We have proposed some service changes to the practice the document links are below:-
Consultation Document and Consultation Survey
The proposed changes are:
- to relocate services from The Welby Practice, Bottesford to the adjacent Belvoir Vale site
- to modify the opening hours of our branch surgery at Waltham
NHS Long Term Plan - As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 year’s time we have a service fit for the future.
The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.
Please see the link to the NHS England Long Term Plan
Evening Clinic - Extended Access Service
From week commencing 26 November 2018 the above service will be delivered at:-
Belvoir Vale Surgery, Bottesford 6.30pm-8.30pm Thursday
There will be a clinician session and nursing session running with appointment availability at an increased level to accommodate the same level of appointments previously offered.
The last Monday clinic will take place on 19 November 2018.
We will assess the level of uptake over the coming months.
Many thanks for your kind co-operation.
As there are two sites in Bottesford we will refer to the practice as The Welby Practice with the site name as Belvoir Vale or Welby Bottesford, the other locations are known as Harlaxton and Waltham.
You will notice some changes e.g. The Welby Practice header on letters, etc.
You will be able to book appointments with GPs, ANP, NP, Nurses and HCAs across all the sites.
Please see link below regarding Services available from your GP practice
Services available from your GP practice
BM MRCGP DRCOG (2005 Southampton) (Registered Manager/GP Partner)
Dr Thompson joins us our Managing Clinical Partner. He was born in Ascot and qualified in Southampton in 2005, Dr Thompson is a member of the Cancer Research Primary Care Advisory Group and is also involved in medical education and regularly contributes to magazine health-related articles. Dr Thompson is recently married and enjoys keeping himself fit.
MBBS, MRCP, MRCGP (Salaried GP)
Qualified at Newcastle University in 1975 and worked for several years in hospital medicine before becoming a GP partner in Langley and Slough in 1983.
He is a qualified member of the British Society of Ecological Medicine and has interests in environmental medicine, nutrition and mind-body medicine. He has a long-standing interest in people who recover from major illnesses against the odds.
He is married with two grown-up sons.
Andrew obtained his medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 2009. Prior to pursuing medicine Andrew completed a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology at the University of Liverpool 2001. Andrew has specialist interest with training, dermatology, joint injections, minor surgery and diabetes. Andrew has a keen interest in photography, films and outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, walking and more recently sailing. Andrew is married with two young daughters.
Advanced Nurse Practitioners are highly skilled and can deal with most health conditions and illnesses. They can prescribe medications and refer patients for treatment from other health services.
Services available from your GP Practice
Donna, Advanced Nurse Practitioner joined us in March 2017. She has experience in both Primary Care and Accident and Emergency settings. She has been a Non Medical Prescriber since 2009 and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice in 2013. She has, since 2010, enjoyed seeing and delivering care to her patients alongside her GP colleagues in local Walk In Centres, Out of Hours and GP practices within the area. Her special interests are in managing long term conditions and contraceptive care. Donna currently lives with her partner in a the local town of Grantham where she likes to spend her spare time with her family and friends. She enjoys music of all genres and loves travelling.
RGN Ba (Hons) Nurse Practitioner with Non-Medical Prescribing and a trainee in Advanced Clinical Practice (MSC) Rachel was born and raised in Nottingham. In 2000 she started her life long ambition of becoming a nurse and attended Sheffield Hallam University where she completed her Nursing Degree in 2004. Rachel has been working for the practice since February 2009 when she joined the team as a Practice Nurse. Rachel’s previous working background involved working as a Deputy Team Lead Staff Nurse on a Gynaecology Unit and then as a Staff Nurse in Genito Urinary Medicine. Rachel works as a prescribing Clinical Practitioner having completed her Non-Medical Prescribing in 2015 and holds regular clinics on a Monday and Tuesday. Rachel is Lead Nurse for the practice Nurses and Health Care Assistants and enjoys training and supporting these pivotal roles in primary care. Outside of work Rachel is happiest when spending time with her family and friends and is kept busy with her biggest project the family.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner Caroline joined the practice in May 2019.
TO BE UPDATED
RGN MSc BSc (Hons) Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Gail joined the practice in August 2019. Gail trained at Hull School of Nursing qualifying at the end of 1983 and went on to work in various areas of nursing while bringing up her three children. She was always keen to learn and trained as a Nursery Nurse as well as obtaining an Adult Teaching Certificate and trained in alternative therapies at night school before undertaking a degree in Health Studies at Lincoln University, graduating in 2001. Gail went into general practice later in 2011 and trained in all areas of chronic disease and then progressed to become an Advanced Nurse Practitioner graduating from Huddersfield University in 2009 with an MSc.
Gail has a keen interest in diabetes, women's health and mental health. Gail’s children are all grown up now and she has a grandson and step-granddaughter. Gail loves the outdoors whether it is walking her labradors, out on her motorbike or travelling to destinations abroad.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.
Our Nursing Team also includes our Health Care Assistants who are skilled and qualified in performing the following:-
COPD, diabetic and hypertension reviews (work-up), BP monitoring, skilled phlebotomists (blood taking), wound management, offer dietary advice, perform ECGs, carry out NHS Health Checks, spirometry, urinalysis, B12, flu, pneumonia and shingles vaccinations. Amanda is also qualified at performing ear irrigation.
Emma is responsible for co-ordination, organisation and management of the practice and the services it provides. If you have any comments or suggestions about any aspect of the service, please do not hesitate to write to Emma at the Bottesford surgery.
Group Finance Officer
Group Management Accountant
Shared Services Team Leader
Receptionists provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with prescription enquiries, dealing with financial claims, dealing with patient records and carrying out searches and practice audits.
The community nursing service (commonly known as District Nurses) provides nursing care to people in their own homes. It is mainly for people who are confined to their home and who are over 18 years of age.
The team provides healthcare that enables individuals to increase and maintain their independence, while remaining at home.
They work closely with social services, GPs, other healthcare professionals and also patients and carers. The service makes sure that patients have the care, help and support they need, while maintaining their comfort and dignity.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Contact your surgery reception for details about the health visitors clinic.
There are physiotherapy sessions at Bottesford, Harlaxton and Waltham. Simply ask reception for an appointment with one of the doctors who will be able to refer you to our in-house service.
A community chiropodist regularly attends the Bottesford surgery. Ask at reception and complete a chiropody request form. Alternatively, please make an appointment to discuss with one of our GP’s.
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