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Please see Practice Staff for details of staff vacancies.

Staff Training Dates for 2016:

The Surgery and Dispensary will close each month for staff training between 2pm and 4pm.  Cover for EMERGENCIES ONLY will be provided by the Out of Hours service. 

Thursday 16th June
Tuesday 19th July
Wednesday 17th August
Thursday 22nd September
Wednesday 19th October
Thursday 17th November
Tuesday 20th December

Latest News


New job vacancy - Dispensary Manager.

 

This is a newly designed post. We are looking for an experienced dispenser, who has management experience, to co-ordinate and lead our team of five dispensary staff and support the delivery of an excellent and profitable service to our dispensing patients.

 

The post holder will work hands-on as a dispenser but have dedicated management time, with support from the St George’s leadership team.

£21,000 to £24,000 pro rata, depending on experience.

Full or part-time (minimum 30 hours per week).

Permanent contract

For more details please click on the links below.

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Job description and person specification

Application form

Closing date for applications is 10pm Monday 16th October.


Pop in for your flu jab - Saturday morning clinics 7th, 14th and 21st October


Retirement wishes to Mary

St George's would like to give their thanks and warmest wishes to Mary Jenkins who retired last month.

Mary is one of the nurses that runs the Addenbrookes Oncology Service based at St George's every Thursday, and she has been here since the service began three years ago.

Thanks Mary, we will all miss your warm smile and kindnesses, and wish you all the very best with your retirement.


HUGE THANKS TO PULSE CHARITY

St George's would like to say a huge thank you to Pulse charity for purchasing the practice a new lung function assessment spirometer. Our thanks also to anyone and everyone in the Littleport community who support Pulse's superb fundraising work in any way.

The spirometer will get lots of use, not least in the new respiratory clinic we are trialling. This clinic will allow people who have lung conditions such as asthma and COPD better access to our respiratory nurse leads and, if successful, will help our work ensuring everyone has an annual review.

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Accreditation awarded - GP training practice. 

We are absolutely delighted to announce that, following full inspection and staff interviews, St George's has been awarded accreditation to be a GP training practice. This means the team and the service are considered good enough to train new GPs.

Dr Zoe Hutchinson qualified last year as the lead GP trainer, and Dr Baker and Bolina will be associate trainers.

The trainees are qualified doctors, who have decided to do further training to specialise as GPs. We hope to have our first trainee doctor start with us in 2018.


New baby in the house? Remember to book your new arrivals in for their six-week baby check.


Travelling abroad on holiday this summer?...

see our Travel Immunisation page HERE for useful information about vaccinations.


Have you had you annual asthma review?

It is very important that people who have asthma get their asthma symptoms reviewed at least once a year. If you haven't had a review in the last twelve months, please contact the surgery on 01353 864100 and we will happily make you an appointment.

Remember, you can also complete the asthma review questionnaire (see further information section to the right of this page).


Changed your phone number? PLEASE let us know

if you have changed your home or mobile number.

It is very important in case a doctor needs to get in contact

with you or someone in your family.

Let us know on 01353 864100 or CAPCCG.pm-sgmc@nhs.net 


Help your NHS by being Self Care Aware

CLICK HERE for more information.


Change to the out of hours service - please dial 111

For all practices in Cambridgeshire, the current 111 service and the GP out of hours service have been replaced by a new service called Integrated Urgent Care (IUC). So, to speak to a doctor outside our core practice hours (8am-6pm) please do not call St George's but call 111 instead. Calls to 111 are free. Please note you will not be automatically redirected.

You should use the NHS 111 service if you need medical help or advice urgently but it’s not a life-threatening situation. You should call 111:

  • If it’s not a 999 emergency;
  • If you think you need to go to A&E or another NHS urgent care service;
  • If you don’t think it can wait for an appointment with your GP; or
  • If you don’t know who to call for medical help.

For less urgent health needs, you should still contact your GP in the usual way. For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, you should continue to call 999. 


Meningitis B - Vaccinations

Following the media coverage about the death of a young girl from invasive meningococcal disease caused by Meningitis B, the national position is that only babies born after 1st July 2015 (plus a limited catch up for babies born after 1st May 2015) are offered Meningitis B as part of their immunisation programme. 

  • Can I vaccinate children born after 1st May 2015, who have not yet been vaccinated?  YES - talk to one of our nurses to make arrangements.
  • Can I vaccinate children born before 1st May 2015?  NO - the national stock of vaccine is for those eligible under the programme.
  • Can I pay for my child to have the vaccination? NO - not at the surgery, we can not use out stock for private vaccinations.  Unfortunately we do not hold any information about local private vaccination providers.  We also understand that SK has supply


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Stephen Barclay MP officially opening the Cheffins Oncology Suite on Friday 2nd May 2014. 

It was a very proud day for everyone involved in bringing oncology services to St George’s.  The practice has formed a partnership with Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge to provide oncology services closer to home. This will mean that patients (providing they are suitable) from Littleport and the surrounding areas will no longer have to travel to Cambridge for chemotherapy.  cheffins_nurses

One of the rooms on the first floor at the practice has been especially adapted to offer a quiet and comfortable area for patients to receive their regular treatments.  The nurses from Addenbrooke’s Hospital will attend the surgery, initially, once a week when they hope to be able to treat up to 15 patients a day.

Our thanks goes to our sponsors (Cheffins ~ for paying for the refurbishment of the room and the running costs for the first year), volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly to make this venture possible. (2/5/14)

 


Better Information Means Better Care

As you may have read about in the media there have been some changes (and indeed choices for patients to make should they wish) regarding how patient information is shared between different parts of the NHS. There 3 areas to consider and there is a page for each area on this website. Those 3 areas are:

  


Sharing your Information

As you may have read about in the media there have been some changes (and indeed choices for patients to make should they wish) regarding how patient information is shared between different parts of the NHS. There 3 areas to consider and there is a page for each area on this website. Those 3 areas are:

 

 

For more information about each of these areas please click on the relevant link. (2/10/13)

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