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Mr. E. Arnold
Dr. Sriranjani
Ms L. Dagiene
Mr & Mrs. Freeman
Mr. Johnson
Mrs. Moss


Mrs. Lawson
Mrs. Todd
Mrs. Mullen

Record of meeting of the 19th April 2018: Accepted as circulated.

Matters arising:
The car park situation had markedly improved – the barrier was now working, and the traffic flow alterations seem effective. However, issues remain regarding lack of a ‘drop-off’ facility and limited disabled bays.

Practice information update:
A new Practice Manager – Ms Henni Carmichael had been appointed, and will take up that appointment on the 11th June 2018. Vacancies for new GPs were currently being advertised. Position of Dr. Sagi still unresolved. New staff had been appointed in reception. The Practice currently operating with three locum GPs and a part-time Nurse Practitioner. However, the Practice was still able to offer up to 90 appointments per day and waiting time for appointments was 2-3 working days, but Paediatric appointments – same day.

Publication of PPG minutes:
Once approved by the group, meeting records will be published in the waiting area and on-line on the website.

CQC inspection:
A positive draft report of the recent inspection had been received and the whole Practice staff deserve credit for the significant improvements made.

Repeat prescriptions:
The changes to the system of ordering via the pharmacy was working, and telephone ordering was operating successfully.

Urgent business:
It was brought to the meeting’s attention that the CCG were proposing changes to the Urgent Care provision in Sunderland. The closure of Bunny Hill PCC, Houghton PCC and Washington PCC and the subsequent upgrade of Pallion Health Centre to an Urgent Treatment Centre, were proposed, and the subject of consultation. As this would significantly impact on the three GP Practices at the Pallion Health Centre, members were urged to take part in the survey and/or attend consultation events.

The impact on the car parking pressures alone would, it was felt, be a source of major problems in view of the number of people currently using Pallion Health Centre. Already about 20,000 patients were registered with the three GP Practices, and this along with pharmacy, podiatry, treatment and diabetic services. Current car parking provision would be totally inadequate with only two disabled spaces, two electric vehicle bays and no drop-off facilities for taxis or emergency vehicles.

Dates of future meetings:
13th September and 13th December, 2018

Download these minutes: Minutes 07 June 2018+Agenda

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