70 Years of the NHS
The National Health Service is turning 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives, and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff – the everyday heroes – who are there to guide, support and care for us, day in, day out. You can find out more about the NHS and how to get involved with at www.nhs70.nhs.uk
A Quick Video Guide to NHS Services
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a new animation video to help local residents choose the right NHS service for their illness or injury. The short video guides viewers through local services available - self care, pharmacies, GPs, NHS 111, and Urgent Care Centres - emphasising the importance of ensuring A&E is kept free for life-threatening conditions and emergencies.
Patients Participation Group - New member applications welcome
Locally known as "The Parson Drove Patient Group"
Works to forge a link between the practice and the patients in an open two way flow of communication. Meeting regularly approximately once a month, to discuss whats happening in the NHS, local heath service issues affecting local patients, services to be commissioned, developing and running the patient surveys. Whats happening at this practice.
A member of our group is also the Patient representative on the Local Commissioning Group Board, and is keen to hear your views and experiences of services locally within the NHS.
Any patient of Parson Drove Surgery with time, enthusiasm and commitment can apply to become a member of the Parson Drove Patient Group. Application forms available at the Reception. When a position becomes available in the group new member applications will be actioned.
Order Repeat Prescriptions, Book/Cancel Appointments and Access your Medical Record Online
The service is run by TPP SystmOne, the Company that provides our practice software. The system has been accredited by NHS Connecting for Health as secure.
You will need to be registered to use this service.
For more details and to apply to use this service click here.
Care Quality Commission Inspection
The practice underwent a full inspection by the Care Quality Commission on the 7th June 2016
Two Inspectors attended for the day and looked at all aspects of the practice. The practice and the patient group are very happy to have been awarded a GOOD rating by the Care Quality Commission after their inspection.
One area within safety was identified as requiring improvement. The practice has worked on the areas that were identified and made immediate changes to address the areas that the Care Quality Commission found requiring attention.
- We have implemented a log sheet for prescription serial numbers.
- We have acted on the results of a search that identified patients on particular medications that had not had a blood test, we have already made good progress on this, however patients that do not attend or comply with requests to have blood tests or reviews remains a problem for us.
- We have implemented a more robust system of notifying clinicians when safety alerts arrive at the practice, not only are these filed to a central place for all to access as they were before the inspection, they are now printed off and discussed at monthly staff meetings.
We have reported back to the Care Quality Commission the changes that we have implemented.
To view the Inspectors full report please click this link. CQC Report 2016