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April 2019: Volume 2, Issue 1

Recruitment Update….

We are delighted to announce that Dr Paula Stidolph commenced her post as Salaried GP at Wearside Medical Practice on 4th March 2019. Dr Stidolph will work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Our Recruitment campaign is still ongoing. At present, the Practice is advertising for another Nurse Practitioner and so far, the response has been very positive. First round of interviews has taken place. Second round will be on 9th April 2019.


Ongoing Immunisation Campaign

The practice will commence a MMR catch up campaign as outlined by NHS England. We will combine this campaign with other immunisations that patients are eligible e.g. shingles and pneumonia. The reception team will contact patients and can arrange appointment if you wish to be immunised.

The campaign will run from May to June 2019.


Did Not Attend (DNA)

The practice recently carried out an audit on appointments that were not cancelled by patients. The period we looked at was from 01 October 2018 to 19 March 2019.

1536 appointments had been missed by patients.

We would like to encourage patients to sign up for the Appointment reminder service as this will help to reduce our DNA rate. We have however had to adopt a more stringent DNA policy.


Food Collection

We still collect donations for the local food bank.


Easter Opening Times:

  • Thursday 18 April 2019 – 08:00am – 6:00pm
  • Friday 19 April 2019 – CLOSED
  • Saturday and Sunday 20 and 21 April 2019 – CLOSED
  • Monday 22 April 2019 – CLOSED
  • Tuesday 23 April 2019 – 08:00am – 6:00pm

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