WINTER PRESSURE SURGERIES
To help ease the pressure this winter, the North East Essex CCG are funding extra sessions with nurses and GPs in the practice. These appointments are valuable, and should be used by those with an illness that just will not go away. So please remember that a range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply by combining a well-stocked medicine cabinet with plenty of rest. For more information please visit https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Yourmedicinecabinet.aspx
Did you know, your pharmacist doesn’t just dispense prescriptions, they are health care professionals who can provide advice and treatment for common illnesses and conditions such as diarrhoea, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, upset stomach, skin conditions, and so much more, with no need for an appointment. Here are some tips on staying healthy this winter https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Healthywinter.aspx
Appointments are now available for anybody eligible for a flu vaccination. Please see below to check eligibility and contact the surgery to book an appointment.
Children aged between 2 and 4 are eligible to receive the vaccination from the surgery. Please call the surgery if you are unsure if your child is eligible. Children aged 9 or over are not eligible, unless they have a serious underlying health condition, including:
- Serious heart conditions
- Serious breathing problems, for example, severe asthma needing regular inhaled or oral steroids
- Severe kidney or liver disease
- Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, for example, chemotherapy or radiotherapy treatment for cancer or long-term steroid use
- Problems with the spleen, either because the spleen has been removed (asplenia) or doesn’t work properly, for example, because of sickle cell or coeliac disease
- Are over 65
- Are pregnant
- Are a carer of a disabled or elderly person
- Are living or working in a residential care home
- Are having chemotherapy
- Have a BMI of 40 or over
- If you have certain medical conditions such as… Asthma COPD Heart Failure Kidney Disease Diabetes Parkinson’s MS
YOU ARE ELIGIBLE!
Mayflower Medical Centre is now accepting new patients
We are pleased to confirm that registrations at Mayflower Medical Centre have re-opened. Registration packs can be picked up from reception.
Please be aware that in order to register with us, you will need to produce two separate forms of ID: -
- One piece of photo ID
- Confirmation of your address (bank statement/council tax/utility bill)
You will also be asked to register for online patient access, which allows you to view blood test results, repeat prescriptions, online appointments and coded consultations.
Forms are included in the welcome packs / registration information and your ID will be checked when you come into register.
Please note that you will need to continue to request medication from your current practice while your registration is processed, as this will take approximately seven working days.
Mayflower Medical Centre would like to take this opportunity to thank our partners and our four new GPs, without whom we would not be able to re-open our books.
New General Practitioners
We are very pleased to inform you that despite the national shortage of doctors, we have now successfully recruited four General Practitioners from Colchester to work closely alongside our existing doctors. Their names are:
Dr Farman Ali
Dr Sabeeka Qasim
Dr Qurat Rizvi
Dr Mohamed Muneer
We wish them a long and happy career at the Mayflower Medical Centre.
More information about each doctor can be found here: http://www.mayflowermedicalcentre.co.uk/staff1.aspx?t=1
When is my GP in practice?
We try to encourage patients to see the doctor with whom they are registered as we feel that this promotes continuity of care and a closer doctor-patient relationship. Please use the table below to see which days your GP is in the practice, and consider whether you are able to wait and see your own GP, if they are not currently available.
Days in Practice
Dr Mohamed Abu-Seido (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dr Farman Ali (M)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Lorna Burn (F)
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Daniel Catmull (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Steven Kalynuk (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Mohamed Muneer (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Sabeeka Qasim (F)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Dr Qurat Rizvi (F)
Dr Amy Roberts (F)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Dr Allan Smith (M)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Drazena Susa (F)
Dr Kwabena Twumasi (M)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
WHY DOES THE RECEPTIONIST NEED TO ASK WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
It is not a case of the receptionists being nosey!
The reception staff are members of the practice team and it has been agreed they should ask patients ‘why they need to be seen’.
Reception staff are trained to ask certain questions in order to ensure that you receive:
- the most appropriate medical care,
- from the most appropriate health professional,
- at the most appropriate time.
Receptionists are asked to collect brief information from patients:
- To help doctors prioritise house visits and phone calls
- To ensure that all patients receive the appropriate level of care
- To direct patients to see the nurse or other health professional rather than a doctor where appropriate.
Reception staff, like all members of the team, are bound by confidentiality rules. Any information given by you is treated strictly confidentially.
The Practice would take any breach of confidentiality very seriously and deal with accordingly.
You can ask to speak to a receptionist in private away from reception.
However if you feel an issue is very private and do not wish to say what this is then this will be respected.
Thank you for your support.
ON LINE PATIENT ACCESS/ REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
If you require ongoing monthly prescriptions, please register for EMIS ACCESS. Register at: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/Register (or request a form at reception) to obtain access to order your prescriptions, and check allergies and immunisations recorded from your home computer or mobile phone.
Once you have registered online for EMIS access, please leave 24 hours before coming into the surgery. You will need to attend the surgery between 10 am and 4pm and bring with you your identification - one photo ID and one letter or bank statement.
Please note that we do not register children under the age of 16 for online access.
SICKNESS & DIARRHOEA
Please be aware that our receptionists are unable to make appointments for patients who have sickness and diarrhoea. For information and advice, please go to www.nhs.uk/Gastroenteritis/Introduction.
If you feel that you do need to be seen by a nurse or a GP, please call and request a call back from the nurse to discuss.
Visiting your GP surgery can put others at risk, so it's best to call the surgery or 111 if you feel you need advice.
North East Essex GP Network
The Partners at the Mayflower Medical Practice are pleased to announce that the Practice is now part of the North East Essex GP Network. The Network is a formal group of primary care practices located in the Colchester and Tendring area, who have come together to work collaboratively and become a stronger organisation.
By working together we aim to be able to maintain our individuality and keep our practices running in the way we know our patients appreciate. Whilst maintaining our own identities, we can also work at scale with the Network to reduce our costs and remain sustainable into the future, sharing resources in order to provide better and wider services for our patients.
By working together we can also benefit from potential changes within the NHS that will disadvantage smaller practices working on their own, therefore ensuring that our patients do not miss out.
We are ‘stronger together’
Further information can be found at the North East Essex GP Network website:
NHS Friends and Family Test
If you require a Doctor when we are closed please telephone our usual number 01255 201299 so you can speak to the 111 service.
Our Mission Statement: We aim to provide high quality cost-effective patient centered healthcare in a responsive, supportive, courteous manner.
(Site updated 12/12/2017)