CAR PARK CLOSURE

Please be aware we are currently having issues with surface water in our car park and blocked storm drains. We have reported this and are making every effort to get this resolved as quickly as possible.

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IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

Dear Patients, we will be closed the following days over the Christmas period:
25th December
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Important patient info

Dear Patients,

We’re back to normal. All technical issues are now solved.

Many thanks.

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IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

Due to technical problems we are cancelling all appointments this afternoon. We are working hard and fast to be back to normal as soon as possible. Any medical attention you may need please call 111 or for 999 emergencies.

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Clinical Governance Closure

IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

The surgery will be closing for staff training on Wednesday the 7th of September from 1pm. We will re-open as usual on Friday the 8th.

If you need medical attention during that time call 111….

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Bank Holiday Monday

IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

The surgery will be closing on Bank Holiday weekend. We will re-open as usual on Tuesday the 29th.

If you need medical attention call 111. In case of an emergency please call 999.

The Woodlands Team.

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New Foot Health Clinic!

There is a new Foot Clinic operating from Woodlands Surgery at Eden House. Do you have any concerns or problems about the health of your feet?

People tend to take their feet for granted until problems arise. It is…

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Public Consultation on changes to fertility services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

    Please click on the link below regarding proposed cuts to fertility funding in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:

    Public consultation

    You can have your say by attending a public meeting (dates on attached link) or by completing a form; (also…

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    publication of Earnings

    GP Earnings Woodlands publication_March 2017

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    Appointment Availability

    Woodlands Surgery is experiencing extremely high demand on it’s appointment system at present. In response to this we have put in extra appointment capacity to try and respond to demand.

    An added pressure to our system is the number of…

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    Patient Online Access to Coded Medical recorde

    Woodlands Surgery is in the process of rolling out online access to the coded medical record for our patients. Access can be requested via your individual online home page via our website. If you do not currently have log in…

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    Appointment Availability and Non-Attendance

    Please be aware that while we are in a period of transition within our Nursing team, appointments at the practice are in high demand.

    To help us make the best use of our appointments, please can you ensure that if…

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    New Nurses!

    The Woodlands Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of 2 new members to our nursing team; Millie Johnstone and Cindy Kemp. Millie is an experienced Practice Nurse and will be taking over as lead to our Nursing team;…

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    Publication of Earnings

    woodlandsGP earnings 201415

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    Access to Detailed Medical Records

    Statement of Intent

    It is a contractual requirement for practices to enable patients to have online access to a more detailed version of their medical record (rather than the ‘Patient Summary’ version currently available online) by the 31st March 2016.

    Safeguards…

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    Woodlands CQC Rating

    To view the Woodlands Surgery CQC rating of GOOD, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

    http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-906905361

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    CQC Visit – 19th May 2015

    On Tuesday 19th May we will have the Care Quality Commission (CQC) visiting the practice. They are here to inspect the surgery to ensure that we offer services that are safe, effective, caring, responsive & well-led.

    On the day they…

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    Woodlands PPG Report 2014-15

    Each year we produce a survey & a report with our patient participation group about the service here at Woodlands.

    Attached below is the report for the year 2014-15

    If you would be interested in joining the PPG to help shape services then please…

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    Online Booking for Nurse Practitioner Appointments

    We have now set up our online service to allow you to book with our nurse practitioners online. Previously we have only offered doctor appointments but with our nurses being trained in a range of minor illnesses & long…

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    Body Control Pilates at Woodlands

    Just a quick reminder & update on the weekly Pilates classes run by Sally Parker, certified body control pilates instructor. The two classes are:

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    Choose Well Website

    The local Commissioning Group have launched a new website that contains a mixture of information, articles and educational tools to help you understand which service is most suitable for your health needs. This is the first time that Cambridgeshire…

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    Woodlands Surgery Friends & Family Test

    We want you to have the best possible experience of care. So as from the 17th November we will be running the NHS Friends and Family Test as a way of gathering your feedback, so we can continually review…

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    Car Park Art at Woodlands

    Here at the surgery we have always wanted to have original art to help make the building feel less “clinical” & also cheer the place up a bit. None more so than the basement car park.  Now don’t get me…

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    Bespoke artwork for the car park

    As you know, here at Woodlands we are very artistic with a revolving gallery of local artists inside. However starting tomorrow we will have members of the Girton Youth Project on site designing & creating a bespoke piece of…

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    Out of Area Registrations – Update

    Following on from our previous post, we have been informed today by NHS England that the introduction of the scheme to allow GP Surgeries to accept out of area registrations has been postponed until 5th January 2015. The reason…

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    Out of area registrations

    As you may have heard in the news, as from 1st October GP surgeries can decide if they wish to take on patients who would not normally live within their practice boundaries.

    Here at Woodlands we have decided that currently we will…

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    New Foot & Leg Clinic based at Woodlands starts 12th Sept 2014

    Cambridge Foot and Leg Clinic aims to help with problems in the feet and legs – ranging from basic chiropody:-

    • Nail Cutting
    • Callus/Hard Skin/ Corn removal
    • Ingrown Toenails
    • Fungal Infections
    • And much more!

    To various foot and leg related problems:-

    • Heel pain
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Ball of the foot…
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      Closed over the Bank Holiday Weekend – 23rd August 2014

      The surgery will be closed the following days  over the bank holiday weekend:

      Saturday 23rd August

      Bank Holiday Monday 25th August

      Simple steps such as having a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home can help with minor illnesses and injuries, and with us…

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      Staff Update – Dr Tiffin is leaving

      We are very sad to inform you that Dr Emma Tiffin will be leaving the practice mid-September. She has been with us for 2 years now and a lot of you would have met her and got to know…

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      GP Registrar Staffing Update

      This month we say goodbye & Good Luck to Dr Jonny Der Kureghian our recent GP Registrar who finishes his placement with us 5th August. Dr Jonny has been with us for the past six months learning about general…

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      Heatwave Advice

      Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know. The very young, the…

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      Lift Refurbishment

      Please note that as from today our lift at the surgery is out of use for approximately four weeks. This is to allow engineers on site to completely refurbish the lift control systems, hydraulic systems & electrical wiring.

       

      We are…

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      Carers Connect Event

      Do you care for someone?

      On the 16th July Carers trust will be holding a Carers Connect Event with a visit to the Botanic Gardens (10:00 -11:00) & then back at the surgery for refreshments & a chance to chat to other carers or…

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      Mindfulness session for all

      We are pleased to confirm that on the 3rd July we shall be hosting our first “introduction to Mindfulness” session here in our Woodlands meeting room. The session is designed to teach the basics of mindfulness & give people the…

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      Tour De France – Cambridge 7th July 2014

      With less than a month to go now until the Tour De France comes to Cambridge, it will be important to note that getting around Cambridge on that day will be rather tricky due to the number of road…

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      Josie & the Diabetes Radio Show

      Our Nurse Specialist Practitioner is on the Jeremy Sallis show at 15:00 discussing the subject of diabetes. Here is some more information & links that might be helpful.  

       Risk Factors for Type 2 diabetes;

      • Overweight

      • Waist is over: 31.5…

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      Bateman Street (Hills Rd) Closed

      I have found out this morning that the top of Bateman St (Hills Rd end) will be closed completely until tomorrow (28th) afternoon. We had previously been advised by the Council that patients/visitors would still be able to access…

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      Closed over the Bank Holiday Weekend

      The surgery will be closed the following days  over the bank holiday weekend:

      Saturday 24th

      Bank Holiday Monday 26th

      Simple steps such as having a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home can help with minor illnesses and injuries, and with us being closed…

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      Pilates Classes Starting 25th June

      We are please to confirm that as from the 25th June we will have two new weekly pilates classes run by Sally Parker, certified body control pilates instructor. The two classes are:

      • Chair based class aimed at the older…

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      Bateman Street Road Closure 27th & 28th May 2014

      From 07:30 on Tuesday 27th through to 12:00 (noon) on Wednesday 28th Bateman Street will be closed to allow Cambridge Water to install a new water connection to a property.

      We have spoken to the highways department of Cambridge City…

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      Cambridge Student Health Website

      This is a website set up by the association of Student practices here in Cambridge to provide comprehensive advice on health and local services in Cambridge, for all students both at University and Sixth Form College.

      Click HERE or see the…

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      Easter 2014

      The surgery will be closed on the following dates over Easter:

      Good Friday (18th)

      Easter Monday (21st)

      There will be no Saturday morning clinic on the 19th April so we will be open again as usual on 22nd April from 08:30.

      Simple steps…

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      Yoga Sessions 11th & 18th April

      Please be aware that there will be no lunchtime yoga session on Friday 11th & 18th April. Rosanna (the yoga teacher) works in line with school terms & so will be holding a class on these two dates.

      We hope…

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      Dr Tiffin Radio Show

      Dr Emma Tiffin is on the Jeremy Sallis show shortly, with the broadcasting legend that is Richard Spendlove! Here are the links to the news items they will be discussing this afternoon;

      Air Pollution HERE

      Erectile Dysfunction HERE

      Zoonosis Feline > Human…

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      Patient Participation Report – 2013-14

      Each year we produce a survey & a report with our patient participation group about the service here at Woodlands.

      Attached below is the report for the year 2013-14 (with embedded documents in the report including our action plan & full results…

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      Woodlands Patient Participation Group

      Are you a patient of Woodlands?

      Would you like to help shape the services we provide?

      We are always looking for new members to join our patient participation group (PPG). This is a virtual group of patients that help us actively shape the…

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      Half Day Closure – 20th March 2014

       This Thursday (20th) the surgery will be closed from 12:30 for staff training. If you require medical attention, please call NHS 111 for non urgent issues. For urgent medical treatment, please dial 999 at once.

       We’ll reopen again as usual…

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      NHS 111

      NHS 111 – a new medical telephone service – is now available in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

      NHS 111 has been introduced to help make it easier for residents to access local health services, advice and information. People living in Cambridgeshire…

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      Family Open Day 15th March 10am – 1pm

      Saturday 15th March 10am – 1pm

      Come along to our family open day on the 15th March to celebrate the opening of Woodlands Surgery in its new building on Bateman Street

      The surgery will officially opened at 11am…

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      Receptionist Administrator Position

      A great opportunity for the right person has arisen to join a fantastic team in a brand new surgery. We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and motivated part-time Receptionist Administrator to join our friendly reception team & help…

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      Care.data – Update

      As you may have heard the scheme “care.data” has been postponed for six months until an undetermined date in the autumn.

      This scheme was due to go live in April & extract data from our clinical system to help shape…

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      Cold Homes Week

      This week it has been cold homes week which aims to improve awareness of fuel poverty. Dr Tiffin has contributed to this useful article highlighting the need to stay warm in colder weather.

      Click here to read the article on the…

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      Well Done Josie

      Our Specialist Nurse Practitioner, Josie Johnson, is now a fully qualified  Nurse Independent Prescriber! This means that Josie is able to freely prescribe to patients without having to chase after a Doctor.

      Both of our nurses, Josie & Yvonne, are specialist…

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      Woodlands Surgery Patient Survey 2013-14

       

      Each year, in conjunction with the Woodlands Patient Participation Group (or PPG) we run a survey to obtain patient feedback. We would love to know your thoughts on how you feel the surgery provides for your health needs.  The…

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      Dr Tiffin – Radio Doctor Extraordinaire!

      Our very own Dr Emma Tiffin now has a regular weekly slot on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. She helps in a slot called health matters (#healthmatters for you trendy, twitter types) on the Jeremy Sallis Show every Friday from 15:15 to 15:45. It is a round-up…

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      Better information means better care leaflet

       

      NHS England is mailing every household a leaflet entitled ‘Better Information means Better Care’. This is being done in waves and Cambridgeshire is in the second wave, which is this week (13th January 2013).

      This leaflet contains important information about…

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      Woodlands Surgery moves health and wellbeing to Eden House, Bateman Street.

      City based GP practice, Woodlands Surgery, has re-located to purpose-built premises at Eden House just off Hills Road on Bateman Street, Cambridge in a move that will offer wider health and wellbeing services for the local community.

      Eden House will…

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      We’re In!

      After many years we are happy to announce that the surgery has now moved to its new premises on Bateman Street.
      The new address for the surgery is:

      Woodlands Surgery
      At Eden House
      48-49 Bateman Street
      Cambridge
      CB2 1LR

      Telephone Number: (01223) 697600
      Fax Number: (01223) 697601
      Email…

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