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Return of Clinical Pharmacist
After a 4 month secondment working in Myanmar, we are delighted to welcome back our Clinical Pharmacist, Clara, who returns to the practice on 1st October. She is responsible for the care of our patients with respiratory problems, e.g. Asthma and COPD, and works closely with the rest of the practice team to optimise patients' medication regimes and review those patients on multiple medications.
Extended Access Service
Appointments with GPs and Practice Nurses are now available in the evenings and weekends for patients registered in any of the 3 Leighton Buzzard practices; these are called ‘Extended Access’ appointments.
When you call to make an appointment we may offer you an ‘Extended Access’ appointment, this appointment will be offered from the Leighton Road Surgery base, and will be with a GP or Practice Nurse from one of the practices across Bedfordshire.
Our reception team will confirm all of the details at the time of booking and if you are registered to receive text message alerts, you will receive a text message to confirm the date, time and location of your appointment. Please note that, at present, Extended Access appointments are NOT available to book online.
There has been no change to normal surgery appointments which are available as usual including our existing Extended Hours with early morning and late evening appointments on Wednesdays. If you would prefer to see a GP or Practice Nurse from this practice, please book an appointment during normal opening hours.
Flu vaccination appointments now available
Please note there are three separate Flu vaccinations depending on your age and medical condition. They are as follows:
- Aged 65 and over
- Aged 18 - 64 with a medical condition that puts you at risk
- Children Aged 2 & 3 plus age 17 and under with a medical condition that puts you at risk
Full details are available under 'Further Information' under the Flu & Pneumonia tab.
New Salaried GP
We are very pleased to confirm that Dr Claire Evans has joined the practice as a Salaried GP working Wednesday to Friday each week. Dr Evans may already be known to some of our patients as she has already worked with us in a locum capacity but we are delighted to welcome her as part of our regular clinical team.
PPG Newsletter - Issue 2 out now
Paper copies of this are available in our Waiting Room or you may access via this link:
PPG Newsletter Number 2
In common with many of the other practices in Bedfordshire, our reception staff are undergoing special training in order to help patients make contact with the right person to meet their individual needs. In order for this to be effective, the GPs have asked our reception team to ask our patients a little bit more information about the nature of their problem in order to determine who is the best person to help them. This could include a member of our practice team (GP, matron, clinical pharmacist, practice nurse, HCA) or one of our community colleagues e.g. in pharmacy, opticians, physiotherapy etc. The system will be going live on 1st June and we'd be most grateful for your support. Active Signposting
Sexual Health & Contraceptive Services
Our newest Practice Matron, Jane, has skills in sexual health and contraception and is able to provide the complete range of advice, support and screening services. Please see attached fliers for further details: BRS Sexual Health Services & BRS Contraceptive Services
Information Booklet for Over 65 (2nd Edition)
The second edition of this booklet has been launched by Bassett road Surgery Patient Participation group and a copy is available to registered patients Over Age 65 via reception.
Memory Navigation Service
This service is a Bedfordshire-wide telephone based service for people and their carers worried about memory or living with dementia. Calls are directed to specially trained volunteers working with trained staff and a Dementia Nurse Specialist.
Please make use of this service for any memory-related concerns, latest information on services available etc via: telephone 0300 111 9090
Advice re. Data Sharing
There has been some recent coverage in the national press which has given rise to anxiety about sharing of patients' personal data. For further information, please see advice from the Information Commimssioner's Office (ICO) by clicking here: ICO Guidance on Data Sharing, March 2017
Bassett Road Surgery E-Newsletter
Our bi-annual newsletter is available both at our Reception and also in our Newsletter Section (see right) of our website. If you would prefer, however, we are now able to send out copies of our practice newsletter. If you would like to take advantage of this new service, please click on the 'Sign up for Email Newsletter' box at the bottom of our Home page. Completion of this form will also allow us to update your email and mobile telephone number contact details as these are requested.
New GP Registrars from August 2018
We are delighted to welcome our new intake of GP Registrars, having bid a fond farewell to Drs Aisha Mukhtar, Angus Perry & Dinush Lankage. Our new Registrars and their respective GP Trainers are:
- Dr Kitwani Hogg (f) here for 12 months from August (Dr Longstaff)
- Dr Sara Atif (f) here for 6 months from August (Dr Gill)
- Dr Sara Atkinson (f) here for 12 months from November (Dr Henderson)
The Accessible Information Standard
This is a new law to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss are given information they can easily read or understand. For further information, please click on this link: The Accessible Information Standard
The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 7th April 2016 and we are delighted to have been rated as 'Good' across all areas. If you would like to read the report in full, please click on this link: Report on CQC Inspection, April 2016
Friends & Family Test (FFT)
We want you to have the best possible experience of care. The NHS Friends & Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review our service. It is based on one simple question, "How likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to Friends & Family if they needed similar care or treatment?"
Please see feedback forms availalbe in our waiting room as well as the tab on the right under 'Have your say'. Thank you for your feedback.
Surgery Closures for Training 2018
- Thursday 11th October 2018
- Tuesday 20th November 2018