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  • Monday, September 19, 2011 - 14:26

    We are very pleased to announce that we will have a new Partner on 1st October 2011.  Her name is Dr Sarah Haldane and she will be a job share partner to Dr Ify Oji who is sadly dropping down to part time.  Dr Oji will be working Thursday and Friday and Dr Haldane will work Monday and Tuesday, both will share a Wednesday.  They will also share their patient list so you will still be able to see someone five days a week.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 09:16

    Our Next Open Meeting is on the 19th October 2011.  We have Dr Hugh Simpson, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology coming to speak to us.  Tickets are now available at the desk.

    Following the meeting we will be holding our first AGM.  If you would like to become a member of the Patient Group - please submit a form, obtainable from reception, before the 5th October so nomination forms can be produced.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 17:32

     You will have all now received a letter from the PCT offering you opportunity of having your Summary Care Records available on the spine.  This means that should you be admitted to hospital or need to use Westcall or in fact any other NHS provider across the country, they would have access to some of your personal information.  In the beginning this will consist of allergies and prescriptions but will inevitably lead to more over a period of time.  Those of you who have opted out have now been recorded as having done so.

  • Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 17:30

    WHO CAN BELIEVE IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN?

    The flu campaign will begin on SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER AND SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER.  Sessions will run from 08:30 to 11:00 and no appointment is needed - just turn up and roll up your sleeve.

    Patients who fall into any of the following groups are entitled to receive flu vaccine on the NHS:

    • 65 years old or over
    • Moderate to severe asthma (on regular inhalers), COPD, or other chronic lung condition
    • Heart disease or stroke
    • Diabetes
    • Impaired immune system (eg. no spleen, on immunosuppressant drugs, or HIV positive)
    • Kidney disease
    • Disabling neurological disease
    • Main carers of elderly or disabled people

    You may also have a flu jab when you see any doctor or nurse in a booked appointment, but please do not make appointments just for a flu jab. 

  • Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 22:00

    Lisa Trimble, our new manager, started on 1st March. We look forward to working with her over the coming years, through what will undoubtedly be a challenging time for everyone in the NHS.


  • Monday, February 28, 2011 - 23:00

    Scott Trathen, our practice manager, retires at the end of March 2011. He is staying for a month after Lisa’s start date, to ensure his role is faultlessly transferred over to her. We thank him for his years of excellent service to Western Elms and wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.


  • Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 22:00

    Please note we will be closed between 12:00 and 17:00 on the following days for staff training:
    22nd September 2011


  • Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 22:00

    Vaccination sessions will be on Sat 18/9/2010, Sat 2/10/2010 and Sat 16/10/2010. Sessions will run from 08:30 to 11:00 and no appointment is needed - just turn up and roll up your sleeve.

    Patients who fall into any of the following groups are entitled to receive flu vaccine on the NHS:

    • 65 years old or over
    • Moderate to severe asthma (on regular inhalers), COPD, or other chronic lung condition
    • Heart disease or stroke
    • Diabetes
    • Impaired immune system (eg. no spleen, on immunosuppressant drugs, or HIV positive)
    • Kidney disease
    • Disabling neurological disease
    • Main carers of elderly or disabled people

    You may also have a flu jab when you see any doctor or nurse in a booked appointment, but please do not make appointments just for a flu jab.


  • Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 16:02

    Our first electronic newsletter is now available for download. Just click here to view.

    You will need Acrobat Reader (or an alternative pdf reader) installed on your PC to view it.


  • Monday, February 8, 2010 - 16:26

    For the latest information please visit the NHS Choices Swine Flu Page

    The National Pandemic Flu Helpline and website are now no longer operating. If you have any concerns about flu then please call NHS Direct (0845 4647) or call the surgery and speak to one of the doctors or nurses.


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