Notice of the Annual General Meeting

Moorland Medical Centre

Patient Participation Group

Notice is hereby given that the Annual general meeting of the Patient Participation Group will be held commencing at 9.45am on Tuesday 5th July 2022 in the Community Room, St Luke’s Church, Fountain Street, Leek, Staffs.

Patients of this Practice are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting and are welcome to stay for the normal monthly meeting which will follow the AGM.

Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign

This week marks the start of the Spring Booster Covid Vaccination Campaign nationally (essentially phase 4). This will be targeting the over 75 years and over and those aged

12 years and over who are clinically extremely vulnerable. LVS (Local Vaccination Service / GP run Vaccination Centres) have predominantly been asked to stand down from this phase of vaccine delivery, so that we can focus on providing core General Practice services. Leek and Biddulph PCN have decided to adhere to this guidance. We have not taken this decision lightly as we have prided ourselves on being able to deliver phase 1,2, and 3 to our patients in their locality. However, running the vaccine clinics, as well as simultaneously performing all the routine everyday core work has taken a huge toll on General Practice staff, thus to provide a sustainable service going forward we have stepped down from spring boosters.


As of April, we are officially putting our two vaccination centres in Leek and Biddulph into ‘hibernation’ and currently fully intend to reopen them if an Autumn/Winter 2022 booster campaign is needed. We appreciate this will potentially inconvenience some of our patients but there are now a number of excellent local vaccine clinics that can be found on the NBS (National Booking Service)


Please be reassured that our patients residing in a care home, or who are registered as housebound, will still be catered for with a visiting service who can administer the vaccine in patient’s homes. We are working closely with MPFT (Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust) who will be providing this service, we will advise those patients affected on the specifics of this process in due course.


With over 50,000 vaccines now delivered by the PCN since we started in January 2021, I would like to again take this opportunity to thank all staff in the PCN, and all volunteers that have helped at both sites. Without your hard work and dedication, the success achieved in the vaccination campaigns in Leek and Biddulph would not have been possible.


Many Thanks

Dr Neil Briscoe 

Wearing a face covering in GP Practices

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in a number of settings from 26 January 2022.

However, we are still asking that you wear a face covering in our practice to help keep yourselves, other patients, and staff safe.

When visiting our practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.  This will keep everyone safe from COVID-19.

You could have COVID-19 and not even know about it. That’s why anyone entering this practice must continue to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022.

If you are visiting the practice, you will still be asked to wear a face covering after 26 January 2022. If you don’t have one, please ask a member of staff and they will help you.

Thank you to everyone who continues to wear a face covering when visiting our

practice – you are helping to keep yourselves, our patients and our staff safe from


If you’re coming into the practice, you will still be required to wear a face covering.

Help to keep everyone safe at your local practice.

All Staff at Moorland Medical Centre work hard to provide an excellent service to our patients


We are not here to suffer physical, or verbal abuse from patients, their relatives or members of the Public.


This practice operates a zero-tolerance policy with regards to violence or abuse. ANY patient or their relative who use threatening or offensive behaviour, either verbal or physical, in person or via the telephone or social media could be removed from the practice in order to protect our staff and other patients.


Medical Receptionist



Moorland Medical Centre is looking to recruit a part-time medical receptionist for 27 hours per week to work within our busy, friendly, General Practice team.

The role is to provide general assistance to patients on behalf of the practice team, and to project a positive and friendly image either face to face or via the telephone.

This role requires the candidate to be able to work under pressure in a professional, courteous, efficient and effective manner at all times, both within the team and external organisations

Main duties of the job

Previous Medical Receptionist experience advantageous but not necessary.

Essential skills include good communication, telephone manner, a willingness to learn, and the ability to work effectively in a team.

Has an ability to use own initiative and organise workloads.

Excellent people, telephone and IT skills.

A good knowledge of general office tasks and procedures is desirable.

AMSPAR or equivalent qualifications in Reception and or Administration/Office would be advantageous.

Able to follow protocols and procedures and an understanding of the need for confidentiality

Hours of work will include early mornings/late evenings, weekends which include 7.45am starts & 6.15pm or 8.45pm finishes. Flexibility in working hours to cover extra shifts during holidays & sickness.

Knowledge of Emis Web clinical system and Docman is an advantage but full and comprehensive training will be undertaken.

Moorland Medical Centre is a friendly multidisciplinary team, and our aim is to offer the highest standard of healthcare and advice to patients with the resources available to us.

The practice embraces and adapts to the ever changing situations that it faces within the NHS. Good communication is much valued within the team, alongside reliability and responsibility from individuals.

Please apply in writing with a CV to Fran Guy Practice Business Manager at:

Moorland Medical Centre

Dyson House

Regent Street



ST13 6LU


Email address:


Contact details:

01538 399008





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