Christmas and New Year Closures
23rd December – Normal Opening Times
24th/25th/26th/27th December – Closed
28th/29th/30th– Normal Opening Times
31st December – Closed
1st/2nd January – Closed
3rd January - Normal Opening Times
Please help us to help you by cancelling a pre-booked appointment when you no longer require it.
During the month of November 2016 131 appointments, amounting to 37 hours of clinical time, were wasted by patients failing to cancel their pre-booked appointment.
2793 appointments were attended. Thankyou to all patients who attended your appointment.
Named Accountable GP
From 1st April 2015, all Practices are required under the 2015-2016 General Medical Services Contract to allocate a named accountable GP to all patients registered with them, including children. The Named Accountable GP will have overall responsibility for co-ordinating the care and support Drs Ward, Pearce & Partners provides to you. However, we would like to stress that this does not prevent you from seeing ANY GP or Nurse within the practice or that your Named Accountable GP is always available to you, but they are simply your appointed care-co-ordinator. If you wish to know the name of your accountable GP, please ask at receptionist when you are next in the surgery. Please do not telephone the practice for this information as it will congest the telephone lines making it difficult for patients to get through with health concerns.
Information Sharing Changes
As from 11th January 2016 YOUR MEDICAL RECORD WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO OTHER LOCAL CARE PROVIDERS.
However, your record will not be viewed unless you give explicit permission at the point of receiving care. If you have previously decided not to share your record and completed an 'Opt-Out Form', it will not be made available. For more information please click on the link entitled Enhanced Sharing Module on the right hand side of the screen or ask for a leaflet in reception.
This General Practice is Research Active
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best. In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you. Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience. To find out more please click on Research Ready Practice on the right hand side of the screen.
Patient Participation Group Meeting
If you are interested in becoming a member of the WPP Patient Participation Group or have any issues that you would like raised please speak to reception or contact Sharon Atherton Practice Manager or Shelley Clarke Deputy Practice Manager.
Our next meeting will be held on Monday 9th January 2017 at 3.30pm
Drs Ward Pearce & Partners are currently taking on New Patients. Please contact reception for more information or complete the application form in the new patients section of the website and return it to us.