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Carers Platinum Award

We are pleased to say we have been awarded the second Platinum Carers Award at the surgery.

The scheme, funded by Wiltshire Council and the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group aims to raise awareness of carers’ issues in GP practices and provide a system of awards to recognise their support to carers.

To achieve an award, practices needed to meet more than a dozen requirements that included maintaining an up-to-date carer’s register, have a carer’s lead, provide flexible appointments for carers and hold a minimum of one carer’s clinic per year. The clinics ran in partnership with the CSW Community Connector team.

The practice team worked very hard to achieve this recognition so it was nice to be rewarded.

 

Carers Platinum Award

We are pleased to say we have been awarded the Platinum Carers Award at the surgery.

The scheme, funded by Wiltshire Council and the NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group aims to raise awareness of carers’ issues in GP practices and provide a system of awards to recognise their support to carers.

To achieve an award, practices needed to meet more than a dozen requirements that included maintaining an up-to-date carer’s register, have a carer’s lead, provide flexible appointments for carers and hold a minimum of one carer’s clinic per year. The clinics ran in partnership with the CSW Community Connector team.

The practice team worked very hard to achieve this recognition so it was nice to be rewarded.

Nurse vacancy

The Avenue Surgery is a thriving practice within Warminster, Wiltshire. We currently have a patient list of over 17,000 patients, which is ever growing and we are looking to expand our team of nurses.

As this is an expansion of our team we are open to applications from nurses with and without previous primary care experience. The position is open to applications for both a Minor Illness nurse and a Practice Nurse.

A Practice nurse role would include: Baby and Travel immunisations, wound management, phlebotomy, INR clinic and supporting our HCA team. (see attached job description for more details). Practice Nurse JD 2018

Minor Illness Nurse- To assess, diagnose and treat patient’s on the day who present with a variety of minor illnesses with support from the Duty Doctor. (see attached job description for more details). Minor Illness Triage 2018

The position’s are being advertised as Part or Full time depending on the candidate.

Please note- as there are two job descriptions depending on whether you are applying for the practice nurse or minor illness nurse role and nhsjobs will only allow us to upload one job description, the other is found under person specification.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: letittia.fyffe@nhs.net

 

Wiltshire IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy)

Wiltshire IAPT Service (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy)

The Wiltshire IAPT Service is an NHS provider of psychological support to patients over the age of 16 years registered with a Wiltshire GP practice.

The service provides a wide range of support through GP surgeries to people experiencing common mental health difficulties, primarily those associated with anxiety and depression.  The Wiltshire IAPT services range from self-help therapies, to pycho-educational courses, online and one to one support.

Assessment appointments with a Psychology Practitioner can be arranged by calling the Wiltshire IAPT Service administration team on 01380 731 335.

For more information please visit the following link

https://iapt-wilts.awp.nhs.uk/

Severe Weather Advice

Severe Weather Advice
With very low temperatures and snow forecast for Wiltshire over the next few days we are asking patients to be aware of their own safety and only to attend appointments at the surgery as planned if it is safe for them to travel.
As some of our medical team live away from the immediate vicinity of the surgery it may mean that some appointments will be with an alternative Practitioner, we will endeavour to cancel as few and will update our social media channels and traditional local media channels should this change.
In addition we will keep you fully informed of any changes to our plans and we would ask that you share this and future messages with patients.

#Smokefree

New year is the perfect time to make a change and quitting smoking is the best change you’ll make. For free support going #Smokefree, visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree #wiltshire for local support http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-stop-smoking

Quitting smoking is the best thing you’ll ever do for your health, your family and your wallet! So this January, join the millions who’ve already gone #Smokefree. Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree for all the free support available. #wiltshire for local support http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-stop-smoking

“Giving up smoking for good” – it can sound pretty daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. If you’re ready to go #Smokefree, we’re here to help. Visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree to find all the free support available. #wiltshire for local support http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-stop-smoking

This year, replace your bad habit with a good one. Make 2018 the year you go #Smokefree. For all the free support and advice available, visit www.nhs.uk/smokefree #wiltshire for local support http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-stop-smoking

Stay Well Campaign

‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ is a new campaign from NHS England which encourages people, especially parents and carers of children under the age of 5, to visit their local pharmacy team first for minor health concerns such as sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles, teething and aches and pains.

Community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are qualified healthcare professionals, and are the right people to see if you need clinical advice, reassurance, over the counter medicines and even a private consultation room, should it be requested, to help safely manage a range of minor health concerns. The campaign reminds people that local pharmacy teams offer fast and convenient clinical support with no appointment needed.

Search nhs.uk/staywellpharmacy for more information and to help you find your nearest NHS pharmacy services and opening hours.