Winter Pressures Appointments
In recognition of the current demand on hospitals, the Practice has been commissioned to provide a limited number of additional 'winter pressures' appointments for booking on-the-day, up until 28th February - please contact Reception if you wish to book into one of these appointments.
Following our CQC Inspection in January 2016, we have been rated as Good overall and as Outstanding in the area of responsiveness to patients needs.
The full report can be reviewed here: CQC Inspection Report - January 2016
As most parishioners are aware, the access to the Great Witley Surgery is quite tight and at school pick up times there is a particular problem with the sheer volume of traffic and insufficient parking spaces.
Clearly, the village hall car park is used for school access and there is a real problem with overflow at the peak times. If our entrance is blocked or part blocked, there is a concern that on the albeit infrequent occasions emergency vehicles need access, this could cause a problem and a delay which would be, to say the least, unfortunate.
This is the sole reason why we have asked people not to park anywhere other than the marked bays in the car parks. Hopefully, in due course, the car parking problem will be solved and access will be easy for everyone.
Many thanks for your help with this.
Dr S P A Watson
We are pleased to announce to the patients of Great Witley that we are now employing a clinical pharmacist as part of our team. Craig Tibbitts joins Great Witley Surgery having previously worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and prior to that as a community pharmacist for Boots The Chemist.
As a clinical pharmacist Craig will be able to assist patients who need expert advice on their medicines, particularly in the treatment of long-term conditions such as diabetes, arthritis or high blood pressure and specific advice on side effects. In addition he will be able to review patients on long-term medications. After a hospital stay if medicines are changed he will be able to explain the changes to you and ensure that they are changed for your future prescriptions.
In addition as a clinical pharmacist Craig will be able to consult patients suffering from common minor illnesses such as colds, hayfever, diarrhoea and eye infections rather than having to consult a general practitioner.
If you would like to make an appointment to see our clinical pharmacist please contact reception on 01299 896788 in the usual way and ask for an appointment which will, of course, be confidential and private.
We are very excited about this new initiative which we feel will be beneficial to our patients and offers an alternative option for healthcare advice.
Clinical Pharmacist Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB_jsfAzHIU&feature=youtu.be
Allocation of a Named GP
All patients have been allocated a named GP, if you would like to find out who your allocated GP is please contact the surgery on 01299 896788. This does not change anything to do with your care and you are still able to have an appointment with any of our GP's. If you wish to change your allocated GP, all reasonable requests will be considered.
The doctors and staff at Great Witley Surgery in Worcestershire are proud to offer a high standard of patient-centred healthcare. As well as routine and 'same day' emergency apointments we run all the usual clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma,diabetes, heart disease and stroke and also offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback.
You will also find information about our branch surgery at Martley on this website.
There is easy access at both surgeries for patients with mobility problems - if you require assistance please ask as the reception staff will be happy to assist.
Please note we offer an online booking service, you simply need to complete an online registration form obtainable from the surgery. You will then be allocated a unique password which will enable you to book appointments with a GP at your convenience.
We apologise to patients who have experienced problems with ordering their medication online during our recent computer change. We were not advised in advance that the web ordering system would change and this is what has caused the problems patients have experienced.
Online registration for ordering medication is easy if you follow the links and realise that you will have to opt for Register, if you have not ordered online from us since 8th October 2013. If you do encounter any difficulties please contact the practice.
Please note that the safest way to order medication if you are not going to attend the practice is via the online ordering system.
The Glade Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a specialist centre which provides a service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted. The centre is based in Bransford Worcestershire and can be accessed through the police or as a self referral. If you have been assaulted and are unsure whether you want to report to the police you can contact The Glade and discuss your options confidentially on 0808 178 2058. The Glade is open 365 days a year and lines are answered by specially trained female Crisis Workers. Click on link below for further information:-
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