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Rosemead Surgery

Rosemead Surgery

8a Ray Park Avenue
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 8DS
Tel: 01628 622023
Out of Hours: 111

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Measles outbreak near Thames Valley ( posted on Oct 31, 2017 )

The surgery has received notification from Public Health England (PHE) that since 1 September 2017, 41 measles cases have been notified to PHE from a neighbouring region to Thames Valley. This includes eighteen confirmed, twelve probable and 11 possible cases. 

Whilst most people will fully recover, some patients will suffer from nasty side effects, and 1 in 5000 will die from measles. We therefore strongly recommend that you protect your children, and ensure that they receive their MMR vaccination at the correct time. 

Measles starts with cold-like symptoms that develop about 10 days after becoming infected. This is followed a few days later by the measles rash. For most people, the illness lasts around 7 to 10 days in total. Initial symptoms can include:

  • a runny or blocked nose
  • sneezing
  • watery eyes
  • swollen eyelids
  • sore, red eyes that may be sensitive to light
  • a high temperature (fever), which may reach around 40C (104F)
  • small greyish-white spots in the mouth 
  • aches and pains
  • a cough
  • loss of appetite
  • tiredness, irritability and a general lack of energy

If you think your child/ you have the measles, please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY, but telephone us for advice. Measles is HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS, and we do not want to put our patients and staff at risk unnecessarily. 

Welcome to Dr Alexa Zhang ( posted on Aug 23, 2017 )

We would like to warmly welcome Dr Alexa Zhang to the surgery. Dr Zhang is a Foundation Year 2 doctor, who will be with us for a 4 month placement, learning about primary care and how a GP surgery works. 

She is a fully qualified doctor who will see patients independently, whilst supported by her GP Trainer, Dr Hettiaratchi, and the other GP's.

Please book your appointment with Dr Zhang via reception in the usual manner. 

August 2017. 

Don't stop your Antibiotics because of the News ( posted on Jul 31, 2017 )

A large number of newspapers, TV and radio programmes carried news recently recommending patients should stop their Antibiotics when they feel better and ignore doctors advice on the length of treatment.
Dr. Martin Kittel, GP Partner at Forest Health Group, Bracknell said "Please ignore the newspapers and read this article before you take any action."
http://nhsevents.info/why-finishing-your-antibiotics-is-still-important/

If you are still wondering what to do after reading the article, please do what the health professional who prescribed your medications asked you to do. 

Source: Signal4carers

Emailing the surgery ( posted on Jun 15, 2017 )

Please note that we will only accept email requests for repeat prescriptions. We will NOT accept email requests for clinical information (e.g. referral letters, query about a clinical condition etc.) and would kindly request that you make either a face-to-face or telephone appointment for these issues.

This is for governance reasons, and is to ensure that your clinical safety is maintained at all times. 

Thank you for your co-operation.

(Dis) courteous parking ( posted on Apr 13, 2017 )

When attending the surgery, please consider our neighbours and park courteously. Please do not park across their driveways, as this inconveniences them as well as being inconsiderate on your part. 

Please do not park immediately outside the surgery entrance either - we are situated on a blind bend, and for those who are turning out and cannot see on-coming traffic, this is dangerous. 

A polite reminder that the rear car park is for STAFF ONLY. Patients are continuing to ignore the clear signs and park in there. Three staff cars have recently been hit and damaged by inconsiderate individuals ignoring the signage and blatantly disregarding the rules. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

GP average earnings 2015/ 16 ( posted on Mar 20, 2017 )

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients.

 

The mean earnings of all GPs at Rosemead in the last financial year amounted to £47,599 before tax and National Insurance.

 

This is for one full time GP, two part time GPs and two locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

Letter from the CEO of LMC to the PM regarding proposed 24/7 access ( posted on Jan 16, 2017 )

Please see below a copy of a letter sent on 15/01/2017 to all national newspapers and Theresa May from Paul Roblin, Chief Executive Officer of Bucks Berks & Oxon Local Medical Committee. 

 

"As secretary of Berkshire LMC, I was dismayed to see what Theresa May (MP for Maidenhead) and her Downing Street team have recently said about the GPs that this LMC represents. My overriding conclusion is that they are using GPs as scapegoats, instead of taking responsiblity for the crisis in the NHS.

A year of GP  care in England costs the government on average £142/year (about the same as one hospital out-patient appointment) and each patient now consults their GP 6 times a year on average. This represents phenomenal value for money but is delivered at a cost. The role of being a GP is now so stressful that no one wants to do the job. There exists the very real prospect that the whole GP system will collapse in the near future and with this the NHS.

Resources currently provided by government are insufficient to cover a good routine and emergency GP service over 5 days a week, yet Mrs May wants to extend such a service to seven days when evidence from pilots shows the take up is low. The oft quoted reason (rarely challenged by journalists) is that it was promised in the conservative manifesto. How can we tolerate a manifesto commitment which would represent poor value for money? Doctors are expected to follow evidence based medicine so could our politicians set an example and practice evidence based politics?

The current crisis in the health service extends well beyond A&Es, with all parts of the NHS, including GP surgeries, working as hard as they possibly and safely can to keep up with demand. Much of the pressure on A&E has nothing to do with general practice. Life expectancy has risen so much that the NHS now has to deal with vastly more problems of being old with multiple chronic diseases compared to when I first became a doctor 40 years ago. Patients are facing delays in being admitted to hospital because of a chronic shortage of beds, as well as delays in discharging elderly patients due to a funding crisis in community and social care.

This is not the time to deflect blame or scapegoat overstretched GP services, when the fundamental cause of this crisis is that funding is not keeping up with demand. This is evidenced by the fact the UK spends less on health and has fewer doctors and beds per head than other leading countries, as highlighted by the head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, only this week. Rather than trying to shamelessly shift the blame onto GPs (and the CEO of NHS England), the government should take responsibility for a crisis of its own making and outline an emergency plan to get to grips with the underlying cause, which is the chronic under-resourcing of the NHS and social care."

Dr Paul Roblin

CEO BBOLMC

Matthew Hand - Physician's Associate ( posted on Dec 6, 2016 )

We are delighted to welcome Matt to the surgery as our Physician's Associate (PA). He is with us for 12 months and will be in the surgery every Tuesday; he is currently sitting in with the GP's and learning about general practice, but in time will be carrying out his own observed consultations with one of the GP's present. 

 

This role is new to the NHS and PA's work under the supervision of the GP but carrying out the same duties that would be expected of a GP. This is a Post-Graduate medical course for anyone who has already attained a medical background degree. Matt himself has a MSc in Reproductive Medicine and a Biomedical background. Jeremy Hunt has stated that he wants 1000 PA's working by 2020, and we are delighted to host Matt here for the next year. 

Check in screen ( posted on Apr 6, 2016 )

You will have noticed that we haveÂa new check in screen, and we have changed its location to just inside the waiting room on the wallÂnext to the reception desk. This means that you will be able to check in as soon as you come into the surgery, rather than having to walk right through the waiting room.ÂPlease ensure that you follow through all of the screens right to the end and click "FINISH" otherwise the system does not update, and we will not know that you are here.

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Credit card machine - now available! ( posted on Oct 8, 2015 )

We have a credit/ debit card machine available for your convenience when paying for non-NHS services at the surgery.

 We accept all major debit and credit cards. Please note: we do NOT accept Americal Express. 

 


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