Welcome to Peak & Dales Medical Partnership
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat you as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription and book or cancel an appointment. Our patient advisors may direct you to more appropriate places for care, such as a pharmacist, a dentist, a physio or A and E should your condition be serious.
At the end of January 2022, both Dr Clayson and Dr Parry will be leaving as partners.
Dr Clayson will be moving on to ventures new, expanding and following career interests. Dr Parry will remain with us working 2 days a week.
Whilst we understand there will be concerns for some of you, there is a succession plan in place, and the team has already been expanded with very experienced nurses with specific area of expertise and will be further enhanced with extra GP's.
Dr Williams and Dr Love will remain as partners and will be supported by Dr's Todd, Leviston, Pope and Ross and currently Dr Hodgkinson as a fixed term GP. We are going to recruit new GPs to support the team, with adverts out at present. We will be restructuring slightly, with more time devoted to supporting our registrars and students. We wish to support our GPs developing themselves and supporting them in their interests, leading on specific areas. By restructuring and the reduction in partners we are able to release finances to be able to increase clinical staff which will be a benefit to patients.
We have extensive support coming into the PCN in terms of both additional roles and as a PCN we have signed up to the Teamup Derbyshire offer. This will see a home visiting service rolled out across the PCN. Currently, we have, in practice, care co-ordinators that are PCN funded. Our Care co-ordinators are working closely with Dr Love supporting end of life patients and supporting the named Drs looking after care home patients, looking after our housebound patients, looking after our Learning disability register, liaising with our lead nurses and supporting the Community Matrons. These roles will develop further over time. We also have good relationships with our social prescribers that are supporting patients with social needs that have risen since Covid. We continue to hold weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings where a number of patients are discussed and care plans made.
In Practice we have employed extra administration staff after feedback from patients that getting through on the telephones was difficult. We have also had extensive talks with our telephone provider as there was a number of issues that patients kindly informed us of. We have reintroduced a number in the queue position on the telephone and background music. The background music has caused some complaints, however, we have had more positive comments and patients are telling us that knowing where they are in the queue is helpful.
We have a policy of anyone calling with urgent need receives a call back from a GP that day, with 2 GPs on-call daily, as well as pre-booked and face to face appointments.
We also have also increased our Nursing Team. Angela Stacey has recently been working as a diabetes specialist nurse, she brings extensive knowledge to the team. Vici Fowler has recently been working as a Practice Nurse and has a background as a District Nurse. Viki will be leading on respiratory conditions. Clare Vasey has been with us a number of years now, Clare leads on Learning disability and also works as one of our Community Matrons. Sara Land has been working with us for many years as a Community Matron.
We currently employ 48 members of staff across the two sites, whereas we have a number of new administrative staff to support demand, we are currently developing an extensive training programme, where all administration staff will be co-located and supported by an administration manager.
We will be running a Covid Booster Clinic with our PCN colleagues at Newholme hospital on Saturday 2nd October, we will also be running a clinic at Tideswell Surgery on Sunday 3rd October. We understand that many of our patients find it difficult to travel and wanted to bring the clinic closer. Other dates will soon be released. Our staff have very kindly offered to undertake the vaccines as weekend, so not to disrupt normal clinics. We have housebound patients planned for the following week and care home patients planned for the 1st October.
I again will be supporting as the Manager for the Covid Vaccines in Phase 3 at Newholme and working closely with our PCN Clinical Director and other local Practice Managers and GPs.
Kerry Martin - Partnership Manager
Message from Dr Parry
After a lot of thought I have decided to step down from the partnership and so from the end of January I'll no longer be a partner. The reasons are many and varied but the main one is at the moment partnership itself is not the right career track for me. I need to be spending as much time as possible with my kids whilst they're still little. I will be staying on though as a salaried GP working 2 days a week, primarily in Tideswell.
Message from Dr Clayson
Well after a brilliant 11 years it's now time for a change. Being Yorkshire born and bred, its calling me back there. I also want to pursue my career in different ways. It's been my absolute honour and privilege to work in Bakewell and Tideswell all these years.
I have made some really great friends and will miss you all greatly. I have no doubt the surgery will flourish and continue to provide great care for the patients.
Would you like to have more input and help us to improve?
We are always looking for people who are keen to join our patient participation group. The aim is for the group to act as a link between the surgery and patients. We want any changes to benefit our patients and are particularly keen to welcome teenagers as well as all other ages see our patient population equally represented. Please contact Kerry Martin or access the website page
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been so supportive of the surgeries throughout the year. We are here for all our patients and will endeavour to improve our communication going forwards.
With Best Wishes
From All the Partners and Management Team
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