Dr John Craven will be retiring from the practice at the end of July 2013 after 36 years.
He will be sorely missed by everyone at the practice and by many patients. We wish him
the very best in his new ventures.
Janet Holland, our Health Visitor is also retiring. She will be leaving us in the middle of April. On behalf of everyone at the practice and all of the patients that have seen Janet over the years, we wish her well in her retirement.
The Health Visiting team would like to notify all parents and carers that due to recent changes the ‘Well Baby Clinic’ previously held at Nettleham Surgery has ceased as of 1st April 2013. The nearest ‘Well Baby Clinics’ are either on a Monday at Welton Children’s Centre from 1pm – 3pm or at Cherry Willingham Children’s Centre on a Wednesday between 2pm – 4pm.
The practice is pleased to announce that it has successfully become registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as of 1st April 2013.
Monthly Early Closures for Training
In order to enable our doctors and staff to be kept up to date Nettleham surgery will be closed for training from 1pm on the following afternoons. Emergency help is still available by calling 111.
Tuesday 21st May Tuesday 18th June
Tuesday 16th July Tuesday 20th August
Tuesday 17th September
Patient Participation Group and Voluntary Driver Scheme
We are still welcoming patients who wish to join our Virtual Patient Reference Group (PRG). The purpose of this is to have a large group of patients that the practice will contact by email a couple of times each year to ask for their opinion on its services etc.
If you are interested then please complete one of the join up forms at reception or contact Sarah Liron at the practice for more details.
Our second local patient participation report is now available to read on our website. The report displays the results of the survey which was undertaken by our PPG in the waiting rooms at the practice and also by member of our PRG.
Meg Rawden – PPG Chairperson
At the present moment we have sufficient cover in most villages we serve but are in need of volunteer drivers at Nettleham.
If you are interested, please leave your contact details with one of the receptionists at either surgery and I will make contact with you and discuss some of the finer points of the scheme.
Alan Price – VDS Co-ordinator