If you have regular blood tests you may notice that we no longer routinely give you a form with a plastic bag attached. You may just receive an A4 piece of paper with some details on it.
This is because our new pathology request system works on a bar code.
Just take the paper to the phlebotomist as usual. They can find the request and read the bar code and will know what blood tests you need.
If you are unsure just ask reception to explain the process to you.
For further details about where to go to have your blood test and how to get your results 'click here'
In 2014/15 Welbeck Surgery is hoping to develop the Patient Group so it can be more effective and meet more regularly.
This is the 2013/14 report which shows that although we have undertaken patient surveys we have not met very often.
New ideas for 2014/15 include:
Meeting with other local Patient Groups to share experiences.
Small patient surveys about particular services i.e. ECGs, treatment room services or phlebotomy.
Any patient can make a suggestion or comment and we will reply by posting the suggestion and our response in the waiting area so all patients can see what has been said.
If anyone is interested in joining the patient participation group please let the practice manager know.
Any other ideas would be gratefully received by Ruth Cutler, the practice manager.
For further information about the patient participation group 'click here'
We are now accepting new patients for anyone living within our practice boundary.
If you would like to register with us, please call into the surgery or contact us on (0115) 9620932. Our receptionists will be able to offer you any advice necessary.
For further details of the the registration process and our location 'click here'
This is a free health check for anyone between the ages of 40 and 74. The check can help you understand your risk of having a long term health condition and also support you whilst you make changes to your lifestyle. Please ask at reception if you think you are eligible.
You can also make an appointment with the Practice Nurse if you want to discuss weight loss and increasing exercise. She can help with a referral to Healthy Change who can offer classes and support to help you reach your targets.
As you may be aware from recent media coverage, there have been outbreaks of measles in many areas of the country.
If you are unsure whether your child has been fully vaccinated against this horrible disease, please ask at reception to speak to our practice nurse. We can provide top up vaccinations to ensure that your child is protected.
For more information about the measles outbreak and what to do, please visit the NHS Choices website:
We would love to receive some feedback about the service and care we provide.
Your comments and suggestions are extremely important to us.
If you would like to leave a comment through the NHS Choices website please 'click here'
We will be closed on the following dates for the May Bank Holiday:
Monday 5th May 2014
Monday 26th May 2014
The surgery will reopen at 8:30 on the Tuesday following the Bank Holiday.
Please make sure you have enough medication for the holiday period.
The surgery will be closed for staff training from 13:00pm onwards on:
Tuesday 13th May 2014
We will re-open the following day at 8:30am.
Should you need a doctor during this time please telephone the surgery on (0115) 9620932 where you will be given instructions of how to contact the Out of Hours Service.
For further information & future dates of staff training sessions - 'click here'
The patient survey was ran towards the end of last year and was designed to gain valuable feedback from the patients of the Welbeck surgery about their levels of satisfaction with the services we provide.
The results of the survey will allow us to improve the services we provide in a patient-guided manner.
Your comments and suggestions were extremely important to us.
If you would like to review the results of the survey 'click here'
We would like to congratulate Dr Rebecca Lloyd and her partner, on the recent birth of their baby daughter. Dr Lloyd is currently on maternity leave and will be back with us at the end of August 2014.
In her place, Dr Kinza Tuttey is covering Dr Lloyds sessions for us. Dr Tuttey is an experienced female GP and we welcome her to the practice.
We have a smoking cessation service here at the Welbeck if you would like to stop smoking.
The service can offer advice and encouragement and also various aids to stop smoking such as nicotine replacement products.
Appointments are available on Wednesday evenings between 4-6pm.
Please call us on (0115) 9620932 if you would like to book an appointment.
You can self refer to this session or elsewhere. Reception can give you details or phone direct on:
0800 561 2121 or text to 80800
For further information on New Leaf 'click here'
Child Health Clinics are now available at the surgery.
The clinic is run by our health visitor Punam Chahal, and is held on Friday mornings between 9.30am and 11.00am.
The clinic is aimed at children aged 0-5 years and is a drop-in clinic, so it is not necessary to pre-book an appointment.