No Worries! Clinics - 13/10/2017
From the 1st of November our No Worries clinic will no longer be a drop-in service, if you require a No Worries appointment (a sexual health service for under 25 year olds) you will need to book an appointment. The criteria for No Worries is:
An appointment within 24 Hours for pregnancy testing.
An appointment within 24 hours for emergency contraception.
An appointment within 48 hours for a positive chlamydia result.
If you require sexual health advice, this will also be by appointment. If you have any questions regarding the change in this service, please speak to a member of the reception team who will be happy to advise you on your options.
New GP! - 09/10/2017
Dr. Anna Rozycka has joined Westbury Group Practice offering six sessions a week. Dr. Rozycka has been working as a locum GP since moving to the UK in 2007. She has interests in acute and chronic disease management. We hope that you will join us in making her feel welcome to the practice.
Patient Survey 2017 - 09/10/2017
A patient survey was conducted in the month of July 2017. Members from our PPG helped by attending the surgery and encouraging patients to complete the questions. A total of 483 responses were received, this was an increase from last year by 75 patients. See our plan of action below.
Patient Survey 2017 Action Plan
#choosewell - 06/10/2017
Westbury Group Practice are keen to educate patients about the different services available to NHS patients. By making the right choice at the right time, you can get the best possible treatment through the NHS. Please read the document below to ensure that you are making the right decision about your care.
See this link from the Wiltshire CCG for further information http://www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/local-health-services/choose-well.
Stoptober is back! - 27/09/2017
Stoptober challenges smokers to give up cigarettes for 28 days during the month of October. More than one million people have quit smoking with the help of Stoptober. What's stopping you?
Visit the website; www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home?gclid=CjwKCAjwmK3OBRBKEiwAOL6t1I3jl_I_VUIlOLfPKJNEe_ueMrDOgFO0uDbDjtUlRU68EN_-lRM9lRoCyuUQAvD_BwE#cBPO2Ix6ROqVqcKd.97
Information Leaflet - 21/09/2017
We've produced a leaflet that encompasses all of the information that patients often request from us. It includes when we're open, information about our walk-in clinics and details of the services we offer. Download a copy here:
Smallbrook Surgery - 15/09/2017
Smallbrook Surgery has now closed.
No Worries Clinics - 14/09/2017
Please note that there will be no No Worries clinics running on the following dates.
October - 13th, 16th, 17th, 20th.
Wasted Appointments in Wiltshire - 12/09/2017
Over the last 12 months, more than 76,400 GP Practice appointments were missed in Wiltshire, leading to £2.7 million being wasted. See the press release below.
New GP! - 06/09/2017
Dr. Judy Jackson, our newly recruited GP Partner is joining the practice. After qualifying as a GP in 2003, Dr. Jackson worked in London until moving to Wiltshire in 2016. Her areas of interest include Women’s Health, Mental Health and Education. Dr. Jackson’s first clinic is on Friday, we hope you will join us in making her feel welcome to the practice.
Times Are Changing - 18/08/2017
“When I moved to Westbury forty five years ago, if I was ill, I was always seen by a doctor at the surgery or visited at home. Now, in 2017, there are many highly trained clinicians who support the doctors in their work. This flyer has been put together to explain the roles of those people and why you may be given an appointment with them rather than a GP.”
Shelagh Carpenter – WGP Patient Participation Group Chair
Times Are Changing
Wiltshire POD (Prescription Ordering Direct) - 18/07/2017
We are introducing Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) for our patients, providing an easy way to order repeat prescriptions that will also help to reduce the £2.7 million wasted on unused medication in Wiltshire each year. You can call and request your prescription from the comfort of your own home, removing the need to go in to your GP Surgery or Pharmacy. Westbury Group Practice will be implementing this service on the 1st of August 2017.
Click here for more information about the POD; www.wiltshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/local-health-services/prescription-ordering-direct
Take The Tour! - 17/07/2017
Take the virtual tour of our sites here; //www.westburygp.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=9&t=5
Dementia Friendly - 07/07/2017
We are working towards becoming a Dementia Friendly Surgery, further information on this can be found on the Alzheimer’s Support website, www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk/how-gp-practices-can-get-involved.
Administration Fees - 06/07/2017
We've updated our fees for non-NHS services, you can find the list at this link; www.westburygp.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=1&t=5.
Dr. Beale has retired... - 19/06/2017
It is with deepest regret that we have to announce that Dr. Debbie Beale has retired from the practice. Debbie has been serving the people of Westbury since 1988, becoming a partner in 1991 and has been Senior Partner since 2004. She will be greatly missed by the practice and indeed all of her patients. We wish her well in her retirement. Dr. Richard Edwards will be taking on the role of Senior Partner.
(Please note that the practice will no longer be able to book any further appointments for acupuncture.)
Smallbrook Surgery - 16/06/2017
It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that Smallbrook Surgery will close on the 15th of September 2017. Westbury Group Practice has made every effort to recruit new GPs so that Smallbrook can continue to provide a facility for local people as a separate, or as a branch surgery. However despite these efforts, the recruitment of the required number of GPs has not been successful and therefore reluctantly, with regret and after much consideration the Westbury Group Practice has made the decision to request the closure of Smallbrook Medical Practice. Please see the information in the letter to Smallbrook patients below.
Smallbrook Letter to Patients - June 2017