Leach Heath Medical Centre

1. New Staff updates – New salaried GP started on 1st September

Dr Tolu Oyewale, working 6 sessions (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

Dr Simon Carter retired in August

Dr Olivia Kenney will be returning from maternity leave on 22nd September, working 6 sessions (Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)

Dr Ellie Hemming will be returning from maternity leave in January 2021.

We are still using Locums Dr Kaur and Dr Putta ad-hoc.

Receptionist Teresa who retired in May has returned to help us out.

2. Flu Clinics – We tried to find local sites to do flu injections but had no luck so they will be done at the surgery.

There will be specific clinics on the system for patients to book.

The clinics will be held in the reception area of the surgery with screens between patients, when done the patients will exit the surgery out the back door.

Patients will receive a letter advising if they are eligible for the vaccine. They will need to bring this letter to the appointment. It will have a bar code on it which we will scan and it will automatically load the vaccine information onto their medical records.

The clinics will start on Monday 28th September and will be available to book from Wednesday 16th September.

3. Coronavirus – We trialled opening the door from Monday 7th September just for patients who have pre-booked appointments.

There are signs on the door advising that they can only enter the surgery if they have a pre-booked appointment, for everything else they still need to telephone the surgery.

Patients need to wear masks and keep to social distancing, there are a few social distanced chairs in the waiting room to be used, they have coloured signs on them green is ok to sit down and red requires cleaning and should not be used until cleaned, hand gel is also available to be used when entering the surgery.

We have perspex screens around the reception area.

If patients start coming in for other things the doors will be closed again.

4. AOB –Patient’s parking on the pavement near the entrance to the surgery was discussed, and whether bollards were needed on the pavement to stop people parking as it is a hazard when you are trying to pull out onto the road, one of the members will contact the locum MP to see if we can arrange to have the council come out and investigate.

Next meeting has been arranged for Thursday 26th November at 1pm, not sure at the moment if this will be via teams or at the surgery.

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