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Noticeboard

Noticeboard contents : Flu vaccinations, RCGP Lay Members wanted clinics, Text Messaging for appointments, On-Line access, 'Live Well, Feel Better' and Giving up smoking

  • Please note that our flu vaccinations are now in stock so please contact us if you are eligible and would like to take advantage of this.
  • RCGP Patient & Carers Partnership Group – vacancy for 6 new volunteer Lay patient members.

    Lay patient members*. (*Lay is defined as having a non-medical / non-expert background).  Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community.The RCGP is the professional membership body for GPs in the UK.  It is the RCGP’s aspiration that the patient voice is reflected in its policy initiatives and overall strategy. Please contact the Practice Manager if you would be interested or like to learn more about these roles.

  • Text Messaging - we have launched a Text Messaging service to patients mobile phones to confirm when an appointment has been made. For this reason our staff will be checking your mobile number. If you do not want to receive text messages for this purpose please let a member of staff know.  

  • On-Line access. Please see links on the Home Page for more details about on-line access for Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions, access to your Patient Records and access to test results.

  • Live Well, Feel Better - for more details see the link on the home page

 Life Well Feel Better

  • Free Health Checks for all patients aged 40-75 - If you would like to benefit from a free Health Check please contact us. Health Check surgeries will be running from January.

  • ‘Do you want to give up smoking?  Have you been thinking about quitting?  If so, do you know that you can get access to your local stop smoking service who have a proven track record in helping people to stop smoking and stay stop.  If you are interested in giving up or need any advice on the best way to do so why not ring the surgery on the number above and ask about the how you can access the service locally near you’

Nurses

Mrs Chrissie Pepper

RCN Chrissie has been with the Practice since 2005. She is the Diabetes Nurse-lead for River Lodge Diabetic Clinics, working alongside Dr Grigore. Chrissie is based at both sites.

Mrs Celine Campbell

RCN Celine has been with the Practice since May 2011. She has a special interest in family planning. Celine is available at Ringmer Surgery.

Mrs Elizabeth Ripley (f)

RCN Elizabeth has been employed at the Practice since July 2011. She has a special interest in wound care management. Elizabeth is available at both sites.

Kate Williamson

Kate is the newest member to our nursing team having started in February 2015.

She is our lead practice nurse and works across both sites.

Practice Nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with areas such as family planning, healthy living advice, wound care management, travel vaccinations, injections, child immunisations and cervical smears. The Practice Nurses also play an important part of chronic disease management such as asthma, COPD, diabetes and more.

Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support Practice Nurses and GPs with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurements and new patient checks. They may also act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
Mrs Michele Blaskett (f)
Michele joined the Practice in 2013 as a Health Care Assistant.  Michele is able to cover all aspects of the Health Care Assistant role and is based at both River Lodge Surgery and Anchor Field Surgery.
Mrs Emma Lane (f)

Emma has been with the Practice since January 2016 and is based at River Lodge. She heads up the NHS Health Check activity and undertakes home visits to the over 75 patients who are unable to attend the surgeries.

Miss Aimee LLoyd (f)

Aimee joined us on a part-time basis in December 2016 and is based at Anchor Field Surgery.

She is an experienced Healthcare Assistant

 
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