scanners. We have also recently employed two new sonographers – at a time when many are finding it difficult to recruit. The Community Ultrasound Service offers patients the chance to be scanned...

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May Newsletter

Posted: Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – May 2018 Update on MDDUS group buying scheme Opioid tapering Implementing GDPR Cardiology opportunities Update on practice collaborations Suffolk Locum Service latest To read the newsletter, please click here.

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Changes outlined for GP practice in Haverhill

Posted: Thursday 17th of May 2018

The management team at Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in Haverhill has outlined how the surgery is changing as it looks to address the pressures facing the service. Suffolk GP Federation, which took on the running of the practice last year, said the new way of working will allow them...

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April Newsletter

Posted: Monday 30th of April 2018

Suffolk GP Federation Newsletter – April 2018 Our aims for 2018/19 Strategy for ‘safe, appropriate and sustainable’ care GP+ latest Fed recruitment Project for more flexible GP working Extension to Suffolk Locum Service Fracture service recognition To read the newsletter, please click here.

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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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