PRACTICE CLOSURE FOR STAFF TRAINING
From 12:30 to 18:30 on Tuesday 25 February 2020, this practice will be closed for important clinical education and training purposes:
Emergency cover will be provided, please telephone 111 to access these services:
- Telephone triage
- Face-to-face appointments at Drovers House in Bury St Edmunds or Haverhill Clements site (Greenfields Way) of Christmas Maltings and Clements Home visits
Repeat prescription requests will not be dealt with during these times so please ensure sufficient notice is given to enable your practice to provide these for you prior to practice closure dates.
We are pleased to welcome Lauren Rottman, Physician Associate to Swan Surgery.
This is job role which supports doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients. They work under the supervision of the doctor, training to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including:
taking medical histories
analysing test results
developing management plans
Physician Associates (PA’s) have to meet a nationally approved standard of training and practice. As well as academic achievement, you’ll need to be able to demonstrate experience of working with the public, an interest in health and social care, the right values to work for the NHS and excellent communication skills. This does not lead to becoming a GP, but can lead to further specialisation.
Currently the Physician Associate is not able to prescribe but they are able to raise a prescription which they will take to a doctor for signing.
Please be aware that Dr Gove and Dr Dunne have now retired, if they were your GP you will have been allocated to another GP, if you wish to know who this is please ask reception.
If you are a Swan Surgery patient why not pop in to a pre-diabetes education morning on Saturday 8th February 9:30 – 11:30. Take this opportunity to get up-to-date information about pre-diabetes as well as learning practical skills which you may find helpful to manage your condition.
On offer during the session we have:
• NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – find out all you need to know about this ground-breaking National Health initiative
• Chat with a weight management expert from One Life Suffolk to see if their free weight Management programme could work for you
• Meet and talk to others in the same situation
• Have your healthcare record updated with current your current height, weight and BMI stats
• Join in on a short Health Walk from the Practice at 11.30 – give it a try, regular Health Walks are running all across Suffolk and are a great way to get out and enjoy the Suffolk Countryside and meet new people
For more information please use our ‘Live WebChat’ facility at www.swansurgery.org,uk
Flu season is here again!
Our Saturday walk in clinics this year will be held on the following dates 8.30-11am at both Swan and Forest Surgery:
Saturday 14th September (Bookable at Forest ONLY)
Saturday 21st September
Saturday 28th September
Saturday 12th October
Please note there will be no clinics held at Mundford this year.
Please contact reception at both sites for pre-bookable appointments and/or any further queries.
Please be aware if your Registered GP is Dr Gove this will be reallocated to Dr Reed or Dr Sengupta due to Dr Gove retiring April 2019.
Please be aware on 9th January between the hours of 12-2pm the Swan Surgery will have no internet or computer system access.
The Surgery will remain open as normal however if you need to make, cancel or amend an appointment please call before 12pm or after 2pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.
Patients that have Dr H Haas as their registered GP have now been moved to Dr E Reed or Dr B Sengupta.
Dr Haas continues to work with us but will only be in the surgery three days a month.
If you wish to see Dr Haas please be aware you may have a longer wait for an appointment than with our other GPs.
We may use your contact mobile number to contact you via text message service for appointment reminders and cancellations, health campaigns, surveys and surgery updates.
If you do not wish to receive these messages please inform a member of reception and we shall opt you out of this service.