We are pleased to welcome to our Clinical Team -
Dr Mandeep Dhami MB ChB, DRCOG, MRCGP - Dr Dhami qualified with us in 2012 and has returned to work at Spa on several occasions during the past 5 years. We are now pleased to welcome him back as a permanent member of our Doctor Team, working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday.
The Practice would like to welcome our new Healthcare Assistant - Bethanne Manton. She is working with the nursing team every day alongside Caroline Allen.
Bank Holiday Opening Times
The Practice will be closed from Good Friday on 30th March to Easter Monday 2nd April - if you need medical attention please call 111 during this bank holiday.
We will be open as usual on Tuesday 3rd April.
New to Droitwich Spa? We will be happy to register you as a new NHS patient.
If you have recently moved to Droitwich Spa and are looking to register with a friendly local GP then call in to The Spa Medical Practice.
We are conveniently located in the centre of the town on the right hand side of Droitwich Medical Centre, Ombersley Street East, post code WR9 8RD.
Simply call in to The Spa Medical Practice and ask for a New Patient Registration form.
Or go to our website registrations page www.spamedical.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=4&t=1
Free WIFI Access
We are pleased to announce that all Spa Medical Practice patients now have the ability to access our FREE WIFI whilst waiting for their appointment in our patient waiting room. (March 2018)
More Nurse appointments made available for our patients
To improve how accessible we are to our patients we regularly review our appointment availability. As a result we have now made available each month ADDITIONAL EVENING and SATURDAY MORNING appointments with our Practice Nurses making us more accessible to our working patients. Appointments for blood tests and NHS Healthchecks continue to be available every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. (February 2018)
Excellent Patient Feedback
In a survey carried out with our patients in February 2018:
93% of our patients said they were EXTREMELY LIKELY to recommend us to their Friends and Family
7% said they were LIKELY to recommend us.
We are always open to receive your feedback. Ask for a FRIENDS & FAMLY TEST Card when you are next in the practice, or simply reply to our text. (March 2018)
Do you have musculo-skeletal pain? A GP appointment is NOT required if you want to ask for a Physiotherapist appointment?
- Droitwich patients can directly self-refer to the local Physiotherapy Team for help with their musculo-skeletal condition.
- Go to the website - hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/physiotherapy/move-to-improve/
- Simply fill in a secure self-referral form on the website with your details together with a brief outline of your problem.
- A member of the local Physio team will then contact you directly. (January 2018)
Free Basic Life Support Training at Droitwich Medical Centre
Droitwich AED are running free Basic Life Support training for members of the public.
If you are interested in receiving this training or have any questions please do not contact the surgery but please email Peter Richards at Droitwich.AED@gmail.com or mobile 07957214101
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Improved Appointment Availability
We are pleased to announce improved appointment availability for our working patients. We recognise it can be difficult for patients with work commitments to get into surgery during normal opening hours. To help with this the Droitwich GP practices offer Saturday morning appointments from 8 a.m. until 12 noon.
These appointments can be with a Doctor or with a Healthcare Assistant for your blood tests or NHS Healthchecks.
Please ask if you would like to book in for one of these appointments.
This service is provided with the support of the government’s NHS GP Access Fund, working in conjunction with SW Healthcare Ltd.
The practice is proactive in charity events. Recently Dr Steven took part in the Worcester Half Marathon on 17th September 2017 and raised £150 for the Samaritans.
In October we are took part for Wear it Pink day to raise money for Breast Cancer research and raised £40!
Practice Phone Options
Please be aware the practice phone options have changed to –
Press 1 – For immediate medical attention, to speak to the care navigator or you are a healthcare professional who needs to discuss an at risk patient
Press 2 – For appointments, home visits, general and prescription queries
Press 3 – For the Secretaries, IT Team or Management team.
Wychavon District Council in partnership with Worcestershire County Council have developed a Health and Wellbeing Plan for the district. The aim is to promote, encourage and support partners to deliver programmes that contribute to healthier lifestyles in the Wychavon area.
Please click on the link https://ylyc.worcestershire.gov.uk/ for Worcestershire is full of information and advice about how people can stay well and independent - and plan for their long-term future. The website helps people find out about support available in the community, and about all kinds of care services for older people and adults with disabilities.
You can also access Health and Wellbeing information here, which includes information about alcohol, being active, dementia, diabetes, healthy eating, loneliness, mental health, smoking and more. If you would like to speak to someone about health please contact the Health Improvement Co-ordinator for Wychavon, Clare Charlton on 01386 565182 or email email@example.com
Hellos & Farewell
The practice welcomes Dr Amrit Kundra (male) and Dr Georgia Birch (female) as our new trainee doctors.
We say goodbye and good luck to Dr K Wiltshire
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