Reduced Bloods Capacity
Moordown Medical Centre will be experiencing a reduced capacity for blood drawing from 15th April to 26th May as a member of the nursing team embarks on some higher level training. Patients may be asked to go to James Fisher Medical Centre (4 Tolpuddle Gardens, Bournemouth, BH9 3LQ) for blood appointments, as slots in Moordown will be reserved for elderly, frail, difficult to bleed and very poorly. We thank our patients for their understanding and support during this time.
Patient Participation Group
A Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of volunteer patients, carers and GP practice staff who share feedback to support the running of their GP practice. PPGs look at the services the practices offers, patient experience and how improvements can be made for the benefit of patients and the practice. The current format of the PPG group is virtual through email. Although this group has been inactive over the covid period, there are plans to create a Network Group, with our Network Partners: James Fisher Medical Centre, St Albans Medical Centre and Gervis Road/Panton Practice.
You may be interested in joining our PPG, please click on the link below to sign up.
Of note, there is a really interesting article from Healthwatch about the "review culture" and how very few people leave reviews for healthcare. Only a small number of reviews and ratings are left and may not reflect the service provided. We would love you to leave a review on NHS website about us. Please click on the link below to read this article.
The NHS dorset Engagement and Communications Co-ordinator runs a regular webinar on patient engagement and information. The next one is:
Wednesday 3rd May from 2pm-3pm.
The guest speaker will be Jack Buckland, a Social Prescribing Locality Manager. Jack brings a wealth of experience from his time as a Health and Wellbeing Coach, and more recently the Social Prescribing team lead for the Weymouth & Portland Primary Care Network (PCN). At this webinar Jack will explain what the Social Prescribing role is and how it fits with GP practices and PCNs. He will also share through real-life examples how social prescribers have made a tangible benefit to people’s lives, improving their wellbeing and reducing their reliance on their GP practice.
To register for the webinar please click on the following link and complete the registration form: https://forms.office.com/e/RqVSZq4qRs
We are in the processing of setting up a Primary Care Network PPG. This is work in progress and the next meeting is planned for Tuesday 4th July 2023, 18:00 – 19:30 to be held at East Way Clinic. If you would like to join us and be more involved from a patient prospective, you are more than welcome to. Please contact Debbie Evans
Central Bournemouth PCN
Central Bournemouth PCN
Moordown Medical Centre is a part of the Central Bournemouth Primary Care Network (PCN), a network of four GP surgeries within the local area. The other surgeries are James Fisher Medical Centre, St Albans Medical Centre and The Panton Practice.
The PCN allows us to cooperate with others in the network and with local community groups to provide extra and enhanced services to our patients, including peer support and social groups at East Way Clinic. You can see what's going on here.
The PCN also has a Facebook page so you can keep up with the latest news and updates from across the network, including new groups starting up and health information from the NHS.
We are pleased to welcome Dr Peter Newbold to our team. Dr Newbold has covered for Dr Wright for the period of her maternity leave, but we are pleased that he is going to be a permanent member of the clinical team. Please be aware that Dr Laura Foster has now started her maternity leave.
We also welcome Alisha, Julie and Sarah to the Reception Team to support the clinical team.
Abbie also joined the Clinical Team as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
We also welcome Pauline Somera to the Nursing Team. Pauline has replaced Carolyn who has recently retired.
Chloe has replaced Linda as our Medical Secretary. Linda is also enjoying retirement!
We have installed 24 hour CCTV camera surveillance for the purpse of Crime Prevention and public safety as we have experienced a number of anti-social behaviour incidents within the practice car park.