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Personal message from Dr Rankin

" I will be retiring from the partnership on Friday 30th September 2022. 

I have felt it a privilege to be of service to our local community for 31 years and to be a member of Pershore Medical Practice"

AccuRx

Our practice is using a new online system to allow you to get in touch with your GP practice in your own time, without having to wait on the phone to get in touch. 
Every request will be reviewed by our practice team and we aim to get back to you with next steps in X days. If we feel that you need an appointment, you will be booked in via this route.
*PLEASE CLICK ON THE BLUE ACCURX BOX BELOW TO GET STARTED*

Welcome to Pershore Medical Practice

We look after over 10,000 patients in Pershore and the surrounding villages. Our aim is to provide high quality modern medical care; to enable easy access to a full range of services, in an attractive environment and atmosphere.

In addition you will be treated by well trained and motivated staff in a well managed and successful organisation, using modern methods and technology working with the NHS and other partner agencies.

 

IMPROVED ACCESS TELEPHONE CALLS - 

Working in partnership with GPs across South Worcestershire, we now offer Improved Access telephone appointments at evenings and weekends. These appointments are offered by practices across the county, so you may speak to a GP, nurse or other clinician from a different practice—but we hope this service will allow you to access primary care outside of our regular opening hours.

 

You can pre-book your appointment by calling our regular appointment line during our opening hours. Alternatively, you can call 01905 969864 to book an appointment from 8am-6:30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am-1pm Saturday and Sunday.

Opening Times

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Doctor days

Dr Rankin – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Ferenc – Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday

Dr Moore – Tuesday, Thursdays

Dr Patel – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr Mann – Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dr Bosmith – Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays

 

Dr Lee – Alternative weeks

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • Mon, Tues, Wed

 Dr Elliott – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Dr Oldroyd – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Dr Onyeagoro – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

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General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)

 

You may have read in the press about "General Practice Data for Planning and Research" (GPDPR). This is a new way that NHS Digital will collect data from the GP record to help plan for future NHS healthcare. The new way of collecting patients data reduces the amount of work GP practices have to share the information.

 
Any data collected will be pseudonymised (meaning it can't be identified with an individual).
 
There are two types of opt out to consider.
 
TYPE 1 - this stops any data going from the practice to NHS Digital.
 
NATIONAL DATA - this will allow the data to be shared with NHS Digital, but stops any data going further than that.
 
Remember in both instances, the data isn't identifiable to you.
 
Please note this has now been postponed to the 1st September, so it gives you more time to consider your options. 
 
To opt out of Type 1: complete the form here  https://nhs-prod.global.ssl.fastly.net/binaries/content/assets/website-assets/data-and-information/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research/type-1-opt-out-form.docx  and return it to us (by email or in hard copy). We will then add the information to your medical record.
 
To opt out of National Data, visit https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/  or use the NHS App.
 
 

For information on how we share data, please see Data Policy on our website https://www.uptondoctors.co.uk/info.aspx?p=20

Dispensary notice board

Please note that the practice Dispensary is open Monday - Friday 8am - 6:30pm. We do close on a Wednesday 10am - 10:30am so please do not visit the Dispensary during that 30 minute period as we will not be able to serve you.

We would be grateful you could order you repeat prescriptions 7 days in advance to give us time to safely prepare your prescription in a timely manner.

You may have heard in the news that GP surgeries are not allowing patients to be seen face to face. Please be reassured this is not the case at Pershore Medical Practice.

However this is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

 We are open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01386 553346 – our opening hours are 8am – 6:30pm.

Face-to-face appointments are available to all patients, but you may be asked to discuss your conditions over the phone or online first to assess what would be most appropriate for you. But please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

 Appointments are being delivered online over the telephone and via video, If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering unless you have exemption.

Appointments with the GPs are bookable on the day only. Please call first thing ( 8:30am) on the day you would like the call.

Letter from UKHSA in relation to updated dietary advice for smoked fish

To The Medical Director and Director of Maternity services 01 April 2022 Dear Recipient,

Re: Update in dietary advice to only consume smoked fish if thoroughly cooked to reduce risk of listeriosis in people who are vulnerable to infection, due to an ongoing outbreak linked to smoked fish We are writing to inform you about updated advice on high risk foods for certain patients, where there is a specific concern about Listeria monocytogenes.

L. monocytogenes is an uncommon cause of food poisoning. The presentation can range from asymptomatic infection, or mild gastroenteritis to severe sepsis or meningoencephalitis in people aged over 65, those who are, immunocompromised and those with underlying systemic illness like liver or renal disease. Listeriosis can cause miscarriages and still births in pregnant individuals who may be asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms of listeriosis. Newborn babies may acquire perinatal infection including neonatal sepsis and meningitis. L. monocytogenes can be spread through consumption of contaminated food. The best way for patients in vulnerable groups to protect themselves is to follow the guidance on what foods should be avoided and what foods should be handled with care, and to follow advice on appropriate handling, storage and preparation of foods. We have recommended that the NHS Digital webpages are updated to reflect smoked fish as a high risk product for listeriosis, and advise that vulnerable patients only consume smoked fish if it is thoroughly cooked. The reason we recommend this change is that there is an ongoing outbreak of listeriosis linked to smoked fish. Since 2020 there have been 12 cases (9 in England, 3 in Scotland) of listeriosis where the vehicle is believed to be smoked fish. While food chain investigations have not revealed any contamination that breaches the legal threshold for 2 L. monocytogenes, it is important that high-risk patients are aware of the risks and are advised how to safely consume these products. Therefore NHS Digital is updating the NHS Digital website content for pregnant and vulnerable individuals to reflect the risk of listeriosis from smoked fish by amending the ‘foods to avoid in pregnancy’ webpage, as well as the NHS Digital webpage on ‘listeriosis’, which also includes details on specific actions people can take when handling, storing and preparing foods to reduce their risk of listeriosis. We recommend that these changes in advice are cascaded to NHS services and that at-risk patients1 are directed to the NHS websites above for the most up-to-date advice.

Yours sincerely

Dr Susan Hopkins Chief Medical Advisor,

UKHSA CC CMO CEX UKHSA

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