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LATEST NEWS  - MARCH 2018


SHORTAGE OF GPs



Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Practice is experiencing a shortage of GPs at present and we are having to prioritise appointments. Today we are only able to deal with urgent issues and emergencies. We ask that for anything routine you call back in a few days when we hope to have more capacity as we are actively looking for locum cover. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

In the last year the Practice has had 5 GPs leave (3 retired). We also have one GP currently on maternity leave. We have successfully managed to recruit 2 salaried GPs during this period. However in April 2018, the GP on maternity leave is returning to work, a new GP partner starts (Dr Fiona Carnegie) and our long-term locum (Dr Fiona Forsyth) will be with us full-time.

 

Carers Direct

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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