Liz retires from the practice on Thursday 14 May having been at the Jenner for 25 years. During that time, she has made an immense contribution to practice life and to the people of Whittlesey and will be missed by all the team at the practice and by the many patients she has seen over the years.
There is now a book at Jenner reception for patients to write any messages to Liz in and also a collection for anyone who wishes to contribute. These will be presented to Liz on behalf of the patients by the Patient Participation Group at their AGM on Wednesday 13 May.
I’m sure you will all join us in wishing Liz a very happy and peaceful retirement with plenty more time to spend with her family.
On 1 April, a new NHS organisation called UnitingCare will be responsible for many of the health services for people over 65 and community services for people over 18 in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. For more information please click here.
Patient Participation Annual Report
Please click here for the annual report we provide to NHS England on the work the practice does engaging with our Patient Participation Group.
Summary Care Records – coming soon in early March!
The NHS in England has introduced the Summary Care Record, an electronic health record that can be accessed when you need urgent treatment from somebody other than your own GP.
Summary Care Records only contain key information about the medicines you are taking, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had in the past. You will be able to add other information too if you and your GP agree that it is a good idea to do so.
In early March (9 & 10 March 2015) a summary care record will automatically be created for you and uploaded unless you choose to opt out.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Simon Brown will be joining the Practice as a Partner from April 2015. Some of you will already know Dr Brown as he has been a regular locum for us over the last 12 months or so. Until April, Dr Brown will be at the practice for approximately two days a week and we are looking forward to him joining the team full time from April.
Fund Raising Event
Jenner Health Centres Patient Participation Groups show on Saturday 21 February raised over £900 which is an amazing total. This will be split between the charity Whittlesey Young Peoples Counselling Service, and the Practice to purchase equipment it wouldn’t normally be able to provide. We are very grateful indeed to the performers, sponsors, local businesses who provided raffle prizes, all those who came to the show and to the PPG for their time putting together this amazing fundraising event.
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