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STAFF TRAINING DATES

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 5th August from 1.00pm and will re-open on Friday 6th August at 8.00am.

Moorland Medical Centre statement for Staff and Patients

 

COVID Restriction Update

 

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the Surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

 

From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance and staff will continue to wear PPE. The number of patients allowed into the waiting area will also continue to be restricted, and we will continue to utilise our one way system within the practice. We do understand that this can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.

 

Covid has not gone away.

 

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

 

We have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as possible for ALL patients and staff. One positive case of covid within the surgery could wipe out our entire workforce for 10 days, and I'm sure you will agree, maintaining restrictions is a small price to pay in order that we continue with a full range of medical services, and keep our doors open.

Moorland Medical Centre statement for Staff and Patients

 

COVID Restriction Update

 

Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the Surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

 

From the 19th July, nothing will change at the surgery - patients will need to still wear a face covering and socially distance and staff will continue to wear PPE. The number of patients allowed into the waiting area will also continue to be restricted, and we will continue to utilise our one way system within the practice. We do understand that this can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions to protect us all.

 

Covid has not gone away.

 

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months.

 

We have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe as possible for ALL patients and staff. One positive case of covid within the surgery could wipe out our entire workforce for 10 days, and I'm sure you will agree, maintaining restrictions is a small price to pay in order that we continue with a full range of medical services, and keep our doors open.

 

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.

Teaching, Training and Research

Our practice is committed to assist in the training of other health professionals from medical students, nurses to trainee GPs or General Practitioners.

Fully qualified doctors with experience in hospital medicine who wish to become GPs join the practice and spend from 6 to 18 months working here, sharing all aspects of medical care with the primary health care team. The trainee GPs are closely supervised by the regular doctors and bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the team. Their training includes seeing patients in surgery, sometimes on their own and sometimes with another doctor present, home visits and learning how to deal with emergencies. Occasionally video-taping a consultation allows the trainee GP to improve their clinical and communication skills. Video-taping is only done with the patients consent and is completely confidential. Should you be asked to take part in a video and you do not wish to then please say so and you will not be videoed. If you agree to be videoed then change your mind afterwards please let the trainee GP know and they can immediately erase the video. Any videos are kept for a maximum period of the trainee’s time here at the surgery, once they leave the surgery the videos are erased. It is a valuable way for the trainee GP to learn and we appreciate and would like to say a public ‘thank you’ to all the patients who do allow themselves to be videoed.

We also help to train medical students from Keele University with a varying degree of experience. Some are first years gaining their first experiences of studying medicine; some are final years and getting ready to take their qualifying exams. If a medical student is working with the doctor or nurse you are seeing you will be asked to give consent to the student being present. Occasionally we may ask if the student could chat to you first briefly before being seen by your usual doctor or nurse. Once again the consultations are strictly confidential. We are grateful to all our patients that assist with the training of the next generation of doctors.

Nurses training to become practice nurses, midwives, district nurses may also be attached to the practice. Usually they accompany the person they are training to be, so a student nurse accompanies our practice nurse or nurse practitioner. You will be asked to give consent to these students being present and again it is strictly confidential. If you do agree we would once again like to thank you for you co-operation.

The Practice is involved with medical research in partnership with Keele University and other researchers as listed below. You may be asked to participate in a research project that we are taking part in, but we would always ask for consent.
If you have any questions or wish to be excluded from this list, please contact Fran Fairhurst, Practice Manager on 01538 399008 or email moorland.med@nhs.net 

Keele University

National Diabetes Audit
Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD)Fair Processing - Informing Patients

Medical Student Poster



 
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